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Drone protective gears and shafts

Post by chinasso » 19 Jan 2011, 17:43

Tired of changing axles bent and some gears.
I decided to mount a bumper.
I used a bit of polycarbonate, a dremel and a few plastic ties.

http://www.dropbox.com/sh/mcih91jp2tik098/6CXiyCF5VJ" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Sorry for my bad English.

I hope you like it.

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Post by plexus » 19 Jan 2011, 21:07

great idea! i am also annoyed with all the bent shafts. do the shafts bend because the gears are getting bumped? is that the most common cause of shaft bends?

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Post by chinasso » 20 Jan 2011, 00:02

Most of the time that the drone has received a blow on the gears, the shaft have doubled. I spent two spare gears and shafts kits. :|

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Post by gripnerd » 20 Jan 2011, 09:50

Is that a carbon fiber nose cover!
I could really use one of those

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Post by ardrone_rookie » 25 Jan 2011, 03:59

where did you get them?

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Post by ardrone_rookie » 02 Mar 2011, 00:49

how thick is the polycarbonate??

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Post by w1ngz » 06 Mar 2011, 21:31

I'm hardly an expert on the AR drone (the mailman hasn't dropped it off yet)...
But I'm fairly experienced with micro-flyers and other gadgets with similar reduction gear systems on high speed props.
The gear and/or shaft will break from unfortunate prop impacts, not from impacts on the gear itself.

You actually want the gear to break. If the impact is strong enough to break the gear, imagine what it will to if the gear were solid plastic, or brass (which would be so much quieter), and that force was directly transferred to the motor?

I don't think this mod does much to protect the gears themselves, and definitely nothing at all when the rotors are spinning.

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Post by rogueqd » 08 Mar 2011, 03:05

I gotta correct you there w1ngz. The drone software will cut all the motors instantly if one of the propellers comes in to contact with anything.

One of the most common accidents is flying the drone in to something hard (fence, brick wall, road, etc). When the drone hits, the props turn as they are pushed by the hard surface until the gear is exposed (props at 90 degrees to the cross arm). The gear then takes the full force of the impact, damaging teeth and often breaking it in half.

This mod is great because the polycarbonate will hit the wall before the gear does, thus saving the gear and shaft from any impact.

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Post by w1ngz » 08 Mar 2011, 06:36

Indeed, now that I've seen mine fly a bit I see that if anything at all touches the prop the whole thing stops dead, and the gear is quite likely to take a direct smack against whatever the drone hit, and/or whatever it's falling onto.

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Post by borgqueenx » 09 Apr 2011, 15:25

sorry to gravedig this topic....

this seemed like a good protective add-on to my drone.
however i cant find this anywhere for purchase! (besides a solution on ebay but its really thick, big and i think heavy to)

Does someone have a link or can make me some that are easy to install? :)

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Post by droneparts_de » 09 Apr 2011, 21:20

If you like, please have a look to http://www.droneparts.de" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Here you can find some "Landing caps"...
Perhaps this is what you searching for.
http://www.droneparts.de - Parrot AR.Drone and DJI Phantom partner!
...5% discount for forum members. Please contact info@droneparts.de to receive your voucher code - we ship worldwide!...

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Post by borgqueenx » 09 Apr 2011, 23:15

conan1965 wrote:If you like, please have a look to http://www.droneparts.de" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Here you can find some "Landing caps"...
Perhaps this is what you searching for.
They are already on my purchase list but they are on holiday....so i dont order yet.

But thats not what ive ment. See the photos in post 1 to see what i want.

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Post by rcpilot » 10 Apr 2011, 01:31

Hi, What shipping method do they use to send to Australia?

UPS?

Deuche post?

Great idea with the gear bumpers too.

Will be nice to get some bling for the drone. Parrot could have really cleaned up by supplying upgrades.

What I need is a collective pitch drone.

Damm wind in Perth never stops. Very gusty winds again today.

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Post by chinasso » 12 Apr 2011, 12:55

If I have time, I will try to do a tutorial with videos or photos, for you can you do it and install it. But you need some DIY tools. The old material is a hard plastic box and plastic strips to attach cables. Here publishes links, photos and stuff.

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Re: Drone protective gears and shafts

Post by J. Dub » 18 Apr 2011, 04:22

Where can I buy... That is such a good idea.

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