Repaired Parrot Bebop 2 Cross Section

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atkohler
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Repaired Parrot Bebop 2 Cross Section

Post by atkohler » 05 Jan 2017, 01:59

I crashed my Bebop 2 into a tree to day while flying at ~100'. The Drone fell directly to the ground pretty hard, knocking out the battery and breaking an entire wing/ arm off of the main frame or cross section. Luckily this was the only damage, the camera and rest of the drone are intact with a few scratches. I did not even have to change the Propellers.

Things I used to repair:
  • -Zip Ties
    -JB Weld 5 Minute Epoxy
    -Popsicle Stick
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Unfortunately I did not get any pictures of the drone right after the crash so I have no pictures to show the shape it was in but it is pretty self explanatory. I tried epoxy alone at first which I found was not strong enough to hold the arm up. I drilled two holes in the arm to run the zip ties through and attached to the frame wherever I could find a suitable place. Lastly I added the Popsicle stick to add support to the back of the frame and voila! I did a test flight to ~150' and had no trouble at all what-so-ever, the drone flew exactly as it did before the crash :D 8-)

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AR.Tommy
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Re: Repaired Parrot Bebop 2 Cross Section

Post by AR.Tommy » 05 Jan 2017, 13:06

Welcome to the board!

I have to say that this does not look good to me and it will break sooner or later, a new central cross is only about 25.- Euro.
http://www.digitalsirup.com

Sweet and delicious apps for your drones.

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Re: Repaired Parrot Bebop 2 Cross Section

Post by Orion_78 » 13 Jan 2017, 15:06

Hello

Positing here my experience :)
I first try to fix the cross using super glue 3. It did works for a few fly, but it is not strong enough to last long and was starting to break little by little soon after...

Now, I just did welding it. Look's dirty, but pretty strong.

For now, only 2 flight with that system, keep in touch!
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Re: Repaired Parrot Bebop 2 Cross Section

Post by sgh71 » 24 Jan 2017, 00:16

Similar break on mine but arm did not completely come off. A little Kglue then JB weld and so far good as new. I do plan to change it to a new Cross section I have. Just need the time to do it.

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Re: Repaired Parrot Bebop 2 Cross Section

Post by Orion_78 » 26 Jan 2017, 09:55

Just updates from my previous welding

It breaks

after several crashes, and the last one was high speed in a mound :)

So, yes it is a weak point, but it works great for normal/high speed in the air and even small crashs !
I will keep one new cross section, for long fly, but this welding hint is perfect for fpv racing.

Have fun !

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solaris8x86
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Re: Repaired Parrot Bebop 2 Cross Section

Post by solaris8x86 » 27 Jan 2017, 04:19

................ :?
Advancing Bebop 2 to Router Mod with deep explanation: http://youtu.be/cumh4VZonVE
Bebop 2 Flight Record #0010 Finale (must watch): http://youtu.be/1pNyMSKwWaQ

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ym58
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Re: Repaired Parrot Bebop 2 Cross Section

Post by ym58 » 28 Mar 2017, 21:01

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Booda3000
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Re: Repaired Parrot Bebop 2 Cross Section

Post by Booda3000 » 31 Mar 2017, 17:17

Nice work. I like the repair jobs.

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Re: Repaired Parrot Bebop 2 Cross Section

Post by squad » 01 Apr 2017, 02:17

Very nice job- looks solid.

If Parrot only keep the cross section in stock- things would be lot easier for us.

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