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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Re: Repaired Parrot Bebop 2 Cross Section

Post by ym58 » 28 Mar 2017, 21:01

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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.

campbell1987
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Re: Repaired Parrot Bebop 2 Cross Section

Post by campbell1987 » 10 Feb 2018, 17:54

Hi everyone..... Sorry for jumping on another thread here... I'll post a new one if needed but i am in a pretty similar situation here..... I had a bad crash and one arm got cracked, not completely broken, also 2 of the mounting poles broke off causing 1 motor wire to pull off the board, I repaired it using 2 part epoxy resin and re-soldered the 3 wires from 1 motor back to the board and so far it seems as strong as it was before and flys pretty much the exact same apart from some minor issues...... It drifts very slightly in flight now and sometimes on take off one prop takes longer to start spinning up than the other 3 and its not always the same prop that does it...... spun all 4 motors by hand and all feel/sound ok but in flight i do think it sounds a bit different than it did before the crash even though all props are like new with no chips or bends..........
Can someone tell me if they know what may cause these problems.... If not can yous suggest the steps i need t do to run some sort of diagnostics on the thing..... I have putty installed and know how to connect and ftp into the drone but i just need the FTP login details and a list of commands I'd need to run..... I just don't feel like i can trust the thing in this condition now and hoping it's an easy fix as its such minor problem in a way...

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