Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

Sign up for a weekly email of the latest drone news & information

Phantom motor mount reinforcement plates.

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Zoti, Aug 15, 2015.

  1. Zoti

    Joined:
    May 13, 2015
    Messages:
    86
    Likes Received:
    29
    Since DJI is not replying to my emails and I wouldn't send them my Phantom 3 until the say that they
    have a new bottom she'll design that will prevent cracks I'm working on some reinforcement plates for the motor mounts of the Phantom 3.

    Here is my progress.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    atki likes this.
  2. Altanore

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2015
    Messages:
    118
    Likes Received:
    36
    Location:
    AB, Canada
  3. Zoti

    Joined:
    May 13, 2015
    Messages:
    86
    Likes Received:
    29
    I'm not planing to sell them. They will be on thingiverse for you to download and print yourself.
     
    III% Streve likes this.
  4. msinger

    Approved Vendor

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2014
    Messages:
    18,870
    Likes Received:
    5,558
    Location:
    US
    How about the two lower screws? Those are the ones that seems to crack most often.
     
    skyhighdiver likes this.
  5. III% Streve

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2015
    Messages:
    1,756
    Likes Received:
    515
    Not to sure that will actually do any real supporting unless the raised shoulders that go in to the existing screw holes actually bottom out in the existing holes AND it is epoxied in place. But its nice to see someone helping the community rather than trying to profit from it!
     
    atki likes this.
  6. Dmacken1

    Joined:
    May 22, 2015
    Messages:
    100
    Likes Received:
    39
    If you should crash now wont this void your warranty?
     
  7. atki

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2015
    Messages:
    244
    Likes Received:
    61
    Nice try but the UAVBits one has been tested and works great, also as mentioned you need to support the other 2 screws if you go ahead with this. At the moment you could but phantom guards and the detachable bracket would do the same thing.
     
  8. Zoti

    Joined:
    May 13, 2015
    Messages:
    86
    Likes Received:
    29
    I only have cracks on the motor mounts. That's why I'm only attaching it to the four screws.
     
  9. johnny61

    Joined:
    May 10, 2015
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
  10. scooterchris

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2015
    Messages:
    101
    Likes Received:
    11
    Anywhere else that sells these motor mount reenforcement for cheaper
     
  11. Zoti

    Joined:
    May 13, 2015
    Messages:
    86
    Likes Received:
    29
    I'm on my last iteration of design. They'll be up on thingiverse within a few hours.
     
    III% Streve likes this.
  12. Zoti

    Joined:
    May 13, 2015
    Messages:
    86
    Likes Received:
    29
    scooterchris likes this.
  13. Zoti

    Joined:
    May 13, 2015
    Messages:
    86
    Likes Received:
    29
    Just finished the first test flight. Seems to behaving just as normal.
     
  14. Domenic

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2015
    Messages:
    36
    Likes Received:
    23
    I had a crash yesterday due to a random / crazy fly away and if it wasn't for the UAV Bits Strongarm and Camera Guard I would have certainly lost the 4K camera and probably the landing gear. I also believe this also prevented the gymbal from separating.

    To me the P3 out of the box is super fragile especially with the camera and the shell in terms of cracking.The reinforcements I just mentioned are relatively inexpensive and have already payed off for at least me.
     
  15. atki

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2015
    Messages:
    244
    Likes Received:
    61
    Ok but for most the cracking is more prevalent in the recesses of the other 2 screws. None the less it's nice of you to put this out there for others.
     
  16. Zoti

    Joined:
    May 13, 2015
    Messages:
    86
    Likes Received:
    29
    I'm working on another version that will have two extra screw holes.
     
    atki likes this.
  17. Zoti

    Joined:
    May 13, 2015
    Messages:
    86
    Likes Received:
    29
    I have added another version which have 6 screw holes. 4 for the motor mount and 2 for the shell.

    I did not test for fit so someone will need to print and test it or maybe I will later on this week.

    http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:971151

    4 holes
    [​IMG]

    6 holes
    [​IMG]
     
    #17 Zoti, Aug 17, 2015
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2015
    III% Streve likes this.
  18. adam1978

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2014
    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    farndon uk
    Nice how much to print and send me a set of 6 hole version to the UK please?
     
  19. Zoti

    Joined:
    May 13, 2015
    Messages:
    86
    Likes Received:
    29
    I didn't do it for profit. You can DL the file and find someone local to print them. Plus, the 6 hole version need fitting test. I'll try to do it next week.
     
    atki and D4T_PoM like this.
  20. atki

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2015
    Messages:
    244
    Likes Received:
    61
    Thats looking good, will be interested to see how the fitting test goes.. now.. just gotta find someone in Australia with a printer.