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Retractable landing gear installed.

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Multicoptertec, Oct 2, 2016.

  1. Multicoptertec

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    Interesting vídeo, and my gestión for that system is...#butwhy?
     
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    cause its cool and you can
     
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  4. Multicoptertec

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    Customer requested it, that's why.
     
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    Cool, but what in all that is holy was that noise? I had headphones on. Scared the bejesus out of me.
     
  6. Multicoptertec

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    RF bleed from the bird, controller, and wifi extender very nearby. Sorry about that.
     
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    What about compass and antennas?
     
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    what do you think, it without question will be effected , for better or worse who knows
     
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  9. Multicoptertec

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    The antenna orientations do change, as they are still in the legs. The compass was relocated, and remains fixed in relation to the bird.
     
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    May I ask wher you relocated the compass too? I've tried to find a new place for it, but cannot get past the compass errors. Would love your thoughts :)
     
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    There is an "arm" on one of the servo / gear mounting brackets, and the compass is mounted there.
     
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    thanks!! if you happen to snap a pic, I wouldn't complain! ;) I was trying to shorten my landing gear, no matter what i did i couldn't resolve compass errors. This helps, so I know a better location.
     
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    The compass mounts to the bracket near the gimbal.
     
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    you are a gentleman, thanks VERY much!
     
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    Right. Cool it is, but probably MORE drag, more weight, and less flight time.
     
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    What are all the brass weights for?
    Also, why are the retracts necessary?
    How is it activated?

     
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    Yeah the metal bracket. It's almost like it was made special and just for the compass. 1whatever.gif
     
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    Hows it activated is a good question
     
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    Gear Up and Down are done with the flight mode switch - from P to F for retract and a double P to F for extend - I think.
     
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    Yea, that's how the commercially ones that I've seen work.

    A small interface/processor taps the buss and then generates the servos PWM signals.
     
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