Designing a modular attachment system for a home-build Hexacopter
Assembly of bottom isolation parts
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As you can see I've uploaded a drawing of what the bottom mounts look like. I have decided to make everything vibration isolated from the main body of the Turnigy HAL hexacopter platform. The top will be isolated as well as the bottom. I believe that the isolation will allow the platform to be much better as a video platform and the flight controller (Navio 2 on Pi 3) will also be more stable. I believe that putting the batteries and all of the electronics on the anti-vibration mounts will significantly reduce the physical wear and damage to the batteries and electronics on the hex.
I just purchased a Da Vinci 2.0a Duo printer, so I am eager to work on this project. The drone build has been in progress since my wife's uncle passed away a couple of years ago and I was given the parts for the drone to continue his efforts on it.
My first task is to get it up in the air with the camera and batteries in a permanent and efficient configuration. I'm planning to place this modular system both on top and underneath the drone so that I can mount the batteries on top with the flight controller and radio receiver, and then mount the payload on the bottom so that there is plenty of room for larger cameras or other instrumentation that will allow for a vast variety of different configuration options.