We listened and we solved it… | Community Build PT5
So my apologies, however weve been very busy because we listen to you guys, like on the last video i had mentioned. If uh, you know, if mounting the motors on the bottom in the rear, was going to be a problem to drop it down in the comments and as soon as that left my mouth, he started cringing, but i get it like. I i i actually didnt want that either i i thought it was cool. I think it would be annoying to have to mind how you land, because the bottom motors or the motors are bottom mounted anyways long story short uh been very busy, including doing some podcasts. So shout out to jack because he made me this shirt. If you know you know, and if you know you should check out, lets join out its a really good podcast, but nonetheless weve been very busy tackling a solution for what you guys call. That would be a problem, and that is now solved yeah with this guy, so heres our latest version. Now, let me just quickly remind you guys what it was that was a big deal, and that was again the folding mechanism, which weve solved pretty elegantly. In my opinion, um, but it meant that the motors would be up top and the rear motors would be facing the bottom. You guys didnt, like that. I didnt like it either. I dont blame you and now in this version that has been solved so just to kind of catch everybody up.
I want to just kind of go over what the important design briefs were for this specific build, and that was for me. These motors have, or the motor arms had to all be identical because a that makes for a cheaper manufacturing, which means that the cost for you guys on this frame will be cheaper and then b a better customer experience because, in my opinion, its way better to Just have a single arm that can work for both the front and the back, because you guys didnt vote or left and right right, because you guys did vote that this should be a durable frame. You know as durable as it could be for it being folding mind you um, and so i felt like that was an important feature to maintain, as well as having an elegant yet solid folding mechanism, because this is the image company and we dont want to come Out with something that, just quite frankly, sucks for lack of a better word, we also wanted to make sure that the arms folded inwards again. That was that you guys voted on and then lastly, just going back to the folding mechanism, i wanted it to be a really good experience, something that was very solid, something that you cant mess up and something that would work through and through. Even after multiple crashes and then, if you did crash, we wanted the entire thing to be completely serviceable. So that way, you know its not like its something that stops working really.
Well, you know, despite the fact that were going to full, send and bash the heck out of it. So why dont i hand it over to you to explain where we came from and where were at now, because doing this did mean going uh starting from scratch and starting over again uh. So i wan na hand it over to you and kind of explain where were at sure so quickly the uh, the things that i changed when we went from this model to this model uh the only way to make the arms fold past each other is uh. Is to make sure that the its not a complete symmetrical x, so these had to just basically move away by the diameter of that. So we had to we fixed that so now its its a little bit of a stretch x, but just only by that much so uh. So we fixed that um, the uh, the the mechanism that locks everything in place is essentially the same. Its still a thumb screw on the bottom of the frame that you push in difference. Now we have spring in there a little coil spring, so uh, instead of a leaf spring that i had here, but this was just for testing um. So now we have a little spring mechanism that uh, you can sort of see thats a sprung button yeah. So the way this is gon na work. I just want everybody to understand, because this is important for me.
Um, you basically undo the thumb screw at the bottom and you unscrew it until it stops until it stops. That was a key factor thats the key thing on the previous one. You could unscrew it until the screw came out and i dont like that. I wanted it to be as full proof as possible, so in this one you unscrew it until it stops. Then you push the the thumb screw in and then you fold everything in together and as you can see, thats a thats, an iphone 13 pro, not the max just the 13, and it pretty much covers the entire thing which i think is phenomenal. And i think that you guys mind you. This is a 3d printed model which is part of our design process. After everything looks good in cad, we do a 3d print and we mount everything up and we put the hardware in there and we go through all the motions to see if it feels good and if it feels good 3d printed its going to feel that much Better when we actually do the prototype in carbon, which is going to be the next step here, so one of the things that we need to talk about now is the electronic components that are going to be in there. So, as you can see, once you open up for them right now, weve got a cadx vista uh because thats what i like to run, however, please drop it down in the comments.
Let us know what fpv systems this needs to be compatible with. So i know the fat shark hd is an option out there, but whatever else that you guys want this to be compatible with drop it down in the comments and well make sure that is taken care of right now. As you can see, the fpv system will likely live in the rear section of the frame, and then the next thing is that the flight, controller and esc stack is no longer going to be a stack. I think this is going to have to be an aio solution, as you can see, theres not a whole lot of room here. However, there is definitely room to put the aio right above here and not be a problem and change anything else, but because this is a community design, we definitely want to hear from you. Does it need to be compatible with an fc, slash, esc stack? If so, we can modify this design, however, be forewarned its going to make this bigger and bulkier, and if you ask me, i dont want to go down that route, because i think that there are aios out there that exist that will fit the bill. In fact, acon just sent me an aio that is rated at 65 amps constant, which is gon na, be plenty like if you, if you guys just so, you guys know when i run like my cinelifter stuff, like you know, carrying like a red komodo swinging like An eight nine inch prop those are running off of hobbywing 60 amps, you know so i i really really think that the acon aio, especially rated at 65 amps, is gon na be more than enough were also working with our sponsor for this entire project get fpv.
So you know if theres other options out there for an aio thatll fit the bill. Well, know about it and, if not theres a possibility that we could even work with them to come out with something that will fit the bill. If, for whatever reason, the acon and some of these other ones that ive got in the back of my head here, wont work so thats going to be the next step were going to cut this out into carbon, were going to do some gyro testing to make Sure that theres no frame resonance, because obviously we dont want that the goal there is that if there is resonance, if it can be filtered out of beta flight, then great, if not, then were going to continue to tweak the design to make sure that it gets It into that window, where it is liable, itd, be fun and then were also going to test stress test. The aio were building a test stand actually where we can throw one of these aios onto a test, stand full throttle. It and well just sit there and i until something smokes well find out and uh record it yeah well record it thatll be on the next one. So those are the next steps for you guys at home, drop it down in the comments. What fpv systems do you guys want this to be compatible with uh? One thing to just mention again with the way this folds, having props, that either fold or are easily removable, is going to be very important for this specific build in my opinion, uh.
So that leaves us with folding props from i think, dal or jen. Pan makes these folding props or were gon na work with lumineer to uh, basically use the popo system so that the props pop off and on fairly easily so thats. It guys thats gon na wrap it up for this video stay tuned for the next update, which will be actually pretty soon, because we feel pretty good about this already again, just just to stress this out. This is not the final. This is just prototype stuff so that we can understand how things fit. There is definitely some room for adjustment to move this entire body backwards and forwards, just depending on what components that we want to build, and there is also a path to run bigger arms. If we want to run like a six or seven inch, because this is starting to feel something like a long range build would actually be pretty ideal for that. But nonetheless, this is a five inch setup still so uh, and this was the original intent build, which is what were sticking with, but just so you know, theres theres, a theres room for other for growth yeah for other things. With this build yeah all right, thats gon na do it were gon na wrap it up and peace out comment.