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E011 Low rider mount + Vacuum forming mold

by JBee_FPV Dec 13, 2017
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Will the universal lens grabber work okay on a cockroach frame? If I order it printed, how much infill and layer thickness do you recommend? What material should I choose? I know very little about 3D printing.

I wouldn't recommend ordering this printed, it is a simple print but it requires bending the print with a lighter afterwards and you can easily mess it up this way, especially without practice. I'm not sure it fits a cockroach frame and there are other alternatives like the zip-tie mod or E6000 glue. I'd look into that if you don't have a 3d printer. Check this out: https://community.micro-motor-warehouse.com/t/ultra-light-cam-mount/6257

I ordered this E011 Low Rider here printed. The canopy needs redesigning since it is SOLID (heavy too for a micro quad build). Supposed to be hollowed out for light weight and allow headroom for the FC or wires or VTx, right? Thought it was incorrectly made but I received an email for no refund and that's how the model was designed. Below is rendering they sent me, but should have been part of the illustrations here, ... disappointing!

I'm sorry to hear about that man, but this is a mold designed for vacuum forming, as stated in the description. Maybe I should have emphasized that more. You can also press the Thingiview button on the model to view the model in 3D just like the render in the picture. Full 3D printed canopies are hard to print and either too weak or too heavy to work well. This is how it's supposed to be used: https://youtu.be/6eHxSWjU11M
I will add this video to the thing and an update to make it more clear.
However, all is not lost! Now that you have the mold, all you need to start vacuum forming are the following items:
-Shoebox
-Vacuum cleaner
-Plastic packaging material (or styrene sheets, or HDPE milk jugs, or plastic disposable dinner plates) I used the plastic the e011 comes in.
-A way to heat up the plastic (I used a heatgun)
-A frame to hold the plastic (you can make something out of wood pieces)
Here is a video explaining the technique:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixqTEu08vz8
This design is very easy to vacuum form because it's a very forgiving and easy shape. Once you get to learn vacuum forming, you can also make the traditional Tinywhoop canopy. :)

Yeah, guess I looked over that part, I was just expecting something ready to install especially after paying the setup fee ....

how did you bind the E011 fc to transmitter

Hey man, I use a multiprotocol module in my Taranis so I can bind to toy quads. I'm currently considering the Jumper T8SG radio because it has multiprotocol support built in and it's a very compact and cheap radio to throw into my backpack. Regarding your previous question, I might do that in the future but there are a lot of videos on YouTube already, this is a very clear one for example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRfEtujo7K0

hello i would like to copy your quad i really love it it is so cool how did you flash firmware and could you maybe make a video of the build i think something like this would be very popular thanks.

what fc are you using here? and how big is your lipo it seems you have long run time! great video nice skills. include some links to the stuff i need to build this quad please.

Hey man, I've updated the description with the parts. I'm using the stock E011 FC flashed with silverware firmware, and use Mylipo 175/205 batteries for about 2 minutes of flight time (the video is a compilation of clips). You can probably use this mount on any whoop build, if you use a small camera like VM275T that fits between the ducts.

What about this cam ? : https://www.banggood.com/Eachine-TX01S-NTSC-Mini-5_8G-40CH-25MW-VTX-600TVL-13-Cmos-FPV-Camera-p-1139788.html?rmmds=search&cur_warehouse=CN
Anyways, glue is lighter than than mount, so i'll probably use glue or rubber band as most of people on low rider builds :)

yes I have recently received one of those that I have yet to try. Should be perfect for this, if the video itself is OK. Mounting the camera on a low profile build is always tricky. With my fly style I crash a lot so my main concern is durability, that's why I prefer a bit of a beefier mount at the cost of a little bit of weight.