I am thinking there is a need for a CNC machined aluminum box for the APM2...
Attached is a box I designed for a 2 watt RC transmitter... I made hundreds of these...
I am looking for feed back for something simular, with rubber mounts and clear plastic lid
Light weight... but not super light..
Price $25 - $40
Excited about the idea. Looks way too heavy for small aircrafts, but should be beefy enough for large ones. Will it come with standups and mounting bolts? We are looking for a "black box" for our APM 2.0 that has a opening for a DB25 connector (as this is what we are using as our wire harness for the APM 1.0)
The box in the pic is an example of another type of box..
The box I am thinking about will be open on both ends with rubber mounts pre mounted on the outside..
Its more of a crash case as it will totally protect the APM2 from any crash... It will also block the wind
so the pressure sensor works better; will increase mass of the APM2 so it will be far less susceptible
to vibration. I thin clear plastic slide in, cover will all that covers up the GPS
This aluminum box will be far too small for DB25
I can make these boxes no problem… I am having trouble finding affordable rubber mounts… $6-$9 each is just too much
Sorry but it's easier just to laser cut sheets of plastic,carbon, or aluminum, then mill out solid billet.
I have access to both a 5 axis mill, and a 4 Kw solid state YAG freq 5 axis laser (cuts 3" thick steel), at work, and I find the laser quicker and less set up / wasted material.
I'll take some pic's and show you all a build up (cut out pieces stacked together)