So far 3dR puts out some cases for the APM2.x. However I haven't seen any cases for the GPS. So far I've ripped the battery backup off the newer GPS and ripped the module apart with the older module. Sadly I don't think this is covered under warranty. As much as I'd like to say I'm 'hard' on equipment, this is just normal flying.. Anyone have any suggestions on a GPS case for these boogers?

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3D Robotics
Comment by Chris Anderson on December 22, 2012 at 3:34pm

We'll be releasing GPS cases in Feb. 

Comment by Scott Fuller on December 22, 2012 at 3:37pm

@Chris - Good to hear. The newer cases for the APM's look very professional. Can't wait to see what's in store in the new year. 

Comment by Muhammad Al-Rawi on December 22, 2012 at 4:10pm

Woah. I thought I was hard on my stuff. 

I nailed a light pole some time back. It took my frame out of commission, but didn't mangle any of my flight electronics. 

How'd you manage to separate the GPS and carrier board? 


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Comment by Brian on December 22, 2012 at 4:53pm
Use a candy box like tic-tacs or similar. They work great and you get candy!

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Comment by Mark Harrison on December 22, 2012 at 5:25pm

Darrell, here's the case I made for my 3DR radio:

http://eastbay-rc.blogspot.com/2012/04/strain-relief-carrier-for-3d...


3D Robotics
Comment by Chris Anderson on December 22, 2012 at 5:36pm

Darrell: Ditto. Coming in Feb. We're making enclosures for almost all external components. We've got injection molding skillz and we're going to use them!

Comment by Jason Wise on December 22, 2012 at 7:46pm

Try double wrap of heatshrink folded over itself to seal one end

Comment by Gerrit Jan Baarda on December 23, 2012 at 12:31am

I've used a case I bought at conrad for my Ublox GPS, some foam and your fine.

Comment by Gerrit Jan Baarda on December 23, 2012 at 12:35am

This is the english page about the box.

Comment by Scott Fuller on December 23, 2012 at 11:20am

@Mark Harrison - I've found the SMA connector is fragile on the ground station wireless telemetry. I've already broke one antenna off the board. Luckily I could solder it back on. 

@Jason Wise - I've since wrapped one of my GPS' in heat shrink. I may attempt to solder the GPS module back to the carrier board. Then I'll wrap that one in heat shrink. Sure we're DIYD but nothing says clean and professional looking like a nice case. 

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