I spend a lot of time trying to figure an intelligent way to mount the electronics in my first quad.
I thought the community might have some tips and tricks for mounting electronics in multicopters in general. If you have have discovered clever ways to mount electronics, I'd appreciate your posting a pic for inspiration.
I used some assorted rubber grommets which I got a radio shack to pad the APM2.5. The only problem is the 3mm bolts i used are too precisely machined and the vibration spun their nuts free.
I'm considering loctite, but I'm also considering a bead of hot-glue.
Has anyone tried hot-glue? My theory is that it will absorb the vibration thus preventing the nuts from working loose, but be far easier to pick-off to make configuration changes.
If you mean hot glue on top of the nut, sure. It would chip off easily for removal/service.
My chassis is home brew but pretty much used the 3DR 'A' plans with some mods. HERE is a link to pics.
I had a 'use what you got' approach to my first build. The second quad is in progress with a larger central body, shorter arms, and other features soon to be revealed.
That's exactly what I meant, I'm going to try it.
I went low tech and used a clip lid plastic food container. I mounted the lid on the frame with rubber mounts holding the board in place to give it some insulation from vibration. I drilled a hole in the side of the container base with another O ring for the wiring to ESC and receiver. Hope that helps.
Hi Marty, How are you going with it all?
I mount everything with velcro. It seems to work really well and I think it offers good vibration dampening too. I only get the good stuff and have never had any issues with it coming loose.