Hey everyone this is a short intro on a project
I've been working on for the past month or so.
Canon S100 - 3D Printed Mount
Based on a craigslist ad, I found a reliable,
honest, and skilled individual with experience in
auto cad and a 3D printer.
Ryan, the guy who designed the mount, was
meticulous about measurements and got straight
to work from my quick pencil sketch. His attention to
detail paid off because on the first flight with the mount
the center of gravity was dead on.
The Canon S100 with battery and SD card, 3D mount and
necessary hardware all comes in at 245g.
DIY Iris+ tall legs
For the tall legs I took inspiration from Iris+, but made
it my own by sourcing the hardware and carbon fiber rod
from the local hobby shop.
A $10 investment in parts, and a quick 30min garage sesh
turned 4 stock short legs into tall legs. Total weight for all 4 legs is
36g. That's 11g less than the new Iris+ legs.
1. Put together the cable based on flight riot's tutorial for triggering camera.
2. Call 3DR verify whether Iris+ arms can accommodate 11" props.
3. Set up & install CHDK firmware hack with necessary scripts.
4. Finalize pre-flight checklist
5. Test the finalized bird w/ camera in manual flight and evaluate for optimum mission duration.
6. Research & design first mission, test run with camera.
7. Evaluate imagery & refine post-production workflow.