APM anti-vibration floating plate

It looks nice, so I hope it does the job :-)

Its effectively a floating plate on specific anti-vibration grommets.  The APM then sits on anti-vibration pads.

The jDrones telemetry expansion board is also mounted onto this plate for its close proximity to the APM.

The plates are made from carbon fibre along with the rest of the OctoCopter, all designed in CAD and CNC milled.

The grommets are the same as here:

http://shockandvibration.co.uk/Soft-silicone-gel-grommets.php

 

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Comment by Euan Ramsay on July 20, 2013 at 11:37am
Do you propose some risers to lift it above the EM noisy components, or is that already accounted for?

I've got one of these telem boards - theyre great.
Comment by Marko T.G. on July 20, 2013 at 11:55am

Looks Great.. where can I buy one?

Comment by Tissy on July 20, 2013 at 12:30pm

Thanks guys, yes Euan, this is the second layer raised platform, so there is clearance underneath.

Marko, I could potentially run some more off if there was enough interest, supplied with anti-vibration hardware etc.

Comment by Marko T.G. on July 20, 2013 at 1:40pm

Thanks Steven...keep  me posted if you do...

 


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Comment by Hugues on July 20, 2013 at 2:16pm
Nice. As you use onlu silicon dampening, you will filter only high frequencies. I would asvise to raise the plate you made with rubber bobins to filter lower frequencies too. This is also valid for anti vibrations camera mounts. I combined rubber and silicon on mine and it Works perfect: no jello, no vibrations.
If you build some more I'll buy one. Let us know if you decide to produce them.

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Comment by Ted Van Slyck on July 20, 2013 at 6:35pm

How well is it working for the new Arducopter code? 

Comment by Ravi on July 20, 2013 at 9:56pm

nice CNC cutting. i would like to buy one but with a rectangular bottom plate for mounting in aircraft for which i have acad drawing.

Comment by Joe on July 21, 2013 at 12:18am

Euan, I am using some GEL MEC dampers, see my post here http://diydrones.com/xn/detail/705844:Comment:1338458

Comment by Harry on July 21, 2013 at 12:18am

You guys would cringe at how I mounted mine.  I use radioshack hookup wire tied to the frame and the APM, twisted tight.  The mounting medium is several layers of bubble wrap folded over tight and held together with masking tape.  I'm not saying vibrations are super low, but the logs say it is within tolerance, and it flies and it was cheap.


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Comment by Mark Harrison on July 21, 2013 at 1:36am

@Harry, both Andreas and I also go the low-tech way with bamboo skewers and hot glue.  It seems to work very well.

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