Team-blacksheep have very nice frame for DJI-NAZA with some fancy PDB, but I don't have NAZA and I wanted some modification to mount APM2/2.5, so here is my version of that frame, no fancy PDB and PCBs, just black fiberglass :)

If you do have DJI NAZA go get that frame right NOW !

 APM2.0 with 90° pins fits under the top plate with analog and telemetry pins exposed.

APM2.5 with ublox GPS.

Set the LED_MODE parameter to 9, It will slow blink when disarmed, solid armed, fast blink + beep on low battery.

The CG and the APM location moved a little bit, but it can fly as regular X quad. (don't pull back too much)

I just changed the AP_MotorsQuad.cpp X frame set-up to:



Motors: Tiger MS2212-13 980KV

ESC: jDrones 18A (Flashed with SimonK FW)

I really like the 10X5 Graupner e-props (or new Carbon 10X5 e-props) with 4S 3000mah lipo, after some fine-tuning its very sharp fly.

Here some raw clips from Arducopter 2.8.1 tuning flights:

BTW Jani from jDrones (that where I CNC all my custom frames ;) ) has put together fancy RTF kit, so check that one out.


The top outside hols for the arms are ~0.5mm off, I think so chek it before cuting.


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Comment by Isaac Sloan on January 17, 2013 at 11:27pm

Nice job. I've been using the graupners on here with a 4S 6000mah and it still fly's really great. I just have the f450 normal frame though. What are the carbon props you were referring too?

Comment by Dmitry Che on January 17, 2013 at 11:41pm

Nice work - everything done very good! But I would say it is not necessary to make a hole in the top plate to make GPS works. From my experience fiberglass not a obstacle for this sensor. My copter have 2 GPS - AMP2.0 and Eagletree inside and working good!

Comment by Terry Brooks on January 18, 2013 at 2:09am

Would never give my hard earned cash to TBS

Comment by Crasher on January 18, 2013 at 2:13am
Very nice work Max!

I'd love to get the DXF files for this if you ever decide to open source it! I have the TBS Discovery, but would like to experiment with a symmetrical version as while it flies good, the assymetric layout has it's limitations performance wise.
Comment by Jason Wise on January 18, 2013 at 2:37am

Thanks for the ULN2803 wiring info

Comment by Max Levine on January 18, 2013 at 7:10am

@Crasher I added the DXF.

@Isaac jDrones should have them in stock soon.

@Dmitry I really like the Tilt mount that you made, I'll try it on my next build :) 

Comment by Paul on January 18, 2013 at 7:28am

Nice work Max.

Once you've tuned it, would you mind sharing your param file?


Comment by zmooth on January 18, 2013 at 12:07pm

Interesting, thanks for sharing. It looks yours has slightly narrower angles and yet you get no props in gopros frame. Are you using the gopros narrow or wide setting ?

Comment by Kevin B on January 18, 2013 at 12:46pm

Nice job, and thanks for sharing the DXF. Are you going to try AC2.9? I'm curious how well 2.9 works with hard mounting.

Comment by Zachariah L Hanson on January 19, 2013 at 6:53pm

Looks good.  I too am working on a clone version of the TBS Discovery, only mine was a bought clone and Im using multiwii on the Flyduino Mega Board, GY-86, GPS, er9x flashed TX, SimonK flashed ESC, all my software is open source! My Quadcopter Build


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