I have designed a couple of 3D printed accessories and would like to share them with the community.

This for a Talon design to raise the electronics of the ground.

Magnetometer stilt to raise the external module.

Here is the STL files

Talon Pixhawk and GPS holder

Magnetometer Stilt

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Comment by Christiaan van Vollenstee on May 9, 2014 at 4:54am

Also here is a battery case for a 4s 5000 mah Turnigy battery.

Comment by Georacer on May 9, 2014 at 5:34am

Nice aesthetics on the magnetometer stilt. But what did you need the battery case for?

Comment by Christiaan van Vollenstee on May 9, 2014 at 5:39am

I will mount the case under my hex to protect the battery in case of a crash.

Comment by Christiaan van Vollenstee on May 9, 2014 at 5:40am

I am still designing a bracket for this case

Comment by Bill Bonney on May 9, 2014 at 3:19pm

You really need to mount the GPS outside the plane if possible. Every piece of insulator over the GPS antenna impedes reception. I've noticed with my Iris (plastic cover the patch antenna) that it won't get a lock indoors, but with my 3DR Quad C it gets a lock every time (no plastic covering the GPS) Both are using a GPS/MAG combined 3DR GPS.

Comment by Christiaan van Vollenstee on May 9, 2014 at 10:59pm

I always get a lock indoors with this GPS (usually within a 1/2 minute). We have 2 Talons flying with the GPS inside and we never get an GPS issue. Yes I know the less cover you over your GPS the better but in this case I have never had any issues here in SA.

Comment by Hugues on May 10, 2014 at 12:10am

How is the talon pix+GPS plate fixed inside the fuse? Do you glue it on the foam side rails?

Does the fact the GPS is enclosed in the fuse reduces reception sensitivity in your experience?

Comment by Christiaan van Vollenstee on May 10, 2014 at 12:17am

Yes you just use some epoxy. I have never had issues my GPS was always valcrode to the floor of the plane.

Comment by Badman Teddy Edward on May 10, 2014 at 6:41am
Nice battery case.
Parametric files on thing inverse yet? ;p


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