New Easy Star Accessory - Electronics Chassis

Hello Everyone

The Easy Star Electronics Chassis is being added to the DIY Drones store today. This accessory allows you to mount your APM/Oilpan, GPS Module (Mediatek or uBlox), Differential Pressure Breakout, Receiver, and pan/tilt camera mount on your Easy Star. The chassis provides access to the CLI switch, USB connector, and the Reset button as well as providing a clear view of the ‘ABC’ LED’s on the Oilpan at all times. It is also compatible with two GPS modules; the uBlox module can be mounted to the vertical plate near the back and the Mediatek gps module fits perfectly on the shelf above that (or you could use some double sided tape and stick any module anywhere). Most receivers should fit on the top base and can easily route wires to the APM beneath. The APM is mounted on the bottom and once it is mounted there is no reason to take it out as everything is accessible, but if the need arises, the bottom plate is designed to pop out more easily than the rest of the chassis so there is no need to take it all apart.

The chassis will be sold in two configurations, one with the pan/tilt camera mount (which you might recognize from Jeff’s post earlier in the week) and one without. Hope you like it and happy flying.


ps. we have flown this with the camera configuration as shown and having the camera off center doesn’t seem to pose a problem. Mounting it this way allows for a less obstructed view, as well as the ability to look down :).

Views: 11046

Comment by apocolipse on August 22, 2011 at 7:47pm
Does that mean no Bixler/Skysurfer version or are you speaking to the other models?

3D Robotics
Comment by Alan Sanchez on August 23, 2011 at 1:23pm
I was just saying this version is only compatible with the easy star, it might fit in other planes but we cant guarantee it. Bixler version is next and if we see interest will expand to different platforms.
Comment by Steve on August 26, 2011 at 12:36pm

What material is this chassis made of?

Comment by Sandro Benigno on August 26, 2011 at 12:59pm
Comment by Steve on August 26, 2011 at 3:01pm

I'm glad it was meant to take a crash O_O

Comment by Steve on August 26, 2011 at 8:16pm

The two arm pieces that connect the back piece to the base piece is a bit too thick and the slots on the back piece is a bit too small. Tolerance was a bit off and I can't join them

3D Robotics
Comment by Alan Sanchez on August 27, 2011 at 1:38am

sent you a message

Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on August 27, 2011 at 7:30pm

Hi all,

I received my EZ* electronic chassis on Friday and spent a little time on Saturday putting it together. I mocked it up prior to CAing it together. I sanded the blade pieces so that the CA could bite into the carbon fiber when the blade was inserted into the CA in each slot. I used CA accelerator to get a good bonding of the CA in each slot.

If some small extensions are attached to the vertical sides of the chassis, like on the Readymaderc pod, it may not be necessary to use magnets on the front part of the chassis to hold it in the cockpit.



Comment by RC on August 28, 2011 at 11:39am

Which length for the GPS cable is recommended?

Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on August 28, 2011 at 2:55pm


The longest one that the DIY Drones Store sells. Mine is ~30cm long.




You need to be a member of DIY Drones to add comments!

Join DIY Drones

© 2019   Created by Chris Anderson.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service