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 :).

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Comment by Alan Sanchez on October 14, 2011 at 1:46pm

Allan & Shane, there was a delay on our magnet shipment. It should all show up this coming monday/tuesday. The bixler chassis should be available then.

Comment by Allan Harley on October 14, 2011 at 2:18pm
Cheers :)
Comment by Shane Hopcroft on October 14, 2011 at 5:53pm

Fantastic - thanks Alan.

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Comment by Alan Sanchez on October 19, 2011 at 4:25pm

Its out!!! sorry for all the delays. We have been quite busy. Ill make a blog post about it soon

Comment by Steve on November 4, 2011 at 2:31am

What kind of screws did you use to mount the ardupilot to the chassis?

Comment by RC on November 4, 2011 at 3:09am

I used a velcro strip

Comment by Jasja Dekker on August 3, 2012 at 5:56am

Hi, is the CAD distributed now? Asking as the version with camera pan/tilt is not in the store...


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