The easiest way to mount APM2 on ArduCopter.

You'll need 4 rubber rings ~1.5-2cm diameter, ( used on prop-savers ) and 4 M3x10mm Spacers.

Just squeeze it through the hole:

 and lock it on the spacer:

you can use 4 extra spacers and mount the top plate:Good flying to you all :)

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Comment by Rob_Lefebvre on January 25, 2012 at 5:29pm

Gareth, I was going to put it in the "hacks" wiki page.

Comment by Gareth Rens on January 25, 2012 at 5:47pm

@Robert: Perhaps, but a flux capacitor would only be good for going back 10 seconds before you crash. Jokes aside, Ellison, any ideas for a tempro spacial projector?

Comment by Ellison Chan on January 25, 2012 at 5:50pm

Sorry Gareth, I have not been authorized to comment on the spacial projector.  At least not in this timeline.

Comment by Rob_Lefebvre on January 25, 2012 at 6:41pm

So Max, the pictures in the blog post look great. How does it look with 300 wires hooked up? ;)

Ellison and Gareth, cut it out, or Q might banish you to the delta quadrant.


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Comment by Max Levine on January 25, 2012 at 8:30pm

Are you talking about this 3 wires ?  :)

Comment by Darren on January 25, 2012 at 8:47pm

luv the ppmsum :)

 


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Comment by Grips on January 26, 2012 at 4:31am

Max: Is that the Frsky setup you would use with a Turnigy 9x? And, is that all the wires you are connecting to the board? If so, that is pretty impressive!

Comment by Tomas Soedergren on January 28, 2012 at 7:16pm

I have been using o-ring suspension for a while. Seems to work well. Of course attention has to be paid to the cable connections, pulling and pressing in different corrections, but it can be done.

And I have not discovered any evidence that this suspension introduces (significant / noticeable) lag.

This video (almost at bottom of blog page) was shot when I had APM1 installed. I have now switched to APM2 and therefore the APM board is now on the top board with the RC RX on the board below (in order not to shield the GPS). As you can see I cut out a piece on the top protective board, thereby allowing for easy access to the output harnes (easy to dissconnect, disabling ESC activation).

Here is how it looks like today.

Comment by Helitrasher on January 29, 2012 at 5:05am

Much easyer to insert some rubber canopy grommets in the APM mount holes and then use plastic screws.

yes, more heli tech !

Comment by Denny Rowland on January 29, 2012 at 8:11am

I like this idea as I have been using a similar O ring support system myself. The typical rubber stand-offs are ok for dampening lateral vibration but unlike O rings they do little to dampen the movement in the vertical plain. 

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