3689631876?profile=originalHi, today I decided to share all my upgrades I designed and built for my Talon.
Since attachable picture number is limited here, detailed photos and more renderings can be fount on the project GrabCAD page, together with the neccessary .STL files and .DXF files for parts. These upgrades doesn't need difficult modifications on the Talon fuselage, all of them fits to the foam parts.

Please don't forget, if you like my work, you can donate me with some bucks!!! ***THANKS IN ADVANCE***

1) GimBALL adaptation for talon.

  • you will need 2 mm GF (aka. glass fiber sheet like G10) plates,
  • some 3D printed parts
  • 4 pieces of 10 mm long M3 rubber shock absorbers (the length is important to be 10 mm, if you have smaller blocks, use some spacers),
  • on pitch: HK-2206-140KV,
  • on roll: RCTimer 2212,
  • you have to buy a big sized motor mount cross or make one from aluminium or GF plate

2) Langing gear

  • This is a reinforcement for the fuselage to stable, rigid landing gear solution. You will need 2 mm GF sheets,
  • 5 pcs of MPJet Mounting Nuts (MPJ1005 code)

3) Camera mount

  • This is a roll-stabilized camera mount I designed for my Canon IXUS 100 camera. You will need 1,5 mm and 2 mm GF sheets,
  • a 3D printed camera lock
  • 5-6 mm thick silicon foam for shock absorbing
  • 2 pcs of d5xD11xw5 flanged bearing
  • a Turnigy TGY-306 (or same sized) servo
  • some screws, linkage rod, linkage ball

4) Misc. parts

  • I designed a small 3D printed pitot tube holder for the original 3DR pitot tube. The two parts needs to be glued together.
  • Also I replaced the wooden tail skid to a 2 mm GF part, for longer life.

I hope you enjoy them, I wish you happy and successful building!

*** CAUTION - 1*** Please note that I spent on many hours on designing and building them, regarding my current needs. I won't modify any of them for further requests (ie. other type of camera) unless you pay my efforts, since I'm doing this in my limited spare time. Thanks for understanding...!

*** CAUTION - 2***  Please note that I designed all 3D printed parts to be printable on a Stratasys FDM printer, which uses support material system too. I didn't tested the printability on a cheaper DIY printer family without support material, maybe parts can be printed on them too, maybe not... ***

Best regards


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  • Hey, I started printing the GIMBall on my Rostock Max and it's looking promising. However, I got a 2212 motor from Hobbyking that has the standard 4-hole bolt pattern. Would it be possible to get a version of the arm with that instead of the 3-bolt pattern for the RCTimer motor?.

    Still waiting for my STormBGC to turn up.

  • i don't have 3D printer or CNC... do you sell landing gear?

  • Hi, I'm using 8bit SimpleBGC v3.5 panel from Ebay.

    I hope I can take off in february, I'm still waiting for some parts for my Talon.

    Also, I have incredible amount of wiring… :)

  • Exceptional job!!! Can you provide any information on the type of Gimball Controller that you have used for this project?  How soon before actual flight testing?  Would love to hear about the performance of the gimball system.

  • Adrian,

    Thanks a million for that tip. I shall try that now.



  • Sorry but no. I tried, importing back to SW sorks for me.

    But it is important that you should open the dxf in autoCAD first, then select all the lines anc copy (Ctrl+C), then open a new part in SW, enter in sketch mode and paste the lines (Ctrl+V). Thats it! All dimensions will be OK then.

    Good luck!

  • Adrian,
    Any chance of uploading the solidworks file? When I import the dxf into solidworks, the dimensions are all incorrect.
  • they are all exported from Solidworks and downgraded to 2000 Autocad dxf format.

  • Adrian,

    What units were used to create the DXF files?



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