or so. This particular strip was
purchased from HobbyKing; you may
be able to purchase some from your
local hobby store.
The LED strip has adhesive that
will allow you to attach it to your
booms. One end of the strip has a
couple of wires attached. I soldered a
small two-pin header to the wires and
then attached them to a cable that
came with my lighting controller. The
wires are routed up the boom and
held in place with three tie wraps as
shown in Figure 6.
In last month’s article, I mentioned the UNM. This is a
set of small platform pieces that allow you to easily move
your NAZA, receiver, and GPS between models. It also allows
you to quickly remove those components from your craft for
maintenance or transport.
I decided to do the same with
the various component platforms I
have designed. You are already
familiar with one of these platforms.
The reference platform shown in
Figure 10 is the one you have
currently attached to your Flyer.
This reference platform is fine
for learning to fly your quadcopter,
but what if you want to add, say, a
camera? Let's look at what it would
take to add the GoPro camera
shown in Figure 11 to your beast.
At the very beginning, you are presented with two
problems. First, there is not enough space to easily mount
the GoPro and one of its cases to our basic platform. The
other problem is vibrations. Multi-rotors are notorious
vibration generators, and these vibrations do not play well
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