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UNDER CONSTRUCTION

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Objective

The Mavic pro was designed for the traveller, minimal size, collapses into a need combo travel bag

We focus on the same concept

Portable; easy to pack for the traveller 

Dynamic; multi functional, all parts can be used for other functions 

The Cradle can be used below or above the drone, multi slots for standard camera thread or go pro

The Cross Bar; use with drone or conventional camera for lights, camera, flash
also used for land, catch, leg extender and float rig

The Go pro clips; leg extenders, camera clip, float rig


most everything folds to flat for easy carry in bag







1. The Cradle



  • Launch/land/catch

  • hand fly camera/s and light/s

  • landing gear extensions,

  • Float rig

  • Integration with land base tripods, cameras, flashes


2. Cross Bar

3. Go pro clip









Specs in project page

Road tests pending

hover engine rev:  mavic Pro - no attachments 570 

with cradle and cross bar 605 

with cradle, cross bar and camera Theta S 360)

with cradle, cross bar and floats 

with cradle, cross bar and floats and cradle above with Theta S 360



Sub pages







Developments

we have designed an accessory cradle that can be mounted above or below the drone

the cradle has attachments for
camera/s
crossbars for lights or cameras or floats
floats (float on water)
tripod mount
extend landing gear
go pro clips
selfie tripod 
hand held carry video harness
launch and catch pole

tests completed for all elements above except the floats which we are doing now (July)

expected pricing

The Cradle 2000bt

cross bars (need 2) 700bt each  made from Nylon for extra strength)
Note: cross bars designed for dual use with land based cameras   ie can replace existing camera accessory bars

go pro clips 150bt each (recommend 4)

the go pro clips can be used to extend landing gear or connect cameras or floats

final pricing is in the project page







Status quo




28/8/17 print new model with latest changes


10/08/17 2 slots need 1 mil groove to vertical wall and- no other changes to cradle required for this model

27/7/17 fly with all pieces and cameras - test engine load and battery life - make tweaks to enhance; change rear vertical support and cross slots 

25/7/17 making a few tweaks to 
1. cradle change rear support with cross slot and thread 
2. cross bar; widen slot for camera flash bolt
3. go pro clip: thread top and bottom 

making sample photos and videos .. (time permitting)

24/7/17 test down sensors with cradle - details

23/7/2017 created the google doc to explain the project

../05/2017 previous notes removed from May, design, test, fail, change, test, fail, test, fail, test, fail lol   constant improvement 












Project


The is a google Doc link converted to webpage at https://goo.gl/MKMwKB embedded in website







Attributes 



Cradle


Not final design 
modifications being tested, see link above for status quo or the link project 



The Cradle locks under or above the drone to carry devices or launch the drone as an elevated stand


Launch / Land / Catch
Land Gear extension
hub for carrying devices 











Cross Bar



Not final design 
modifications being tested, see link above for status quo or the link project 


Launcher / Catcher 
Float Rig
Land Gear Extender
Hand carry bar 

also used for existing land camera ext for flash and more 
















Go pro clips




Not final design 
modifications being tested, see link above for status quo or the link project 



Landing gear extension
carry pins for camera, flash, go pro 
lock pins, extender pins, support pins

















Float Rig





Not final design 
modifications being tested, see link above for status quo or the link project 














Landing Gear


Not final design 
modifications being tested, see link above for status quo or the link project 










Tripod Hand Fly



There are many combinations  see project page - tripods / Hand carry fly / Launch / Catch


These photos are only a few, many more pics in the project page page 2 and in the section tripods










360 Camera mount


multiple connections above or below
















Other



Mod Combo carry Bag 


simply changes to form a suspended work station of your hip to hold the RC (Remote Control), Booster, Sun Visor




Velcro to 3 places to Mod bag:



  1. Portable Stand for RC (Remote control)



  1. Suspend from hip
    Ideal when hand launch / land to keep RC in stable location locked to bag which is locked to hip



  1. Sunvisor on bag






WHY BUY IT


combinations are endless
strong 3D printed plastic



see project page for pricing  - to be confirmed









Related 




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Hangar 360 Photos - all the pics we have taken so far, record; height, time, location and best tips and tricks
















Contact/Feedback

















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