|QUADframe 215mm landing legs|
Lately I have been working a lot with multi-rotor helicopters. I have built the Turnigy Micro Quad v2 and the JDrones ArduCopter Quad v1.1. Well now it's time to step it up a bit. I am going to be building a hexacopter based on the ArduCopter APM 2.6 flight control system and the QUADframe PRO SIX frame. I will be posting build logs for the complete assembly. In this first part I assemble the landing gear. QUADframe has five different sets of landing legs available; from 50 to 310 mm clearance. I chose the 215 mm landing legs thinking they were a good trade-off between clearance and weight. I ordered mine with the optional accessory plates for extra mounting options for sensors, batteries, camera, etc. Assembly is not complicated but since QUADframe does not supply any manual or build videos, I thought I would make my own.
|Parts included in the kit.|
|Assembly tools: medium thread locker, 2.5mm allen key, 5.5mm wrench, cutters|
The first step is to screw three of the thin aluminum tubes to one landing leg. Use medium strength thread locker to make sure the screws do not vibrate loose. Once that is done screw a second leg onto the opposite side with three more screws. Repeat the above steps for the other side.
|Attach small tubes to bottom 3 holes of legs.|
Next we attach the face plates. The plates go outside of the legs and are screwed into the small aluminum tubes. Notice which holes are used in the picture. Repeat for the other leg assembly.
|Attach face plates to legs with small tube.|
|Face plates assembled.|
|Attach angle brackets to top of face plates with small bolts, nylock nuts and washers.|
|Attach large tubes to bottom holes in face plate with large pan head bolts.|
|Attach accessory plates to legs with zip ties.|
|Zip tie battery plates to supports.|
|Insert four rubber grommets into legs.|