Daya 680 Long Range Filiming Rig

By Portland_Pilot_88 on Jan 02, 2019

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SAD NEWS.. I HAD A CRASH WITH THE DAYA 680 WHICH RESULTED IN SOME BROKEN CARBON AND BENT AL.. AND UNFORTUNATELY I CAN NOT RECOMMEND THIS FRAME OR OMGFLY.COM DUE TO A HORRENDOUS 5 MONTH CUSTOMER SERVICE EXPERIENCE. AFTER 2 MONTHS OF EMAILS GOING TO THEIR SPAM BOX, THEY FINALLY GOT BACK TO ME AND AFTER 3 MORE MONTHS OF EMAILS WITH WEEKS BETWEEN EACH RESPONSE, I TOLD THEM I WAS MOST INTERESTED IN THIS POINT AT PURCHASING AN ENTIRE FRAME SINCE GETTING PARTS WAS NEAR IMPOSSIBLE. I ASKED FOR A DISCOUNT IN EXCHANGE FOR THE HASSLE I HAD BEEN PUT THROUGH AND THEY OFFERED ME $5 OFF..... $1 PER MONTH OF BS..... DON'T BE LIKE ME... DON'T BUY FROM OMGFLY.COM

Storm AntiGravity Repair Parts Listings!! -->
http://www.helipal.com/ag-003-landing-skids-set.html
http://www.helipal.com/ag-005-arms-set.html
http://www.helipal.com/ag-001-main-frame-set.html

I do have a replacement frame sourced that will allow me to get readily available replacement parts. This willl be re-built on the Storm AntiGravity Platform. This is an very similar 15" folding quadcopter design. The arms are also a simple design that will be easily extended for 17 " props if i want to try those out in the future.

This is a documentation of my build of an long range aerial photography rig based on a Daya 680 folding frame. I will be using Sunnsyky x4108S 380 kv motors with 15x5.5 props, Hobbywing Xrotor 40 amp ESCs and a 6s 10000 mah battery. This will be a Naza M V2 build with a Feiyu Tech Mini 3d Pro Gimbal.

This was a pretty tight build to get all of the Naza M extra wires as well as the 4 ESCs internal to the main frame. I had to carefully plan where everything was going to go before I started cutting and soldering anything. Due to it being such a tight build I deceided not to use a PDU Board with VRegs for the lights, gimbal/camera, and VTX. Instead I built a wiring loom using silicone wire XT-30s for simplicty in building and replacing/upgrading components and used stand alone Vregs fed directly off of the flight battery. I could break this part of the harness out and power it off of a seprate battery but I didn't want to go that route for simplicity sake.

The SunnySky Motors are true pieces of art. They are beauties of the highest build quaility and they came with verrryyyy long and nice silicone wires. I ran the wires down the inside of the arms after threading them down through the motor mounts carefully on the Daya frame. Before cutting the wires i folded all the arms in order to see how much slack i would need to be able to do that then routed the power wires to the escs and cut and solders them in place.

I did some special prep work on my Hobbywing Xrotor ESCs. Due to the fact that I wanted to mount them inside of the frame for a clean build I knew I needed to have good airflow to the ESCs. I placed the escs in the rear of the frame in a upside down T kind of shape in order to isolate them from the rest of the electronics (and their noise!) and to keep the heat in rear of the frame where there should be good flow through cooling due to the design of the frame. (Front of the rear arm is open in order to be able to fold but makes a nice big air scoop) The customizing I did was to add a chunk of aluminum computer heat sink to each of the 4 escs. I bought a piece of high surface area heat sink at a local tech junk store (Shout out to http://www.surplusgizmos.com!) and sawed it into for small square pieces that I set directly on top of the existing aluminum pancake style heatsinks on the escs. I then heat shrank everything together after the final solering and positioning was all complete for a very tidy little package. I have a few pictures below of the mock ups I did to test the concept.

After getting all of the soldering done on the wiring harness and ESCs the rest pretty much came down to wire managment. The Naza M V2s are great systems in my opinion due to the fact that they are pretty much plug and play.
This convinience comes at the cost of usually having LOTS of extra cabling that now needs to be neatly coiled ziptied and routed meticuolsly in order to get every thing to close up properly. I was able to get the the CANBUS hub, PMU, and iOSD all inside the frame. I mounted the PMU to the underside of the top plate and everything else sticky taped in place on the bottom plate. The actual Naza M V2 Controler sits on top of the top plate under the white plate on standoffs along with my RC receiver. I ran the power wiring and the OSD wiring through the hole that the camera plate arms protrude through and connected every thing with servo plugs because I would like to switch to 1.3 or 2.4 video eventually.

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Part List

Frame

STORM Drone AntiGravity GPS Flying Platform (Naked Frame) (2 builds)
Helipal.com
$189.90

Flight Controller

Store.dji.com
Store.dji.com
See Site

ESCs

4 x Hobbywing XRotor 40A ESC 2-6S (5 builds)
Omgfly.com
$47.60

Motors

4 x SunnySky X4108S 380/480/600/690KV motor (2 builds)
Omgfly.com
$119.60

Propellers

4 x Tarot 1555 High Strength Plastic Propellers (Foldable / CW) (3 builds)
Helipal.com
$23.60

FPV Transmitter

Eachine TX526 5.8G 40CH 25MW/200MW/600MW Switchable AV Wireless FPV Transmitter RP-SMA Female (123 builds)
Banggood.com
$11.99

Antenna

IBCrazy 5.8 GHz Cyclone Antenna Set (LHCP)
Getfpv.com
$39.95

Receiver

FrSky R9 900MHz 16CH Long Range Receiver & R9M Module System (4 builds)
Getfpv.com
$99.99

Batteries

Multistar High Capacity 10000mAh 6S 12C Multi-Rotor Lipo Pack w/XT90 (2 builds)
Hobbyking.com
$119.02

Radio

Jumper T12 2.4G 12-CH OpenTX Multi-Protocol Transmitter Hall Gimbal w/ 4-in-1 Module 1.7 inch LCD - Mode 2 (White)
Amazon.com
$119.90

Goggles

Fatshark Dominator HD3 Core 3D FPV Goggles with HDMI DVR Support Head Tracker (66 builds)
Banggood.com
$399.00

Misc Parts

5 x 12V 1.5W LED Night Light Turn Siginal Indicator Arm LED for Quadcopter Hexrcopter Multicopter
Banggood.com
$14.95

Misc Parts

[OFFICIAL] Feiyu FY Mini 3D Pro 3 Axis Brushless Aircraft Gimbal
Feiyu-tech.com
See Site

Video Receiver

Eachine PRO58 RX Diversity 40CH 5.8G OLED SCAN VRX FPV Receiver for FatShark Goggles (28 builds)
Banggood.com
$29.23

Battery Charger

HOBBYMATE 300W 15A Lipo Battery Charger, Cell Checker, Servo Tester
Amazon.com
$39.90

Soldering Iron

HOBBYMATE TS100 Portable Soldering Iron, Pocket-size Programmable Solder Iron Support AC/DC Input, Fast Heating (BC2)
Amazon.com
See Site

Misc Supplies

How to upload AchilleΣ Plus on Eachine Pro58 / RealAcc RX5808 Pro Plus OSD | AchilleΣ FPV
Achillesfpv.eu
See Site
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cjdavies   Mar 12, 2018  

Funny you should post this today, I've literally spent all day looking at reviews/builds with this frame - I want to transplant my Tarot 650 Sport build onto a better & more easily transported frame & the Daya seems like the best bet. Where did you buy/are you planning to buy the frame from? It's not on banggood/gearbest, there are a bunch of negative experiences on RC Groups about thanksbuyer, so what about omgfly or are some of the aliexpress dealers a better option?

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cjdavies   Apr 12, 2018 

Sweet, I've actually gotten around to selling the giant Peli case I had for my Tarot & used the money to order the Daya - won't arrive for probably another week at least though. Looking forward to seeing your build so I know for any mistakes to watch out for ;)

Portland_Pilot_88   Jun 08, 2018 

Got this thing up and flying and really loving flying it! will get more info and pics and video up here soon.

cjdavies   Jun 08, 2018 
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Nice! Mine just needs arducopter config then it should be ready for a maiden - mine isn't as neat as yours, I didn't even try to fit the pixhawk inside so mine has a lot more stuff protruding up from the top plate.

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