Super XXX easy maintenance

FPV flying is soo much fun. But what is the most pain in the ass with this hobby?

Yes, the maintenance. I know this increases with every crash your knowledge curve exponentially but for theses kind of pilots which want to fly it´s disappointing.

So in basically every technical instruction the engineers are asked to decrease the maintenance. in the EU there are even rules and regulations for this.

There are only few tech sectors who are not willing or able to do so and this includes smartphones and the cars. These two sectors go exactly the different ways.

This causes me headache for quite some time. The super 135 has everything you need of a small 3 inch quad. but what is if you have to exchange a motor or a cable? Maintenance at these tiny quads will make you upset. Everything is super tiny and squeezed to a minimum to stay below the 250gr line. BTW there are not that much setups yet in this class but the amount will increase mid of next year when the EU pushes new drone regulations and vendors realize to jump on the horse.

I know regional weight regulations have huge impact on the whole drone market and therefore I try to find a solution to separate the electronics easily (in the best case without tools) from the frame so you are able to have a full set of electronics in a kind of cocoon and connect this only to the rugged frame.

I have some nice concepts and I hopefully have a solution for this soon.

FriendlyArm NanoPi M4V2 NAS

FriendlyArm recently updated the NanoPi M4 and added V2 in the name. In my opinion this is more a 1.1 but nowadays the product promotion works much better with general version step changes 😉

As I got the question the FriendlyArm NanoPi M4V2 should be fully compatible for this setup. The formfactor didn´t change. On their Website I found following changelog description

https://www.friendlyarm.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=268​

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So you are good to go with the newer version but it would be helpful if you share your experience if you clone this setup with the new nanopi M4V2. Thanks…

say hello to the 4-bay NAS

two beers and 2 hours work done on modelling the 4-bay version. The overall height will increase for 21mm but now the case can host 4 2,5″ drives and get used of all SATA ports of the SATA hat… 

Please provide feedback if you print it out as I don´t have the time for getting it printed for a proof… THANKS a lot!

4-bay better than 3-bay?

I´m thinking about extending the NAS design as the SATA hat offers 4 SATA ports. So in the end you can choose by yourself if you want to use all ports or go with only 3 drives.

I will have to look into my messy FreeCAD files to find the right position for the extention…

New photos and measures

reprinted the top case as the first one was quite fast and a test. Excuse my bad printer settings this will be the next task to optimize the values.

The measures of the NAS are 134*129*89mm – it is quite compact for hosting 3 harddrives with 12TB net memory…