TBS DISCOVERY FPV DRONE
New Camera & Equipment Plates
By Stephen Thorpe
TBS Discovery FPV Drone New Equipment / Camera Plates Made from Black Fr4 – CNC Routed
Its alway nice when a Client send over some of the parts you have made installed. Often I have no idea what the parts are for. Below Stephen shows what he has done with his TBS Discovery.
New small additional plate to mount a FPV style of camera
It’s routed from 1.6mm FR4. in hiondsight 2mm thick material would be better.
TBS Discovery Quadcopter
For my TBS Discovery quadcopter I decided to fit a Tarot 3-axis gimbal instead of the ‘hang-off-the-front’ usual TBS gimbal which is only 2-axis.
Using existing mounting points on the frame and considering mountings for a video TX, voltage regulator, antenna, GPS tracker, navigation beacon and a small LiPo for powering these ancillaries. This mounting plate was designed to cover all these requirements.
I added a few extra fixing holes so that I can also use this design slung underneath my DJI F550 hexacopter to do much the same.
Future enhancements would include removing portions to reduce weight, when I’ve decided final configuration and positions.
As I’m interested in long range I fitted the TBS Crossfire system which requires more space for the diversity receiver. I drafted an extra rear deck for the receiver, it positions it and the twin antennas where I want them and was also a suitable deck to mount the GPS mast.