Introduction: Foldable Phantom 2 Drone Leg Mod
An Instructable explaining how to construct folding carbon legs, I take my quad out a lot on my bike and therefore need it to compress down as small as possible to fit into a rucksack also the standard legs it came with were not big enough to accommodate my CMOS sensor camera.
So here it is!
Step 1: Gather Tools
Tubing to Fit Round the rod
Plastic block (I used double glaze window frame recycled from a company near me)
Snips / Secateurs
Unscrew old legs, GPS, Compass, accelerometer, put screws somewhere safe.
Measure width of foot of legs you will be replacing.
Measure said width onto your plastic block.
Use old foot as a pattern to cut round, draw onto your plastic block.
Use snips to take most of the excess to save amount to file down.
File to the drawn line
Drill a hole at 45 degrees this was a practice and is off centre as a result.
The prototype used a metal housing tube for the carbon rod to slip into but after some research I discovered this could possibly interfere with the compass so replaced with plastic, as seen on the left.
Repeat 4 times.
Drill holes to attach to body of quadcopter. You can faintly see on the two on the left that a smaller hole has been half milled into the the side of the larger hole to accommodate the cables that need to come through.
Here you have a finished foot!
Attach to body and not pictured here some elastice san be threaded through the carbon rod, then a not tied at the end as a stopper.
Here you can see how the folding leg mechanism works and how the increased space allows for larger cameras.