Introduction: $9.00 Large Drone Carrying Strap
I know this instructable is not for everyone, and I'm aware that it's also quite obvious.
Non the less I'm posting here or the same reasons you are here looking...
To make life a bit easier.
This UAV/ Drone is an H920. The camera is a Cgo4 Camera (scaled down light weight Panisonic/ Lumex GH4 a micro 4/3 sensor) using a 14mm - 42mm lens which can be zoomed in air durring flight and filming.
Also we have been painting our new house. We took a break so I could go out and fly... So enjoy the paint spotted pants. ??
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Step 1: Velcro Strap With Handle
So I grabbed this velcro all purpose straps with a handle at Home Depot. Walmart has them as well as Amazon.
It's a 2" X 6' strap. A bit overkill in its size but very strong, durable, and overall soft!
Soft is good! Considering shifting in any way may result in scratches on then carbon fiber airframe!
Step 2: Wrap the Strap
Place the handle on top of the airframe and rout the excess strap under the body of the airframe and above the gimbal.
IF YOU ROUT THE STRAP AROUND THE GIMBAL YOU ALMOST CERTAINLY WILL CAUSE DAMAGE TO THE GIMBAL, THE CAMERA OR THE GIMBAL MOUNT! THIS COULD BE A COSTLY MISTAKE!!!
Lash the strap with the supplied link.
Step 3: Rout and Test Fit
Make a mark where you want to cut the strap.
Make sure you have a fury friend to help if nessisary!
Step 4: Cut the Excess
Cut the strap on the line.
While your at it make a buckle anti scratch cover.
Simply lay the buckle over the extra Velcro and cut it a bit wider to ensure there is no shifting.
Now cut off Hook side of the Velcro and set aside the excess for later.
Step 5: Burn
Peel back the Hook portion of the Velcro and burn the strap to prevent fraying.
Step 6: Melt
Melt the hook portion and the Loop section back together at the proper length.
Step 7: Reinforcement
Remove a bit of of the loop section by splitting the threads. Cut it to length and wrap it around the rebonded section.
Step 8: Stitch
Sew up all of the open edges like a man using a good quality thread.
Step 9: Buckle Cover
Using your manly Sewing skills to stitch on the buckle cover soft side down.
Step 10: Loop Stitch
Sew around the rebonded section like men do.
Step 11: Sew on the Reinforcement
It's very important to use manly pins here.
Pink and purple pins work best.
Like dude's should, Sew on the reinforcement strap.
Step 12: Last Stitch
Stitch up last section of peeled back loop strip.
Step 13: Test It Out!
Test out your strap and enjoy the sky's knowing life is a bit easier!