FPV Camera Anti-Vibration Replacements

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Two FPV camera anti-vibration mounts were lost recently, when the BlackOut Mini H Quad clipped a tree branch, just at the wrong angle.

 
Not wanting to pay the rip-off prices for genuine BlackOut spare parts, the following idea from a flying mate was suggested.

Use some rubber tubing.

I didn’t have any rubber tubing on hand, but i did have some PVC tubing from an automotive application on hand.

 

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Holes were drilled using an M2 then M3 drill bit.
As the bits weren’t sharp, the holes were finished off using a soldering iron tip.
(But use an old tip, one you don’t actually solder with anymore)

 
Using side cutters (or scissors), two small lengths can be cut off:

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M2 bolts and nuts fitted.

Make sure the length of tube doesn’t rub against the small SMD components on the board:

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PVC tube isn’t as soft as rubber tube, but makes a good temporary replacement to get you in the air again:

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Fitted back in the frame:

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Yes, the frame is grotty.
Get over it.

 
That’s what happens when it’s in regular use.

🙂