Custom phone protector for UAir R10 quadcopter w/ camera mount

Custom phone protector for UAir R10 quadcopter w/ camera mount

After a couple of flights with the UAir R10 quadcopter you want to record your own flights / crashes. I own a compact camera but it has a lens sticking out when turned on. A crash could easily damage the front lens so I decided to work with a more compact device: my smartphone.

I could simply mount the phone to the R10 camera mount, but this leaves the screen unprotected. Therefore I decided to make my own phone protector out of an old air mail envelope.

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Front view

First you need to cut an envelope open at the size of your smartphone.

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Cutted envelope

Next you need to cut out a small hole exactly behind the phone’s lens. You might need to strengthen the hole with small pieces of tape.

Hole for lens

Now you need to tape the envelope together and leave one small side open.

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Enveloped taped tight

I have moved the screws of the camera mount to a lower hole, because now the phone won’t stick out under the R10.

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Position of the camera mount screws

When I go flying I turn on the camera on my phone and start recording. Then I put my phone in the envelope and attach it to the camera mount with velcro.

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Attached to camera mount

The phone is horizontally trapped between the edges of the camera mount, so one velcro piece was enough.

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Front view

 

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