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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.

Front view

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Prop saver for UAir R10 quadcopter

Prop saver for UAir R10 quadcopter

On the forums I’ve read a some posts about prop savers and cutting the shaft down in order to use them properly. It turned out that with my prop savers, cutting down the shaft is unnecessary. I have used one of the rings which came with the propeller.

Prop saver in use
Prop saver without prop



Custom battery position for UAir R10 quadcopter

Custom battery position for UAir R10 quadcopter

I’ve been struggling with the battery position for a while. Today I bought some foamboard to move the battery to the top of the R10 quadcopter.


  • Small piece of foamboard. At least enough to cover the battery
  • 4x tie-wrap
  • 1 piece of velcro

First cut out a piece of foarmboard which is slightly larger than your battery

Second cut out four small pieces of foarmboard and glue them on the “main” piece as shown. Make sure you leave enough space for the frame.

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Four pieces glued

Now place the foarmboard on top of the frame as shown

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Foamboard on frame

Now use the tie-wraps to firmly attach the foamboard to the frame.

Bottom view

I have wrapped two tie-wraps through the frame holes underneath around the “main” foamboard and used two others to fixate them on the frame.

In the two pictures below you see the two tie-wraps, wrapped around the “main” foarmboard. The two others are underneath from the left to the right side of the frame.

Battery mount
Final result
With battery