Traditional Helicopter – Mounting APM/Pixhawk to the Frame

The recommended method for mounting your APM/Pixhawk is to build an extra layer for the APM/Pixhawk between the main body and the landing gear as show in the image below.

  • Separate the helicopter’s main body from it’s landing gear
  • Attach one carbon fibre plate to the body, the other to the landing gear
  • Drill holes in the upper and lower mounting plates so that the plates can be attached with four strong 3cm or 4cm stand-offs
  • Mount the APM/Pixhawk to the bottom mounting plate using vibration dampening foam (see Vibration Dampening wiki page for ideas on mounting methods to isolate the flight controller from vibrations)