the Mechanics are complete, and I have a removable pod that connects to
the fuselage with only one mechanical linkage (the dogbone for the
torque tube), and one electrical connection, (a DB-25 connector) that
routes all the power and servo signals.
I managed to wedge all the
batteries in the mechanics, making it easy to pop out the mechanism for
charging. I use the Align RCC-6BX chargers, which charge through
the balance leads, which I have left accessible.
Below, you can see the
dogbone and DB-25 connections that form the link between the mechanics
and the fuselage. (4) 4mm bolts hold the 1/4" plywood
base to the fuselage, which has locating pins to ensure consistent
placement of the mechanics during installation. Only one battery
needs to be moved to install the mounting bolts, and I have it attached
with 3M Dual Lock
(a "hard" version of Velcro that does not
allow lateral movement and has MUCH higher retention strength).
Lots of batteries in this
puppy... (3) 5000 mA 2S1P batteries pushing 3 6 Amp BEC's just to
run all the bells, whistles, and gizmo's! And of course, the 2 6S1P 5000
mA packs to run the motor!