DISASSEMBLE

 

INTRODUCTION

In this lesson, students learn how to correctly disassemble the Parrot Mambo Drone.

Please follow this guide to correctly disassemble the Parrot Mambo drone.

Tools needed:

  • T3 screwdriver

  • Tweezers

 

Additional helpful items:

  • Small sandwich bags

  • Small magnet

  • Pliers (jaws wrapped in masking Tape)

  • Masking tape

  • Dark permanent marker

IMPORTANT:  Please be careful and patient throughout disassembly as every Mambo part will be reused in the future.

 

REMOVING HULLS & PROPELLERS

STEP 1: Hull Removal

Using the thumb and index finger, pinch the base of the hull closest to where the hull clamps onto the motor, as pictured below. While pinching, simultaneously twist and pull firmly to remove the hull. Repeat this process for each of the FOUR [4] hulls.

 
 

STEP 2: Propeller Removal

Hold the center of the Propeller using the thumb and index fingers. With the other hand hold the Central Body at the Motor. Firmly yet gently pull the Propeller away from the Motor and Central Body. It may help to use a side-by-side motion while pulling the Propeller from the Motor.

 

REMOVING BODY PANELS

STEP 1: Front Outer Body Panel Removal

Remove the Front Outer body panel.

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STEP 2: Top Body Panel Removal

Remove the Top body panel.

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STEP 3: Inner Front Body Panel Removal

Remove the Inner Front body panel from the Central Body.

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STEP 4: Bottom Body Panel Removal

Remove the Bottom body panel from the Central Body to expose the PCB.

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REMOVING MOTORS FROM PCB

 
 

STEP 1: Motor Wire Removal

Hold the Central Body while simultaneously holding down the PCB using the thumb and middle finger. Using the tweezers, firmly grab the end of the motor wire closest to the port and detach it by pulling upwards away from the PCB (perpendicular to the PCB). Lastly, pull the motor wire out of the Central Body channel. Repeat this process for all FOUR motors.

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MOTOR CONNECTION REMOVAL

When removing the Motor Connection Wire from the PCB, it is important to remember to pull UPWARDS, perpendicular to and away from the PCB.

DO NOT pull parallel to the PCB - this will most likely damage the terminal on the PCB, rendering the PCB useless.

STEP 2: Antenna Removal

The drone may or may not be equipped with an Antenna wire (located next to the Power Button). If it is, remove the Antenna wire from the hole located next to the Antenna on the Central Body. If it does not have an Antenna there is no concern, proceed to the next step.

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REMOVING PCB FROM CENTRAL BODY

 
 

STEP 1: PCB Lego-Style Port Removal

Place the Mambo Drone on its back to expose the remaining FOUR screws located under the “Lego Style” connection port. Remove the screws and lift the “Lego Style” port out of the Central Body - the PCB will then be completely separated.

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REMOVING MOTORS FROM CENTRAL BODY

 

STEP 1: Motor Removal (Feet)

Gently peel back each of the FOUR (4) rubber feet attached to the central body. The feet are located directly beneath the motors. Consider using the tweezers or screwdriver to help execute this step.

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Note:  If the feet come off during this process there is no need for concern. Set them aside for later use in the assembly process.

 
 

STEP 2: Motor Removal

Hold the Central Body at the motor housing, then use the pliers to grab the motor. Remove the motor from the housing by gently pulling and twisting simultaneously. Repeat this step for all FOUR motors.

*Official pliers can be ordered through our Shop.

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Caution: Be careful when removing the Motors as to not damage the Motor wire.

Pro Tip: Standard pliers have sharp jaws that could damage the motors, therefore it is a good idea to cover the jaws with masking tape.

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The Mambo DIY Drone is now fully DISASSEMBLED.

After disassembly, your DIY Drone Kit should have the following contents:

  • 1 Central Body (or Airframe)

  • 1 Printed Circuit Board (PCB + Camera)

  • 1 Set of Propellers (2 A & 2 C)

  • 1 Set of Motors (2 A & 2 C)

  • 1 Set of Hulls (4 pieces)

  • 1 Set of Body Panels (4 pieces)

  • 1 Set of Feet (4 pieces)

  • 1 Set of Screws (16 - includes 1 extra)

  • 1 T-3 Screwdriver

  • 1 Pair of Tweezers

  • 1 Battery and Charging Cable