Repairing the Elios Cage

A cage with damaged elements becomes softer and more fragile. A badly maintained cage can seriously reduce the drone's collision tolerance. Elios 1 and Elios 2 cage elements (pentagons) are interchangeable.

Replacing a pentagon

  1. To change a pentagon, cut the surrounding zip ties with the cutting pliers and remove the damaged pentagon.
  2. Place the new pentagon and attach it with new zip ties. Be careful to place the zip ties’ ratchet on the inner side of the cage.
  3. Using the needle nosed pliers, tighten the zip ties.
  4. Using the cutting pliers, trim the zip ties’ tape.



Changing a suspension (Elios 1)

What you need: 

  • 2x Bearings Ø8x3 4mm
  • 1x Spacer bearing
  • 1x M3x16 Screw with Tuflok
  • 1x Suspension
  • 1x Pentagon
  • Cutting pliers
  • Needle nosed pliers
  • 5 Zip-ties

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Assembly instructions: 

1 - Assemble the bumpers to the ring as shown on the schematic below


2 - Place the zip-ties on the cage's connector, assure you the zip-ties ratchets are located into the cage as shown in the picture below

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3 - Pass the zip-ties tape through the pentagon then the suspension

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  4 - Tighten zip-ties with the needle nosed pliers

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5 - Trim the zip ties close to the ratchet with the cutting pliers.


Changing the carbon ring (Elios 1)

Ring Flybeam details

  1. Install the bearing from the outside into the carbon ring on the straight part.
  2. Position the Carbon beam into the ring.
  3. Tighten up the carbon beam into the ring with the black screw. Use the T10 screwdriver and
  4. Repeat steps 1. 2. and 3. for the other side.
  5. Tighten up the Screw Top into the carbon ring with a flat screwdriver. Apply a light torque by hand. Replat on the other sides.



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