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Old Jan 30, 2011, 11:04 AM
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AP Hexa or Octo? What gives you the best stabilisation?

Hey.

I am sick and tired of my T-rex 600 ESP AP platform. Its to hard to get rid of the vibes! I think I want to take the Aerial footage to a hexa or octo. I hope you can give me a hint of what is a good hexa or octo to carry a DSLR camera, like Nikon D90. Thanks!
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Old Feb 03, 2011, 05:49 AM
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i have a kk hexa and this hexa is ok,but i am“going to build me a mk oktocopter for my filming and stuff like that,i think the best thing is to go for the okto??

hope this will help you
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Old Feb 03, 2011, 09:38 AM
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They are both very stable.

With 6 motors you will crash 2/3 of the time with a motor or ESC failure. With 8 motors you will not crash with a failure and it will fly very well.

The more motors the larger the vibration problem. For AP you need to balance the motors and props to minimize vibration. Also materials make a difference. Carbon fiber transmits vibration much more than fiberglass (G10) or wood.


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Old Feb 08, 2011, 09:49 PM
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It seems to me that most people are building symetrical shaped quads or hexa or octo. I see a UK firm has got a different configuration which maximises the view for its cameras.

http://flyingvideo.co.uk/gallery
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Old Feb 08, 2011, 10:35 PM
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It seems to me that most people are building symetrical shaped quads or hexa or octo. I see a UK firm has got a different configuration which maximises the view for its cameras.

http://flyingvideo.co.uk/gallery
http://forum.mikrokopter.de/topic-19919-1.html
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Old Feb 09, 2011, 12:12 AM
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Thanks for the link, its a shame I dont understand German.
Would this configuration require different control boards than the ones many are using on these forums?
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Old Feb 09, 2011, 06:04 AM
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Thanks for the link, its a shame I dont understand German.
Would this configuration require different control boards than the ones many are using on these forums?
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They are both very stable.

With 6 motors you will crash 2/3 of the time with a motor or ESC failure. With 8 motors you will not crash with a failure and it will fly very well.

The more motors the larger the vibration problem. For AP you need to balance the motors and props to minimize vibration. Also materials make a difference. Carbon fiber transmits vibration much more than fiberglass (G10) or wood.


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Here is a video of my UAVX Octo losing a motor in flight.
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