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Old Jun 07, 2012, 10:01 AM
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Talon Hexa 625 with NAZA GPS and Arris CM2000 Brushless Gimbal

I have a few Align helis but this is going to be my first ever multicopter. I just got a Turnigy Talon Hexcopter (V1.0) Carbon Fiber Frame. Hope this is a good place to post the progress.

EDIT: THE BUILD IS DONE. HERE IS THE RECAP with a couple of video I recorded while testing various things. The actual progress start at the next post.

NAZA GPS on Turnigy Talon Hexa - Fail Safe Landing (1 min 17 sec)


NAZA GPS on Turnigy Talon Hexa - Position Hold (0 min 57 sec)


The mkTR 2 axis gimbal: http://photoshipone.com/mktr-professional/




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Old Jun 07, 2012, 04:50 PM
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The box is surprisingly small. Well... I remember I said the same thing when I got my Align 450 Heli as well.



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Old Jun 07, 2012, 09:33 PM
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Just finished putting it together. Very solid construction! The electronic arrived today via DHL but I just went out for lunch and missed it. Hope to continue tomorrow.

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Old Jun 07, 2012, 09:59 PM
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I was curious about this frame. It is in my HK shopping cart waiting a good excuse to order.
Let us know your impressions.
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Old Jun 07, 2012, 10:24 PM
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So far, very positive. All of the CF are thicker than I expected. Just measured it and it's 2mm thick. All of the metal parts are very light and feel very strong and solid as well.
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Old Jun 08, 2012, 04:00 PM
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The motors, ESC, power distribution board, and the props are here. Just missing the controller.

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Old Jun 09, 2012, 02:32 AM
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can you share with us, what kind of motors, ESCs and props did you get?
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Old Jun 09, 2012, 02:58 AM
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The motors I got are AC2836-358, 880Kv. They are cheap and light and should be quite powerful for my hex. The US store almost never have them in stock, so I got it from jdrones from oversea. Another reason I buy this particular brand is that they come with long wires. I can get the motor wires through the arms to the center first and connect the ESC from there. If I do it right, it should look very clean.



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Old Jun 09, 2012, 03:05 AM
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For the ESC, I got a set of jDrones 30A and also another set of the Turnigy dlux 30A SBEC Brushless Speed Controller w/Data Logging (2s~6s) from HK. I haven't decided on which one I want to try first. The black color of the Turnigy dlux probably goes better with the whole set up.

jDrones 30

Continous current: 30 Amp
Burst current: 35 Amp, 10 Sec
Battery: 2-4 LiPO
Weight: 25g

Turnigy® dlux

Spec.
Max Cont. Current: 30A
Max Burst Current: 40A
LiPo: 2~6S
Weight: 23grams

I'm also using a separate BEC, a Castle Creations' CC BEC, to provide clean power to the 5V lines for my receiver and other devices.

For the props, I got a few sets of 10x45.
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Old Jun 09, 2012, 10:50 PM
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I'm building a quadcopter and waiting for those parts to arrive:
Turnigy Talon Quadcopter (V2.0) Carbon Fiber Frame 550mm
TURNIGY Plush 25amp Speed Controller
NTM Prop Drive Series 28-30A 750kv / 140w

Would they work well together? What kind of props would you recommend to use? 10X6 or 11X4.7SF ?
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Old Jun 10, 2012, 12:43 AM
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I thought about getting that Talon Quad 550mm as well. After a little calculation, I needed more lift for the camera and extra battery for longer flight time. So I changed my mind and got this Hex.

Your set up looks good. The drive is fine for both prop. The 10x6 can carry less weight but it would fly more lively and longer flight time. Should be a nice machine. What controller are you getting?
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Old Jun 10, 2012, 12:48 AM
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Can you tell me the diameter outside diameter of the tubing used on this please?
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Old Jun 10, 2012, 12:53 AM
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About 14.11mm.
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Old Jun 10, 2012, 01:04 PM
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I changed my mind about the power distribution. Instead of using a octo power distribution board that's taking too much space on top of the copter, I'm using 2 of the power distribution boards that suppose to be for quads from HK and they fit nicely inside the frame.





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Old Jun 10, 2012, 10:20 PM
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Looking really neat and well builded!
But I'm curious to see how all the FPV stuff and gimbal will fit, the central frame looks a bit small for all that.
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