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Posted by franke | Jul 30, 2012 @ 09:41 AM | 4,523 Views
I just got the idea a few weeks ago to get into RC. I saw the Scorpion frame and knew that was what I wanted. After compiling my parts list I thought that it would look cool as a Hex. I am going to do some modifications to add three more arms, an additional level or two or three and have landing gear at six points instead of the original weak pair of landing skids. This will be a slow boat not being designed for fast movements (except for falling out of the sky). I am putting a lot of weight into the lighting system. I have spent over 20 years designing, installing and programming special effect lighting systems in night clubs so the lighting part of this copter will be interesting. Think Tribal Scorpion meets Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

The copter parts:

2- Y6 Scorpion 650 fiberglass & aluminum frames
1- Rabbit CF Height Direction Fixed Flight Controller + Rabbit GPS Receiver Module
7- NTM Prop Drive 28-36 750KV / 265W
7- Hobby King 20A ESC 3A UBEC
7- NTM Prop Drive 28 Series Accessory Pack
3- Slow Fly Electric Prop 11x4.7SF (4 pc - Green)
3- Slow Fly Electric Prop 11x4.7R SF (4 pc - Green Right Hand Rotation)
3- ZC.4000.3S.25 - ZIPPY Compact 4000mAh 3S 25C Lipo Pack
1- Signal loss Alarm & Lost Plane Finder
1- TURNIGY 3A UBEC w/ Noise Reduction
2- MultiCopter Multi-Tri Copter Power Battery to 8 ESC Connection Board
1- Mounting Plate Mount 45 Degree Adapter Flight Controller Protector for Multicopter
1- Hobbyking Y650 Scorpion Glass Fiber...Continue Reading