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Mar 26, 2011, 01:18 PM
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Simple strong economic hexacopter in carbon and glassfiber frame


I started building my hexacopter!

The frame has been designed to CAD.



the arms are carbon tubes from 12mm and t-rex tailboom lock to secure them.


motors are chosen from 980kv
(http://www.himodel.com/electric/980K...C2830-12T.html)

and the esc is 20A professional series by himodel (are the same of turnigy plush).

I've also drawn support for GoPro.

the frame is structured tower.

and I will use many dampers to reduce vibration.



I am waiting for my cnc cutting through the pieces.

I will use to start a KKcontroller although the idea is to pass a short Multiwii.

The purpose of this hexacopter is aerial photography with the possibility of payload.

no acro!

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Mar 26, 2011, 01:20 PM
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for updates and photos
Mar 26, 2011, 01:21 PM
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more photosmore photos
Mar 26, 2011, 01:25 PM
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I used a recently quadricopter and hexacopter to take pictures.

was a means test .. Always kkcontroller.:



secondo volo di prova esacopter kk controller (2 min 58 sec)
Mar 26, 2011, 02:53 PM
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Complimenti Frank .
Mar 28, 2011, 05:03 AM
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thanks massimo!

today i have solder the wire to esc...
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to slow
Apr 09, 2011, 10:16 AM
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new small updates...




Apr 09, 2011, 10:44 AM
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Awesome job! Are those TREX 450 boom blocks under the motor plates?
Apr 09, 2011, 11:03 AM
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hi grips!

thanks! yes are the modified trex 450 tail boom.

the tube is hollow in carbon

is stronger with the 3mm screw...
Apr 15, 2011, 01:55 PM
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Wow looking good dude, i will keep an eye on this
Apr 15, 2011, 06:13 PM
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Wow!


I am liking this project!!

Got me thinking about designing a new frame for my quad-gear..

I don't know where you got you parts (are they original align parts?) but here are the parts I will use if I do build this new frame:

Carbon boom:
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dproduct=17126

Boom lock/grip:
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idproduct=8542

Might be a bit lighter this way, thank you very much for the idea!
Apr 15, 2011, 06:38 PM
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alu 450 parts from ibay
Jan 02, 2012, 07:27 AM
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where did the you get clamp the holds the engine mounts?

nice job!
Jan 02, 2012, 03:58 PM
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450 heli parts.

http://www.ebay.nl/itm/Metal-Stabili...item3f0b9174a4

http://www.ebay.nl/itm/2x-Metal-tail...item19c8cf865c
Last edited by michel pet; Jan 02, 2012 at 04:04 PM.


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