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Mar 26, 2011, 12:18 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

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, 12:20 PM
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for updates and photos
Mar 26, 2011, 12:21 PM
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more photosmore photos
Mar 26, 2011, 12:25 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, 01:53 PM
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Complimenti Frank .
Mar 28, 2011, 04:03 AM
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thanks massimo!

today i have solder the wire to esc...

to slow
Apr 09, 2011, 09:16 AM
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new small updates...

Apr 09, 2011, 09:44 AM
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Awesome job! Are those TREX 450 boom blocks under the motor plates?
Apr 09, 2011, 10:03 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, 12:55 PM
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Wow looking good dude, i will keep an eye on this
Apr 15, 2011, 05:13 PM
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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:

Boom lock/grip:

Might be a bit lighter this way, thank you very much for the idea!
Apr 15, 2011, 05:38 PM
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alu 450 parts from ibay
Jan 02, 2012, 06:27 AM
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where did the you get clamp the holds the engine mounts?

nice job!
Jan 02, 2012, 02:58 PM
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450 heli parts.
Last edited by michel pet; Jan 02, 2012 at 03:04 PM.

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