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Dec 08, 2011, 03:07 AM
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Building a 6S Setup---Need your input and help???


Coming from RC helicopter, and I have tons of 6s lipo laying around and I don't want to buy and stock more batteries. I want to build a 6s heavy lifting HexaCopter and I have finished building a 40" Hexa Frame.

My question is what boards can handle a 6S lipo?

Currently, I have a Hobby King V2 board that can fly in Hexa and also a Open Pilot Board that can fly hexa. Can either of them handle 6s Lipo? I couldn't seem to be able to find info on cell counts. But does it matter how many cells that I run, as the lipos are plug into the ESC and the board only gets the signal wire, which have only 5V??

I am also interested in getting the WooKong board if my other 2 boards can't run 6s. I think that can handle up to 6S.

Here are the electronic setups that I am thinking of, Please let me know your thoughts?? I can't seem to find anyone flying 6s setups that I can compare with. Biggest seem to be 5s.

Motor--Turnigy Aerodrive SK3 - 5045-500kv

ESC----TURNIGY Plush 60amp, or Turnigy dlux 100A

Prop--APC14x4.7 and Also try JXF 15x6 and 16x6.

Battery will be three 5,000mah 6S. each battery plug into 2 motor to avoid having to do complicated wiring and get more amps out of the batteries.
Last edited by quadman; Dec 08, 2011 at 03:17 AM.
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Dec 08, 2011, 03:18 AM
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Neither OP or HK-KK cares about number of cells in your battery. Both are powered by 5V from BEC either in your esc or separately. So no problem there. If your motors /esc support 6S you should be fine.
Dec 08, 2011, 08:12 AM
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You wish to go with the bec like timecop is pointing out even if the board did execept 6s directly. The noise generated on the power rails of a big heavy lifter is too much even if run through a pretty decent filter. A power filter with a bec behind it works well or at least has so far.

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