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Feb 12, 2019, 07:47 PM
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HildaHex Hexacopter debute!


Another first here:

After some long discussions with Stefan over several months and many back and forth revisions, I am proud to introduce the "HildaHex". I want to thank Stefan, and Jubal for the much appreciated help and great ideas which have became the final product you see here. Testing on my part has already began and there will be much more but I must say my first impressions after a conservative maiden today are that this is a very nice flying hexacopter. It is much more conservative on battery usage than I expected and had a 5 1/2 minute maiden on a 3300mah 6s lipo (which is a very used pack not new) and landed with an average cell reading of 3.69v. A price is TBD so please do not ask yet but we will have one very soon.

Component list for this prototype is as follows.
Matek 722 std flight controller
APD PDB500 (with two taps doubled up on for the hex configuration APD confirms no problem). After talks with APD a dedicated hex PDB has been in the works and is almost complete but a release date has been set.
DYS Aria 70a esc's
Brother Hobby 3115-1050kv motors
TBS unify pro vtx
TBS micro V2 rx
Foxeer fpv cam
Graupner 9x5 props
AXII long antenna
Prints from Willy at 3dmatisse.com


We have had so much rain here it's hard to find anywhere that is semi safe because things are so muddy. I do have an undeveloped 10 acres that has grass growing in that is the safest spot for now. Here's a little clip of the maiden. I think once things get tuned up it will be a very nice flyer. Stock PID's other than a little bump in I and D and no filtering yet. I trimmed a bit of the 5 1/2 minute flight as to help with the YT upload and my slow connection. Never went much above half throttle but GPS recored 66mph top speed so I'm curious to see what it will do once I open it up. I need to fix a few things and get the amp draw working correctly but that didn't stop a quick maiden.

HildaHex maiden (4 min 28 sec)
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Feb 13, 2019, 03:06 PM
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Squeezed in a quick flight with Aeronaut 10x7 props and a bottom mounted 4000mah 6s pack while it was in between rain (it was actually sprinkling) and it really flies great. I think I might like 10" better but much more testing is needed.
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Mar 13, 2019, 11:56 PM
Sir Charles ,I really appreciate the colour scheme you used for your builds ,so vibrant and beautiful.
Congratulations on your new build and it looks so powerful,can't imagine a hex doing flips and rolls.
I wish you good luck for your Hildahex series.
Joe
Mar 31, 2019, 10:49 PM
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Originally Posted by aviatorjoe
Sir Charles ,I really appreciate the colour scheme you used for your builds ,so vibrant and beautiful.
Congratulations on your new build and it looks so powerful,can't imagine a hex doing flips and rolls.
I wish you good luck for your Hildahex series.
Joe
Thank you very much Joe.
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