6S HyperGlide (RIP July 2019)

By d3c0de on May 20, 2019

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Lost this build in a water landing. Will be building a similar one.

This is my first 6S build. Took a while to get my hands on some of these particular POPO motors, but finally found some in stock. It was a super easy build compared to the tighter race builds I'm used to doing. All ready to go, just needs to be maidened, which is hopefully this weekend if weather cooperates.

Arm bumpers, SMA holder, and GoPro mount designed by XeroVolume. I did the cam mount/guard, since the Predator v3 that I like flying sticks out a bit past the front of the frame. Front camera mount is Ninjatek Armadillo TPU, the rest is YOYI TPU and NinjaTek Cheetah TPU.

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react13   Nov 01, 2019  

@xerovolume where did you get the camera tpu mount? will it work with a runcam micro eagle?

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d3c0de   Nov 01, 2019 

Sure, no problem. It also has the benefit of putting the camera a little more forward. As a note, I printed this in a more rigid than normal TPU (Ninjatek Armadillo, 75D shore), and would recommend doing the same or nylon, as typical TPU will probably flex too much in a crash.

react13   Nov 01, 2019 
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I will keep that in mind but I actually don't have a 3D printer. I was thinking about making a rotor riot post asking for recommendations or if I could pay someone for the prints.

d3c0de   Nov 01, 2019 

I think my TLDR for 3D printers these days is if you just want something that'll work well and do everything you need for FPV, get an Ender3. If you want more bells and whistles like automatic bed leveling, filament runout sensors, or the ability to print extremely flexible filaments (more flexible than normal TPU we use on GoPro mounts) or high temperature filaments like nylon, then start looking at a Prusa Mini or MK3S, but the price goes up quickly and the volume is actually a bit less than the Ender. The Ender 3 will be a mostly assembled kit, which is easy to build if you take your time. The Prusa MK3s can come as kits or fully assembled. Prusa Mini is mostly assembled, just a couple steps. If you're still not ready for your own printer and you're in the US, RaceDayQuads seems to be doing a good job with the prints I've seen from their service. Let me know if you have any other questions!

FPWEAV   Oct 29, 2019  

That capicitor looks HUGE! What size is it and what size is really necessary for 6S, would you say?

d3c0de   Nov 01, 2019 
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Panasonic FM Series Capacitors - 50V 1000uf Ultra Low ESR. Not strictly necessary, but I wanted some room for voltage spikes. No real disadvantage other than the size, so why not.

FPWEAV   Nov 01, 2019 

AWESOME

FPWEAV   Oct 25, 2019  
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Love your TPU. Where can I get that SMA adapter in the rear?

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xerovolume   Oct 25, 2019 
xerovolume   Oct 25, 2019 
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@FPWEAV actually, I just realized he is using one of my other designs which has a 30 degree angle built into it:

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3937299

FPWEAV   Oct 25, 2019 
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i thought there was a bit of an angle to it! AWESOME! Thanks so much! Love it

xerovolume   May 22, 2019  

Thanks for the shout out!

d3c0de   May 22, 2019 

Thanks for the design. :)

KryptoSteel24   May 22, 2019  

lol your motor guards are on upside down

d3c0de   May 22, 2019 

They're not the type you're familiar with, although I did print those originally with the soft mounts on top. These have built in skids on the bottom so the frame won't scrape when landing on concrete. I have separate TPU soft mounts on the top. Here's the design. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3618891

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