Starter Hexacopter

By lasswellt on Dec 31, 2016

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Lots still to learn.

I've built the frame, put the motors and ESC together. Next up is FC and battery mounting.

Purchased: Frame, FC, ESCs, Motors, Propellers, Battery (one), Power Distribution, and MISC parts.

Lessons Learned so far:

  • Propellers : Make sure you get the right ones, I accidentally ordered the T-mount propellers instead of a normal propeller. Eventually will re-order carbon fiber ones.

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Part List

Frame

HobbyKing™ S700 Carbon and Metal Hexacopter Frame with Retractable Landing Gear
Hobbyking.com
$93.20

Flight Controller

Crazepony RadioLink Pixhawk PX4 32 Bit ARM Flight Controller with M8N GPS for Multirotor Quadcopter
Amazon.com
$139.99

ESCs

7 x Afro 30A Muti-Rotor ESC OPTO (SimonK Firmware) (3 builds)
Hobbyking.com
$96.60

Motors

7 x Turnigy Multistar 3525-850Kv 14Pole Multi-Rotor Outrunner
Hobbyking.com
$206.01

Propellers

2 x RipaFire 2 Pairs 12x3.8" 1238/1238R CW/CCW Propeller Prop Set for RC DJI Multicopter Quadcopter Helicopter
Amazon.com
See Site

FPV Camera

Crazepony RunCam Swift 600TVL FPV Camera 2.8mm Lens OSD DC 5-17V (2 builds)
Amazon.com
$36.99

FPV Transmitter

SkyZone FPV 5.8GHz 600mW 32CH A/V Transmitting (TX) Module TS832 RP-SMA (2 builds)
Hobbyking.com
$62.56

Antenna

ImmersionRC 5.8GHz Circular Polarized SpiroNet Antenna V2 (RHCP SMA) (10 builds)
Hobbyking.com
$39.95

Receiver

FR632 Diversity 5.8GHz 40Ch Auto Scan LCD A/V FPV Receiver (2 builds)
Hobbyking.com
$52.05

Batteries

2 x Multistar High Capacity 10000mAh 4S 10C Multi-Rotor Lipo Pack (3 builds)
Hobbyking.com
$116.78

Batteries

Combo Special: Tenergy TB6-B Balance Charger for NiMH/NiCD/Li-PO/Li-Fe Battery Packs + Power Supply
Amazon.com
$57.99

Power Distribution

REALACC Matek Mini Power Distribution Board With BEC 5V And 12V For 250 Quadcopter FPV Multicopter (4 builds)
Amazon.com
$9.99

Misc Parts

Electronics-Salon 22AWG UL-1007 Stranded Wire Assortment Kit, 10 Colors: Black Brown Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Purple Gray Wh
Amazon.com
$9.99

Misc Parts

2 x Turnigy™ MX-907E Coreless BB Park Servo 2.5kg / 0.08sec / 20g
Hobbyking.com
$17.44

Misc Parts

LHI XT90 Battery Connector Set for RC Lipo Battery Motor 6 Pairs Yellow ,6 Male Connectors + 6 Female Connectors
Amazon.com
$8.00

Misc Parts

Hobbypark 3ft Black & 3ft Red 12 Gauge 12AWG Silicone Wire Cable Heatproof Soft Flexible For RC Engine Motor Battery Pack ES
Amazon.com
$7.99

Misc Parts

yueton 30Pairs 3.5mm Male Female Banana Plug Bullet Connector Replacements
Amazon.com
$7.99

Misc Parts

Finware 6 Pairs XT60 XT-60 Male Female Bullet Connectors Power Plugs with Heat Shrink for RC Lipo Battery
Amazon.com
$7.49

Misc Parts

25' EACH RED, BLUE, BLACK, YELLOW - 100 ft 16 Ga AWG Primary / Remote Wire Lead
Amazon.com
$11.49

Misc Parts

JawayTool 127 Pieces Assortment Heat Shrink Tube Wire Wrap Kit Electrical Connection Cable Sleeve Tubing Sets With Durable Stora
Amazon.com
See Site
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