By UnderDawg on Feb 22, 2017

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I love the sound of a hex in the morning!! I started out building aerial platforms and this is one of my first.


Part List


S550 Hexcopter Frame Kit With Integrated PCB 550mm (Black)

Flight Controller

DJI Naza-M V2 Multi-Rotor Flight Controller GPS Combo


6PCS ARRIS 2-6S 30AMP 30A SimonK firmware OPT Brushless ESC for RC Quad Multicopter


2 x 2 Pair EMAX MT2216 KV810 CW CCW Brushless Motor (4 pcs) plus Props 8 pcs Combo


2 x Waterwood 1047 10X4.7 Inch Carbon Fiber CW/CCW Blade Props Blade for QuadCoptor 2 Pairs Quadcopter Propeller 10X4.7 (3 builds)

FPV Transmitter

F11800 FPV 5.8ghz 5.8G 600mW Audio Video AV Transmitter for Gopro Hero3 Mobius80


Futaba R2008SB 8-Channel 2.4GHz S-FHSS Receiver (7 builds)


Multistar High Capacity 10000mAh 4S 10C Multi-Rotor Lipo Pack XT90 (3 builds)


FrSky ACCST Taranis Q X7 2.4GHz 16CH Mode 2 Transmitter Blue Orange for RC FPV Racing Drone (200 builds)

HD Camera

Caddx Turtle V2 Mini/Micro FPV Camera / HD DVR 1080P 60 FPS Recorder - Choose Your Color (51 builds)

HD Camera


HD Camera

GoPro Hero5 Session (197 builds)

HD Camera

GoPro HERO5 Session (197 builds)

HD Camera

Quelima SQ12 Mini 1080P FHD DVR Camera 155 Degree FOV Loop-cycle Recording Night Vision (8 builds)

Misc Parts

Spy Tec GIT2 Action Camera - Standard Edition

Misc Parts

2x 1.5W Super Bright LED Lights RC Night Flight for QAV250 ZMR250 280 Quadcopte

Misc Parts

Zhiyun ZI-Tiny2 Tiny2 3 Axis Brushless Gimbal Stabilizer For GoPro Xiaomi Yi SJ4000 (4 builds)
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UnderDawg   Feb 23, 2017  

Whiffles   Feb 22, 2017  

Good choice on the gimbal. I tried a cheap GLB gimbal when I was into AP and it was a nightmare to tune. It seemed at the time the Tiny2 was the best upgrade. I never did continue and moved onto smaller quads though. Got any footage from this rig?

UnderDawg   Feb 22, 2017 

Whiffles, the Tiny2 is a great gimbal, It's to bad Zhiyun decided not to support it anymore.
The only footage I have is of some early testing with cheap unbalanced props.
I'm not gonna say that I've moved on, but I am taking a break from the big rigs.

Whiffles   Feb 22, 2017 

My break turned into months then I eventually just sold off all my AP gear. It was enjoyable to build, but I just wasn't flying it anymore. I'm happy to have the spare bench space now!

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