copperhead

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.

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Part List

Frame

S550 Hexcopter Frame Kit With Integrated PCB 550mm (Black)
Hobbyking.com
$36.92

Flight Controller

DJI Naza-M V2 Multi-Rotor Flight Controller GPS Combo
Hobbyking.com
$159.00

ESCs

6PCS ARRIS 2-6S 30AMP 30A SimonK firmware OPT Brushless ESC for RC Quad Multicopter
Amazon.com
$69.98

Motors

2 x 2 Pair EMAX MT2216 KV810 CW CCW Brushless Motor (4 pcs) plus Props 8 pcs Combo
Ebay.com
$119.52

Propellers

2 x Waterwood 1047 10X4.7 Inch Carbon Fiber CW/CCW Blade Props Blade for QuadCoptor 2 Pairs Quadcopter Propeller 10X4.7 (3 builds)
Amazon.com
$12.78

FPV Transmitter

F11800 FPV 5.8ghz 5.8G 600mW Audio Video AV Transmitter for Gopro Hero3 Mobius80
Ebay.com
$30.59

Receiver

Futaba R2008SB 8-Channel 2.4GHz S-FHSS Receiver (7 builds)
Amazon.com
$69.99

Batteries

Multistar High Capacity 10000mAh 4S 10C Multi-Rotor Lipo Pack XT90 (3 builds)
Hobbyking.com
$47.64

Radio

FrSky ACCST Taranis Q X7 2.4GHz 16CH Mode 2 Transmitter Blue Orange for RC FPV Racing Drone (200 builds)
Banggood.com
$116.15

HD Camera

Caddx Turtle V2 Mini/Micro FPV Camera / HD DVR 1080P 60 FPS Recorder - Choose Your Color (51 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$64.99

HD Camera

Adorama
Adorama.com
$54.99

HD Camera

GoPro Hero5 Session (197 builds)
Amazon.com
$305.57

HD Camera

GoPro HERO5 Session (197 builds)
Getfpv.com
$199.99

HD Camera

Quelima SQ12 Mini 1080P FHD DVR Camera 155 Degree FOV Loop-cycle Recording Night Vision (8 builds)
Banggood.com
$16.47

Misc Parts

Spy Tec GIT2 Action Camera - Standard Edition
Amazon.com
$89.95

Misc Parts

2x 1.5W Super Bright LED Lights RC Night Flight for QAV250 ZMR250 280 Quadcopte
Ebay.com
$6.59

Misc Parts

Zhiyun ZI-Tiny2 Tiny2 3 Axis Brushless Gimbal Stabilizer For GoPro Xiaomi Yi SJ4000 (4 builds)
Banggood.com
$219.99
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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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