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.


Part List


HobbyKing™ S700 Carbon and Metal Hexacopter Frame with Retractable Landing Gear

Flight Controller

Crazepony Strap and Pixhawk PX4 32 Bit Arm Flight Controller and NEO-M8N GPS and SD Card and Pixhawk Power Module and Buzzer and


7 x Favourite Little Bee 30A 2-6S BLHeli ESC (No BEC)


7 x Turnigy Multistar 3525-850Kv 14Pole Multi-Rotor Outrunner


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

FPV Camera

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

FPV Transmitter

SkyZone FPV 5.8GHz 600mW 32CH A/V Transmitting (TX) Module TS832 RP-SMA


ImmersionRC 5.8GHz Circular Polarized SpiroNet Antenna V2 (RHCP SMA)


FR632 Diversity 5.8GHz 40Ch Auto Scan LCD A/V FPV Receiver (2 builds)


Tenergy TB6-B Balance Charger Discharger 1S-6S Digital Battery Pack Charger for NiMH/NiCD/Li-PO/Li-Fe Packs LCD Hobby Battery Ch


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

Power Distribution

REALACC Mini Power Distribution Board With BEC 5V And 12V For 250 Quadcopter FPV Multicopter (9 builds)

Misc Parts

LHI XT90 Battery Connector Set for RC Lipo Battery Motor 6 Pairs Yellow,6 Male Connectors + 6 Female Connectors

Misc Parts

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

Misc Parts

2 x Turnigy™ MX-907E Coreless BB Park Servo 2.5kg / 0.08sec / 20g

Misc Parts

yueton 30Pairs 3.5mm Male Female Banana Plug Bullet Connector Replacements

Misc Parts

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

Misc Parts

Finware 6 Pairs XT60 XT-60 Male Female Bullet Connectors Power Plugs with Heat Shrink for RC Lipo Battery (2 builds)

Misc Parts

25' Each RED, Blue, Black, Yellow - 100 ft 16 Ga AWG Primary/Remote Wire Lead

Misc Parts

JawayTool 127 Pieces Assortment Heat Shrink Tube Wire Wrap Kit Electrical Connection Cable Sleeve Tubing Sets With Durable Stora
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