Hippo - 5inch hexacopter

By butcher51 on Nov 12, 2019

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I always wanted to build a 5 inch hexacopter because why not? :) It's the first version, could be better but to first try I very happy with it. The arms are the cheapest 6mm arms what I found, the center parts are custom cutted carbon plates. The camera, antenna, esc mounts, and the arm holders between the carbon plates are 3d printed pla parts. The dry weight is 655 gram, with an 1300mha 6s battery it flies about 3.5-4 minutes. I really live it with the betaflight 4.1 with rpm filter. I hope you will like it.

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BirdbrainRC   Nov 13, 2019  
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I absolutely love the square-ness of the body, as a whole it looks brilliant! Always fun seeing a hex, makes me want to design one myself.

StickyRice   Nov 13, 2019  
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wowww ive only see very few TOP MOUNTED hexacopters!! whats it like...is it better than bottom mount?

butcher51   Nov 13, 2019 

The problem was the middle arms, it would have been complicated to fit the battery straps, and I didn't want another carbon layer just for that. Btw I prefer the bottom mounted batteries, I think it's better for handling.

HK-AERIAL VTOL   Nov 12, 2019  
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I am super glad to hear BF4 works well for you on a 6 rotor! Mad props for building your own!

Jayembee67   Nov 12, 2019  
2

This is fantastic. And the most angular build I have ever seen! :-) Can it carry a GoPro or similar?

butcher51   Nov 12, 2019 
1

Thank you! :D Yes this is the plan but I haven't designed it yet. It has enought space between the props to fit a hero7-8 :)

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