Custom Hex

By QuadMcFly on Jan 12, 2020

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I saw a design somewhat similar to this on YouTube from Quadmovr, and I like the look so I spent a lunch break at work and mocked this up. I cut it on my CNC the next evening and had it in my hand within 36 hours :D Rapid prototyping is awesome! I just finished the build and I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out. I only had 4mm carbon on hand, and the inner arms really need to be at least 5mm, probably 6mm due to the torsional stresses caused by the outer "T" arms. Trying to decide whether it's worth actually producing, as I'm not sure there is any demand for a 5" hex frame. It was a fun diversion though!

Here's the maiden flight:

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Lapino   Dec 07, 2020  
1

I love this design!
Better than quadmovr with regard to battery and cam placement. Can you produce a set? How much would it be with some spares?

QuadMcFly   Dec 07, 2020 

Thanks! I think the design needs some refinement before it gets produced honestly. Inner arms probably need to be 6mm at least and I think I could refine the arm lock plate a bit with the thicker arms. I might see if I can work with a vendor to produce it at some point, but I don't have plans at the moment of making any more of this version.

Lapino   Dec 10, 2020 

Would you mind cutting one for me with spares or you could upload it to armattan for production if that serves you better.
My main purpose of this would be bonkers flying with style - less cinematic with gopro. That's where my 7inch quad comes into play.
But still, if I wanted to, with your design to do both - bonkers as well as cinematic with gopro.
Just shoot me a pm for further details ;)

StickyRice   Jan 13, 2020  
1

This is straight out from a scifi film. Dude i was so amazed on how this thing looks! shes gorgeous!! dude i was watching your flight and i was like "THAT YAWW THOO" and its soo clean and crisp ajflkafjl. I give you respect my good sir

QuadMcFly   Jan 13, 2020 
1

Thanks! Yeah man, the two extra motors on yaw really give it a ton more authority. Pretty fun! Still need to dial in the tune a bit more and get used to how it handles, but I'm pleased!

thumbtwiddler   Jan 13, 2020  
1

dude this is insane! how does it feel in the air?

QuadMcFly   Jan 13, 2020 
1

Pretty good! I just updated the description with the maiden flight video. Handles differently than a quad for sure, still getting used to it.

butcher51   Jan 13, 2020  
2

Niceee, and interesting gopro mount ! :)

QuadMcFly   Jan 13, 2020 
2

Thanks! I've been using it on most of my frames lately, and I'm super happy with how it's turned out. There's actual a 1mm carbon fiber plate on the back the completely covers the back screen. The integrated strap makes it super easy to take on and off as well.

kwadkenstine   Jan 12, 2020  
1

Sooo Coooolll , would be a wiked 7inch, .Easy to convert back to a quad

QuadMcFly   Jan 12, 2020 
2

I actually designed arms for the front that turn it into a deadcat style quad, but haven't cut them yet. It's cool to actually have aframe designed for a toilet tank style battery as well, rather just slapped on a normal design haha.

kwadkenstine   Jan 12, 2020 
1

Mix it up, I also like to think outside the box, we need better materials than carbon plate , to make the best of design,
The tortional rigidity of avaliable (to me ) materials allways stoped me from this aproach or similar , please update when flown , i neeeed to know

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