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 (254 builds)

HD Camera

GoPro Hero5 Session (300 builds)

HD Camera


HD Camera

Caddx Turtle V2 Micro FPV Camera / 20x20 1080P 60 FPS HD DVR - Black (54 builds)

HD Camera

GoPro HERO5 Session (300 builds)

HD Camera

Quelima SQ12 Mini 1080P FHD DVR Camera 155 Degree FOV Loop-cycle Recording Night Vision (7 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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