S500 build with PixHawk

By Casey on Aug 03, 2015

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Build will be for aerial photography & videography
It's finally done!
Have to work on the jello issue in the video.
Here's a link to the build video:


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Whiffles   Aug 19, 2015  

Have you decided to build this out or is it still a proposal?

JosephKing   Aug 19, 2015 

Still thinking about what I want to do with it. I'm going to switch it to a s550.

Whiffles   Aug 19, 2015 

Any particular reason you're opting for a hex?

Casey   Aug 30, 2015 

Build is finished.
Hex? Decided to build quad due mainly to the price of the additional motors/esc's

Casey   Aug 28, 2015  

Whiffles   Aug 28, 2015 

Looks like I need to start parsing youtu.be links for embeds. Thank you!

JosephKing   Aug 08, 2015  

Very good idea with a proposed build.. I'm going to do the same tomorrow.

Whiffles   Aug 09, 2015 

I was considering adding a designation for proposed builds vs completed builds. It might be helpful to separate them out.

JosephKing   Aug 08, 2015  

I am using Sunnysky x2216 II 880kv motors on my s500. They work perfectly.

Whiffles   Aug 03, 2015  

Yes, the SunnySkys would be a better choice. Also, I'd go with a Pixhawk Lite from Goodluckbuy. You can buy a cheap APM 2.6 kit from eBay for the other parts. Then you'll come out ahead with a spare APM FC and save money. You could even sell the spare APM FC on RCGroups for $30-$35 and you'll spend about $110 for essentially what you'd get for $190+shipping.

johnslims   Aug 03, 2015  

Go with the sunny skys you posted with 1255 carbons with 4S

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