Hi there, I'm new to DIY Drones and this is my first post. I'm currently working on building a drone frame. The purpose of it is for aerial photography/cinematography. However, I need a few tips or suggestions as to how I should go about choosing the parts required. Based on the things I want to lift, the total weight of my configuration ended up being 7,262.25g (16.01lbs). I did the normal calculation for the exact amount of thrust needed which came out to 14,524.5g (32.02lbs) and went ahead 50% more for an optimal thrust of 18,155.62g (40.3lbs) to have room for the motors to actually be able to maneuver the craft and whatnot. 

I chose the Quanum Series 5206 320kv motors for this application because I read that if I ran them with 18" propellers, they would be able to reach up to 3300g (7.28lbs) of thrust each. Multiply that by 6 and you have 43lbs of thrust all together. However, I'm not sure how to choose the correct battery for this kind of setup. I need something that will give me a good amount of flight time so I thought that choosing a 6s 10,000 mAh battery would be fine. I chose two of these, specifically the Kypom 6s 35c. If there is a better choice or any suggestion on the battery, that would be highly appreciated as I need some help with that. I'm also running a Pixhawk flight controller along with the telemetry addon and GPS. The gimbal has it's own battery that is separate from the drone. I also went with the Hobby King Blue Series 40A ESC.

If you're curious about the frame I'm making, I will most likely post renders later on this month as I'm still designing it. It's shape is inspired by a Manta Ray and it's 1250mm across due to the 18" propellers. It will be fabricated out of two types of carbon fiber; Blue aramid carbon fiber for the canopy and normal carbon fiber for the arms. The base plates will be fabricated out of carbon fiber with a foam core. The goal is to design something sleek, modern, and functional. Method of production include 3D printing, specifically stereolithographic printing as it offers better accuracy and better raw surface finish.

 

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Dear friends,

I want to make a drone for taking aerial pictures of agricultural fields as a part of my project. From my literature review I found that a hexacopter or octacopter is suitable. Thus I decided to make a hexacopter. The average weight of the hexacopter with the camera is about 2700g to 3000g. Thus I want your help in selecting the suitable components. I am in Eritrea and cannot keep changing the product and do trial and error due to the fact that materials are not available in the country and when imported are very costly, thus cannot afford changing and doing the trial. I am new to the drones and have literally no pilot experience. please help me in selecting the most suitable components.  If you are suggesting any new components other than the ones listed by me, it will be a great help if you can give the link to purchase. This is due to the fact that internet connectivity is very poor here. It will also be a great help if you can sent your suggestions to my email (jojojainkerala@gmail.com)  as gmail opens here very fast compared to the others.

1. Motor

a)       Emax Mt2213 935kv :  https://www.amazon.com/Emax-MT2213-935KV-Brushless-Motor-Multirotor...

b)       GARTT ML 2212 920KV: https://www.amazon.com/GARTT-Brushless-Quadcopter-Hexacopter-Multic...

c)       Toolcool Racerstar Racing Edition 2212 BR2212 980KV: https://www.amazon.com/Toolcool-Racerstar-Brushless-Multirotor-Coun...

d)       EMAX MT-2216 KV810: https://www.amazon.com/MT-2216-KV810-Brushless-Motor-Propeller/dp/B...

e)       iFLY 2216 810KV: https://www.amazon.com/810KV-Brushless-Quadcopter-Multirotor-Racing...

f)        Hobbypower Sunnysky V2216-11 900kv 210w:

g)       https://www.amazon.com/Hobbypower-Sunnysky-V2216-11-Brushless-Multi...

h)       DN SUNNYSKY V2216-11 800KV: https://www.amazon.com/SUNNYSKY-V2216-11-Outrunner-Brushless-Multi-...

i)         DN SUNNYSKY V2216-11 900KV: https://www.amazon.com/SUNNYSKY-V2216-11-Outrunner-Brushless-Multi-...

j)        Hobbypower Sunnysky V2216-12 800KV: https://www.amazon.com/Hobbypower-Sunnysky-V2216-12-Brushless-Multi...

k)       Racerstar Racing Edition 2216 BR2216 810KV: https://www.amazon.com/Quickbuying-Newest-Racerstar-Racing-Brushles...

2. Propeller

a)       1150 Carbon Fiber Propeller: https://www.amazon.com/Eztronics-Corp%C2%AE-Carbon-Propeller-Quadco...

b)       Gemfan 1147 (11x4.7) Propellers by RAYCorp: https://www.amazon.com/Genuine-Gemfan-11x4-7-Propellers-RAYCorp/dp/...

c)       Gemfan 1150 (11x5) Propellers by RAYCorp: https://www.amazon.com/Genuine-Gemfan-Propellers-RAYCorp-Pieces/dp/...

d)       RAYCorp 1147 11x4.7 Propellers: https://www.amazon.com/RAYCorp-11x4-7-Propellers-11-inch-Quadcopter...

3. ESC 30A

a)       30A ESC SimonK Prgramme: https://www.amazon.com/FPVDrone-Brushless-Controller-Quadcopter-Mul...

b)       Hobbypower SimonK 30A ESC: https://www.amazon.com/Hobbypower-SimonK-Brushless-Controller-Quadc...

c)       ARRIS 2-6S 30AMP 30A SimonK firmware: https://www.amazon.com/ARRIS-SimonK-firmware-Brushless-Multicopter/...

4. Flight Controller

DJI Naza-M V2 Flight Controller Newest Version 2.0 with GPS All-in-one Design: https://www.amazon.com/DJI-Naza-M-Flight-Controller-Version/dp/B00D...

5. Frame

Weyland Tarot FY680 3K Pure Carbon Fiber 6 Axis Full Folding Hexacopter 680mm Aircraft Frame Kit TL68B01: https://www.amazon.com/Weyland-Folding-Hexacopter-Aircraft-TL68B01/...

6. Remote control

a)       Sky CT6B 2.4GHz 6ch RC TX_RX Transmitter & Receiver

b)       Flysky FS T6 Transmitter and FS R6B Receiver

7. Battery

2x Masione 11.1V 3000mAh LiPo: https://www.amazon.com/gp/slredirect/picassoRedirect.html/ref=dp_sp...

Joe, hijacking someone else's thread is not good manners, post your own thread in the correct section.

Well this is funny haha

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