For lifting something that size, weight and money, you will be looking at a far bigger investment.
The Motors won't be strong enough, and I doubt the frame rigid enough for lifting such a great payload.
Although, I too am building a Hexa to lift <a DSLR using the Arducopter electronics, i think you will need stronger rc-gear and a bigger/stronger frame!
The team behind AirKraft have a hexa that can carry a DSLR
How hard would it be to put one of these together?
you should look for an okto setup with stronger motors, stronger arms and stronger propellers
the electronic will handle it!
but i mean the 5D is about 800g (without lens which is again >500g -> 1300g in total)
you would need a lot of power to lift that
not to mention, that hexa and okto software is still not released and still in beta
i would not trust in beta software if it lifts 2k$ equipment about 200 meters high
Norf is flying his hexa on the ArduPirates code. Here is a video of his initial flight. I think that the arms of the Arducopter are too light weight for heavy lifting. There are plenty of hexa frame options available or you can DIY.
Woah! They're hot Hai, is that a GoPro mount I see on the Quad frame? How many squillions of dollars would that set up cost do you think?
I think the frame cost me about $600 plus stablised camera mount.
These are very interesting frames Hai. Where are they from?
RC-Carbon.com / Coptersky.com, Sergej and Sasha can help you with details. They are really good looking and design to function with toughness but still light. I chickened out mounting a DSLR and just settled with the small spy.
The only problem is the Sergey is so busy its hard to get parts from him. Been waiting 3 months for battery mount + camera mount