Hey im new to all this, i would like to build a hexacopter with live video that i will be using at my hunting camp to locate deer, the area im covering is about 3.3km x 1km squared. In the past i would go to the local air strip and take a helicopter ride which cost me about $2000 a month so i figured i buy my self a r/c copter.
Anyway i need help because im new, can someone give me some ideas or a parts list to start my project thanks
I just got a talon hex a frame from Hobby King. Love it.
Here is my list:
The controller I use:
what is the flight time? and range?
i need something with about an hour of flight time
If you can get an hour with any useful payload (or an hour with even a bare frame) you will be a superstar. I hate to discourage you, but maybe a fixed-wing is in your future.
If you look at some of the record-holding multicopters you will see high pole count, low kv motors, "special" batteries and large rigid props.
Hey Jason, you like that Hex?
I'm building an Octo based on those parts. I ordered all the arms and aluminum bits, and will just custom cut a center section.
An hours flight time really puts you in fixed wing territory.
I am running 13000mAh to get 24 min on a hex, and that is 1.1kg of battery.
To get an hours flight time in a heavily loaded fixed wing, I run 15000mAh.
In a fixed wing with a lot less equipment you could do that with ease, our take off weight was 9.3kg.