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Custom Hexacopter

Started Nov 4, 2015 0 Replies

The time has come for me to part with my custom built hexacopter. This has been so much fun over the last couple years, but with a young child at home I just don't have the time anymore. I have well…Continue

Unable to arm hexa

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Adams May 10, 2012. 18 Replies

I recently updated my 9x to er9x. Ever since doing so I am unable to arm my copter. I've run the radio calibration and it's picking up all my inputs just fine. Everything on the radio end seems to…Continue

Drive Stepper Motor via RC

Started this discussion. Last reply by J Smith Apr 30, 2015. 2 Replies

I am trying to figure out a way to drive stepper motors via my RC Rx. I have been looking at Pololu stepper motor drivers but have gotten nowhere. Has anyone done this before? I just need a place to…Continue

Another Hexacopter Build

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Adams Jun 21, 2012. 2 Replies

I started off small with a custom built quad and got the hang of flying multicopters...This just fueled the fire. After doing much research, attempting to build everything from scratch and failing, I…Continue


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About Me:
I'm an engineer and love anything mechanical or electrical! I try not to redesign the wheel when I create things, but give it my own unique twist...oh ya, GO HOKIES!!
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
Copters and eventually Fixed wing.

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My Custom Arducopter Frame - Part 2

Posted on September 12, 2011 at 3:49pm 9 Comments

Here is the laser cut acrylic mocked up...the laser doesn't do well with G10 so I had to find someone that would cut it for me until I build my own router. 


Here is the main plate with the carrier boards. I have the vibration mounts(black things) supporting the carrier boards. The APM is mounted on top of the first carrier board with the Xbee on the very top. …


My Custom Arducopter Frame

Posted on September 9, 2011 at 7:30am 6 Comments

After a long arduous process of getting my copter up in the air, it finally flies. I was happy with it for a week or so but am now unhappy with the CD Case body/frame that I'm currently sporting. So I decided to design a frame that was perfect for my needs.


I did all the work in AutoCAD(sorry about the colors). It's a mashup of my own design and the official Arducopter design, among others.


First up I have a Quad & Hexa version. These main plates (as I…


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