While still waiting for the TX/RX to arrive,
I started to design and build the HEXA frame for upgrade
each arm is made of 14x14mm 1mm wall square tube,
arm length: 40cm from center, 80cm from motor to motor.
center plate is 16cm dia., two 2mm thick plates.
Also, i have done weight calculations and measurements:
camera mount: 460g
DSLR camera: 950g
electronics (ESC, pilot, servos): ~500g estimated
For a breathtaking scary total of 3930 GRAMS
well, that scared me a bit, i will consider:
-drilling plenty holes in the arms and everywhere i can to take material off
-using a lighter DSLR (can save max 300g)
-using a smaller swivel plate for the camera mount (though the smaller ones have much smaller center hole, thus heavier)
here are a few pics of the construction:
If the motors will allow this and that beast will take off,
i will use a 8000mAh 14.8v battery, it's around 900gr
Still have to think about / order:
- wireless USB solution for connecting the DSLR to ground
-wireless video and cheap tiny camera
- try out HK's 9050 3-blades props if they are better than the jDrones 12x45
-design landing gear
-design a swivel mount for the camera yaw axis
Comments are appreciated !