Decided to write up about my experience in building my lastest multicopter, a 3dr hexa. The lessons learned from the exercise include
I should thank the 3dr folks again for the awesome work they have done. The build was straight forward, the only challenge was that once i opened the box, and laid out the contents, I realised that some nuts and spacers were missing. This lead to my next lesson, given i had promised myself to take the hexa for test flight next day, my choices were limited, cannibalise an already assembled 3dr quadcopter and hexacopter ( from quadframe) or not to build. So I decided to proceed and strip my 3dr (from fully build to mere frame and bits missing) and took my (qaudframe) hexa to parts.
The next one to make my mind up on which flightcontroller to choose. I had a choice of six in front of me, mk,uavp, st32, APM1.4, hoverfly and APM2.Again, this goes back to lesson number 3, the later in the night the hazier your brain becomes. Finally i decided to go for the APM2. The final result of this build defenitely shows the signs of non functioning brain.