10 properties shot in under 2 hrs - SteadiDrone H6X

Hey again all, just a quick one. Just come back from a very quick aerial shoot for a local real estate firm, we covered 10 different properties from the air with our SteadiDrone H6X, such a pleasure working with it, fast and effective.

 

On the SteadiDrone H6X we're running the T-Motor 4008 and a single 5000mah 4S, which gives us very good flight times, but still light and nimble, the 380kv motors spin so slow withthe 14" props, it's ultra quiet and efficient, we were shooting in a residential aera (with a lot of older people) so the losw noise and small size really is very un-obtrusive and hardly noticable. Shooting the Canon S100 + CHDK it's simply a matter of, out the boot, plug in, wait for GPS lock, up, loiter, snap snap snap, land, next property!

 

Having loiter in manual alt mode is great as once you're up you can stick on the goggles, frame the shot and lift or drop the drone depending on what you need to capture, could not be easier. Now again, yes the SteadiDrone is a really nice piece of kit (comes full RTF with EVERYTHING!) (yes I own SteadiDrone) but as I've said many times before, APM is our backbone, and from the very begining when we started out, I still, to this day do not undrstand why people are using anything else, it's affordable, simple, easy to use and get into the setting code (try YS-X6!!! omw..) It's VERY reliable and handles slow spinning motors with big props (try this on DJI..) The code has come of age and I still think it's by far the best FC out there, thanks again to all the devs who make this wonderful piece of hardware/software work.

 

Here's a quick shot of the SteadiDrone H6X (more info at http://www.steadidrone.com/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&view...)

and also two shots from the shoot this morning.

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Comment by Duran - SteadiDrone on November 22, 2012 at 6:44am

SteadiDrone QU4D, packed and read for shipping in the included PeliStorm case :)

Comment by Hein du Plessis on November 22, 2012 at 7:00am

The dream achieved, well done.

Comment by Paul on November 22, 2012 at 7:43am

Very nice!

Comment by Todd Hill on November 22, 2012 at 8:13am

Isn't the MT4008 600kV, or are those a custom kV?    

Comment by Duran - SteadiDrone on November 22, 2012 at 8:46am

Nope these are 380kv and running 14" APC on the H6X runnign 30A and 5000mah 4S, it's sooooo smooth and quiet and will get up to 20-25min on a single lipo

Comment by Todd Hill on November 22, 2012 at 9:05am

I sell T-Motors and all the 4008 motors I have are 600kV.  Interesting.  I will have to get in touch with Julia at Tiger Motor and inquire about these.  The lowest kV I've got in the T-Motor is 400kV.  Be worth trying.  

Comment by Duran - SteadiDrone on November 22, 2012 at 9:35am

As with many of their motors, they make this one in 600 and 380kv. The lower / bigger props, the better. Keep in mind that the lower kv, slower spinning, bigger props require a really good quality airframe and stability setup, it's not as 'nippy' as smaller props, higher kv, but far better for smooth aerial AP and flight times.

Comment by Todd Hill on November 22, 2012 at 10:15am

I've been using lower kV motors for the last couple of years now.  Far better performance for AP.  The lower kV motors generally have a broader voltage range, which makes adjusting for wind conditions a little easier.  Its easier to change battery, prop and PIDs' than motors.  

Comment by theo van niekerk on November 22, 2012 at 11:16am

hi Tod, i sell the tiger motors in NZ the 380kv was added about 3 months ago bu supply has been very limited.  i actually got a set of 8 in the other day have not had a chance to put them on a machine yet.  

im sure you have seen the new Navigator series.   in there they have a 4012 that is right down to 340 kv and looks awesome specs on the site indicate  that they will do 810 g of thrust at 3.2 amps at 50% throttle that almost 5 kg of lift and only drawing 18 amps on a hex. 

Comment by Todd Hill on November 22, 2012 at 11:37am

I just saw where they updated their specs for the MT4008 to the 380kV.  When I placed my last order of MT4008 motors all they had were the 600kV.  I will request some 380 next order.  I'm preferential to the MT4006 740kV for my current builds, but I want to go bigger.  Got most of the parts for my next heavy lift Y6.  

I have been wanting to try the navigator series since they come out.  I think I will order a set of four to try them out. Tiger Motor has come a long way in their product development since I started using them.  Drones just keep getting funner and funner to build:)

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