After my quad flew itself into the side of my workshop and destroying itself, I decided to go with a hex after having bearing issues with my motors and having a motor lock up in flight. With a hex at least I have a bit more redundancy. My design I am hoping will look quite rugged and enclosed as the Colorado dust gets into everything at a low altitude. So I began the design with the main frame plates and I will go from there as they are the "backbone" to the platform. Here are a couple of pictures of them being machined on my CNC mill. I also have a 3-d printer and use it's prints for castings, I am thinking of printing a pattern for the outriggers to cast in aluminum, I have to weigh in the weight cost though.