Hexa/octo copter help

I'm trying to build a new multicopter for AP work, I'm thinking mostly videos but maybe pictures as well. I have some RC flying experience with my 480 heli but it can't do that things that a hex can. Here are my guidelines.

It should be able to carry a Cannon 60D (1.6 lbs.) and be stable with it.

I'm going to use Arducopter with hardware 2.0.

Basically I need help finding bodies that are suitable, I need help finding the most efficient prop/motor combo and where to buy then in the U.S.

I'd like to achieve at least 30 minute flight times with a GoPro but also be able to carry the 60D.

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  • How many watts are your motors? I'm not sure if these are any good 

    http://www.bphobbies.com/view.asp?id=V450327&pid=B2632605

    but they look super efficient >75% at 5-15 amps, it says they can make about 30 oz of lift at 15 amps so I think most of the time they would be the butter zone but I'm not sure if I need more power than that? Does your rig have a camera? If it doesn't I assume mine would weight almost 4 Kg with the Cannon at that rate I need about 23.5 oz of lift per prop. They also have more powerful versions

    http://www.bphobbies.com/view.asp?id=V450327&pid=D1748439

    http://www.bphobbies.com/view.asp?id=V450327&pid=D1748438

    BPH - Cheetah A2217-9 Brushless Outrunner Motor
    Central New Jersey supplier of radio control models, parts, and accessories. Retail and wholesale to US and Canada.
  • 30 mins of flight time is going to be tough for a heavy lifter.  I have a hexa with 880KV motor running in 3s with 10" prop.  Powered by 2x 8400mAh Lipo, I get only 15 minutes of flight time with the total weight of 3.3Kg.

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