Next Frame. Hexa or X8???????

Hi Guys it has come time to get a new frame as my old quad one is getting cramped and the weight with camera and FPV equipment is realy hindering stability.

So my question to you, I like the Xaircraft Hexa frame and the Xaircraft  X8 frame but I can not decide which one would provide the best stabillity for aerial video.  The main thing that I like about the X8 frame is that it can be folded for transport, 

Please share your thoughts.

http://www.goodluckbuy.com/xaircraft-diy-hexa-cf-carbon-fiber-frame-for-multicopter-flight.html

 

http://www.goodluckbuy.com/xaircraft-x650-v-quadcopter-carbon-fibre-folding-frame-special-for-photography.html

 

Regards Pete

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  • I just built an XAircraft hexa.  You can see it here.

    http://diydrones.com/forum/topics/back-in-the-air

    I would think the hexa would be more stable than only 4 points of lift.

    Couple of things-

    First, the XAircraft hexa had a little shorter arms than the jDrones hexa I had, by about 2.5 inches.  Also, the blade size maximum is 10" because of the shorter arms, so I can't try 12", even if I wanted to. 

    Second, I wouldn't buy from goodluckguys unless there was a compelling reason to.  A lot of people have had trouble getting what they ask for with them.  Go to http://www.dronesvision.com/quadcopters?sort=pricedesc, plus it's cheaper by about $80. I bought mine from Dronevision (in Taiwan) and literally had it delivered to me in California in less than 48 hrs. 

    I think you are good with either of them.  Carbon Fiber center sections and rods, tuff plastic arms with very nice brass thread insertions.  The dimensional accuracy was within .005" hole to hole, hex head metal screws and some plastic screws.  Realy solidly built frames.

     

     

  • Pete, I have a Monster HEXA that uses the (SIX)OS 750 motors with 60 AMP ESC, I use the Wookong system for this 

    and of course its incredibly stable.

    I am builing a new quad that will fit inbetween that monster and a regular 550, The fram is a 675 from innova8tive (scorpion distributer)  I am building this because I wanted to use the scorpion motors. I have used every kind of motor before but scorpions. So I am using the 30 mm series II motor with the scorpion 30AMP ESCs. I think that frame would give you the real estate your after. Then you can use whatever system you want. ardu or even a NAZA controller.

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