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3689648791?profile=originalPart2 Parts List for Giant DIY Octocopter

I still need to buy batteries 4 6S 25C 16000mah batteries and 16 18x6.5 CF propellers, I don't want to be in the middle of nowhere without spares. I will run 2 6S 16000mah batteries or more.The batteries $370 each propellers $100 per pair from Foxtechfpv.
This is what I have purchased so far and have in my hands after less then 10 days after ordering , I am pleased with the service and delivery I got from all the suppliers.

Qty.             Products                                    Total US Dollars                     
1 ea.     Pixhawk 915MHz Combo                              $219.99
9 ea.     Foxtech motor W5010K KV288                        $648.00
9 ea.     Foxtech Multi-Pal 60A OPTO ESC (Simonk Firmware)   $300.51
6 ea.     25mm Anodized CNC Arm Holder(Red)                  $19.74
2 ea.     3.0mm 3k Carbon Fiber Plate   $200.00
1 ea.     25mm 3k Carbon Fiber Tube(K130 upgrade leg)        $17.00
1 ea.     Tarot new 25mm Motor Mount/Orange                  $24.19
2 ea.     M3x45 12.9-grade Socket Cap Screw                   $4.10
1 ea.     M3x10 12.9-grade Socket Cap Screw                   $1.30                                                                                              
1 ea.     5.8G 600mw 32CH VTXRX         $96.00
1 ea.     Boscam Explorer Plus Full HD FPV Camera            $99.00
20 ea.    14 AWG Silicon Cable Black 10cm                     $6.00
20 ea.    25mm Anodized CNC Arm Holder(Red)                  $65.80
20 ea.    12AWG Silicon Cable Black 10cm                      $8.00
50 ea.    Heat Shrink Tubing(F1.5mm/1m/RED)                   $7.50
40 ea.    Heat Shrink Tubing(F9mm/1m/BLUE)                   $14.00
2 ea.     Amass Adapter Plug XT60 Male Head to T Female Head  $5.98
20 ea.    14 AWG Silicon Cable Red 10cm                       $6.00
20 ea.    25mm Anodized CNC Arm Holder(Blue)                 $65.80
10 ea.    Tarot Suspended Motor Seat Screw Group             $34.90
4 ea.     Amass T Plug                                        $2.00
10 ea.    Heat Shrink Tubing(F9mm/1m/RED)                     $3.50
2 ea.     Amass Adapter Plug XT60 Female Head to T Male Head  $5.98
2 ea.     5.8G RPSMA Clover Antenna TX/RX                    $16.98
80 ea.    16AWG Silicon Cable Red 10cm                       $16.00
6 ea.     Tarot X-series Metal Lock Stud                     $32.94
10 ea.    M3x45 12.9-grade Socket Cap Screw                  $20.50
5 ea.     Amass XT90-S Plug(Anti-spark)                      $19.95
20 ea.    12AWG Silicon Cable Red 10cm                        $8.00
80 ea.    16AWG Silicon Cable Black 10cm                     $16.00
40 ea.    Heat Shrink Tubing(F1.5mm/1m/BLACK)                 $6.00
8 ea.     Hook & Loop Strap(red)                              $7.92

Infinity Hobby
Qty             Product                                      Total
1 x       FrSky X8R 8/16CH Receiver [USX8R_PCB]              $32.00
1 x       FrSky 2.4GHz ACCST Taranis X9D Plus w/o case      $190.00
4 x       25mm 90 degree boom adapter (black) [US10170111]   $98.24
4 ea.     3 k matte twill carbon fiber tube 25x23x650        $82.32
12 ea.    3 k matte twill carbon fiber tube 25x23x550mm     $246.96
2 ea.     Carbon fiber 25mm tube cap                         $20.58
8 ea.     Aluminium Folding Copter 25mm Folding Connector   $258.64

I am too afraid to add it all up.

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3689648757?profile=original  Part 1 .. DIY Giant Octocopter Build designed for Magnetometer Surveying

Here is my first attempt at building an octocopter. I will post images as I build it.

I built a budget 960mm hexacopter in my spare time last year while working for uranium, copper and gold exploration companies in Africa. I made it out of aluminium and it was a dismal failure and freakin heavy. I am building a giant Octocopter, final design will be 1400cm-1300cm motor to motor .. I can decide later down the road.

My ultimate goal is to create a bussiness where I am contracted to Mining Exploration Companies to fly Magnetometer Surveys  ,Lidar and whatever else I can manage to lift safely.

A magnetometer Survey may sound impossible to do "the motors create their own magnetic fields" but I have a lot of experience mounting High End magnetometers "$12000 US each" on everything from a LandRover to 4X4 Quad Bikes. The data is perfect so long as I stick to the rules of collecting Magnetic Data. The distance from sensor remains constant throughout the whole survey, the metal you are wearing and the metal on the quad bike must remain constant throughout the whole survey and the sensor should be as far as feasible from metal or magnetic source.
To be honest if I can do it on a quad bike I can easily do it on a large octocopter. Advantages are the slow speed "or fast", speed dictates how detailed I will survey. Flying 5km taking readings every .2 seconds will yeild very detailed survey data.

The quad bikes survey took 3 months in a desert in Namibia. I had 2 quad bikes, 2 African drivers, 2 magnetometers, 1 base station magnetometer and each quad bike had a spectometer attached to the front.

******************* OFF topic now sorry, back to this build blog*****

I bought 90% of the items from Foxtechfpv "Excellent good fast service and delivery".

I bought CNC items from Infinity Hobby " I like what they sell and will use more of what they offer next time".

I bought my carbon fiber booms and folding arm assembly from brushlessgimbal " I got the parts fast enough but next time I will cut out this middle man"

Part 1 complete .. Next Part 2 .. Parts List

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