All Blog Posts Tagged 'Hexacopter' (20)

Hexacopter producing the highest flag in Saxony Anhalt.

Hi guys,

Hexacopter (own construction) with Pixhawk, APM, in strong crosswinds.

The Copter is established as a flagpole.

Many thanks to Randy for 3.2-rc1 9

The recordings we made just before our Soccer…


Added by Klaus Heinrich on July 15, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments

Hexacopter Build


Two weeks ago I decided take the plunge and build a drone. I'd been watching a heap of videos online, such as the monster drones from alishanmao as well as …


Added by Lach Kilby on April 20, 2014 at 6:30pm — 3 Comments

My Hexacopter v2.0 (yes its another flamewheel)

Hi guys, This is my first blog post. I thought I would share with you my hexacopter. I call it v2.0 because I crashed it after the first build. I believe I had some issues with the compass being interfered with by the integrated PDB.

My specs are as follows:

Flamewheel 550 clone…


Added by Liam Lambkin on January 18, 2014 at 11:18pm — 17 Comments

A flying hexacopter with flexible mounting options

After some years of experimenting with copters and fixed wings there was a need for a flying system with flexible mounting options for different sensors, transmitters and other payloads. It is made of cheap materials, easy to get and easy to repair. The…


Added by Thomas Griesbeck on December 30, 2013 at 4:59am — 7 Comments

Lady GaGa, first wearable hexacopter



Ok now I have seen it "all"... For some reason I were not stunned to see that it was Lady GaGa who made this first.. But here we are.


On their video it looks a bit badly tuned but it flies. Unfortunately video cannot be embedded to Ning so everyone need…


Added by Jani Hirvinen on November 11, 2013 at 3:11am — 45 Comments

PID position Controller for Arducopter with VICON Measurements!

We have developed a PID position controller that can communicate with arducopter via 3DR radio. The position controller is running on the ground computer and transmitting the commands to hexacopter at 50HZ via mavlink protocol. The mavlink packet used during our test flights is "set_roll_pitch_yaw_thrust_send". We have tested the hovering…


Added by Usman Qayyum on August 29, 2013 at 3:30pm — 20 Comments

GEMiNi tiny FPV racing hexrotor

A video of the Shrediquette GEMiNi:

Hi everyone! I just posted this already in the internet somewhere else, but I think it might be worth a blog-post on DIYdrones as well, as it contains some information on motors / propellers / aerodynamics that might be interesting to you guys...:

I spent some time during holidays…


Added by W. Thielicke on July 16, 2013 at 4:30am — 19 Comments

Tarot T810 build log

I have been searching high and low for a good affordable large hexa system, with the main objective to lift 500gr (camera, FPV transmitter, etc) for as long as possible, and have the video stabilized. 

The S800 looked ok, but due to some issues around the boom flexibility and cost, I ditched that idea. The…


Added by Wesley Versfeld on June 18, 2013 at 3:30am — 128 Comments

Demonstration of ArduCopter Autonomous Flight Capabilities

Hi all,

I've made two videos showing the ArduCopter Auto (and RTL in second video) capabilities of ArduCopter.

The first video is a flight with 5 waypoints at varying altitudes and includes AutoLand.

I only did not include Auto Takeoff in these videos but can confirm that also works well. There was limited takeoff space so I took…


Added by Stefan78 on June 3, 2013 at 3:30am — 15 Comments

Flir FPV with Hexacopter


We were trying to find ways to secure (or at least patrol) a crime infested green belt in our area when one of the guys mentioned that it would be great to have a thermal camera on a helicopter to be able to spot these guys and perform some sort of aerial support for the guys on the ground.

Now, being involved in helis…


Added by Wesley Versfeld on June 2, 2013 at 10:00am — 15 Comments

Dropping a Rover from Hexacopter - Part II

As a follow up to an indoor test we did a about a month ago (blog post here), Assistant Professor Nagatani-san of Tohoku University, Izu-san of…


Added by Randy on March 15, 2013 at 12:32am — 14 Comments

Homemade Steadycam Hexacopter (part 2)

Last post I presented this homemade hexacopter. This is primarily a mechanical steadycam style motion compensation/smoothing system, the 2 servos (roll, pitch) engage and act as dampers to reduce oscillation and alter the "home" position to…


Added by Alejandro Martin Pirola on January 18, 2013 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Homemade Steadycam Hexacopter

This is my project, I have been working on it for a couple of months. Is not ready yet and certainly it's not good looking, need more work but here is a video of some features.

Note this is a Steadycam design based on ECILOP ideas. But with a Multiwii board instead of gyros. Multiwii is fixed to the steadycam…


Added by Alejandro Martin Pirola on January 6, 2013 at 7:30pm — 13 Comments

Hexapod Hexacopter

The evolution of Multicopters into fully autonomous systems is progressing at an alarming rate!  

Here we have a Hexacopter with a Hexpod for landing gear - allowing omnidirectional ground and air based movement. I…


Added by Craig Burden on December 18, 2012 at 6:33am — 17 Comments

fly hexacopter with single motor failure?

I know that it is taken as common knowledge that a hexacopter with a single motor failure cannot be flown beyond a controlled crash landing, but this is just plain wrong with our ArduPilot Mega hardware and if we can't do it, it is because of inadequate software.

I have a KK X525 quadcopter which I have flown very successfully for some time with the APM2.

One ESC on it is now progressively failing, continuously reducing power to it's motor after about 2 minutes flight, but all…


Added by Gary McCray on November 15, 2012 at 7:09pm — 22 Comments

New Hexacopter Build


After I Crash my Quadro, its time to build a new Hexacopter, but with much more Payload. ^^

Carbon Frame

290 Watt Motors 840KV

20A ESC Flashed with newst SimonK

12x4 Wood Props

APM 2.0



Added by Silvio on November 4, 2012 at 1:49pm — 11 Comments

Hexacopter APM2 Loiter mode Battery Endurance Test

Testing my fully charged HaiYin 5000mAh 4S 30-40c battery. Almost 17 minutes of mostly Loiter mode flying and a bit of manual flying towards the end. 

Added by weelian soh on August 12, 2012 at 6:44am — 6 Comments

Successful maiden Altitude Hold and Loiter test on first day flying with my Hexacopter

I managed to test the Altitude Hold and Loiter functions of my ArduPilot Mega2 controlled Hexacopter and was pretty impressed with it. There was strong winds initially but when it died down to a breeze I turned on the altitude hold and it seemed to hover with a deviation of around 2m. Then when I turned on the Loiter mode, my hexacopter stayed within a 5m radius…


Added by weelian soh on August 11, 2012 at 3:30am — 3 Comments

Turnigy Talon Hexa airframe CAD model

I am happy to share a CAD model of the Turnigy Talon Hexacopter airframe (available from Hobbyking), to be used for our integration purposes. It can be found here:…


Added by Philippe on August 9, 2012 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Care Free With The DJI WK-M



The DJI WK-M Multi-Rotor controller has had a firmware update over the weekend, the guys at Wookong headquarters added the “Care Free” mode in this latest update…


Added by Martint on January 8, 2012 at 3:00pm — 8 Comments

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