10 properties shot in under 2 hrs - SteadiDrone H6X


Hey again all, just a quick one. Just come back from a very quick aerial shoot for a local real estate firm, we covered 10 different properties from the air with our SteadiDrone H6X, such a pleasure working with it, fast and effective.


On the SteadiDrone H6X we're running the T-Motor 4008 and a single 5000mah 4S, which gives us very good flight times, but still light and nimble, the 380kv motors spin so slow withthe 14" props, it's ultra quiet and efficient, we were shooting in a residential aera (with a lot of older people) so the losw noise and small size really is very un-obtrusive and hardly noticable. Shooting the Canon S100 + CHDK it's simply a matter of, out the boot, plug in, wait for GPS lock, up, loiter, snap snap snap, land, next property!


Having loiter in manual alt mode is great as once you're up you can stick on the goggles, frame the shot and lift or drop the drone depending on what you need to capture, could not be easier. Now again, yes the SteadiDrone is a really nice piece of kit (comes full RTF with EVERYTHING!) (yes I own SteadiDrone) but as I've said many times before, APM is our backbone, and from the very begining when we started out, I still, to this day do not undrstand why people are using anything else, it's affordable, simple, easy to use and get into the setting code (try YS-X6!!! omw..) It's VERY reliable and handles slow spinning motors with big props (try this on DJI..) The code has come of age and I still think it's by far the best FC out there, thanks again to all the devs who make this wonderful piece of hardware/software work.


Here's a quick shot of the SteadiDrone H6X (more info at http://www.steadidrone.com/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&view=productdetails&virtuemart_product_id=2&virtuemart_category_id=1)

and also two shots from the shoot this morning.



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  • Hey Scott, yes we can do a custom kti for you no problem. Feel free to pop us a mail with what you need.

  • Hi Duran, live been checking out your hexa setup. I'm in the market for buying a pro level rig. Do you offer any customizations? I don't need a ground station/goggles, or transmitter.
  • Mark, position hold is loiter withou the Alt hold, makes it much better for keeping the drone in place but still being able to move up and down quickly when required :)

    Yip, Sunny South Africa, Knysna, Garden Route :)

  • Moderator

    Duran, what's the difference between position hold and loiter?

    Also, are these in S. Africa?  It's a beautiful place!  Great job on the AP.

  • share those aerials poeple, and tell about the setup!

  • Thansk Randy, here's another two quick shots done this morning, took about 5mins to setup and shoot.

    3692552455?profile=original3692552476?profile=originalI find using position hold ration than loite far better for AP, I can easily, and quickly move up and down to frame the shot, saves time.

  • Developer

    That's a really nice looking system.  Very tempting actually.

  • Well done ;)

    Just a question, how do you get 20-25 minutes with a single 5000mha Lipo?, I have built a hexa with similar characteristics as yours, same weight,14" props, same motors but the 600kv version, and with 2x 3300mha Lipos i hardly get 8~9 minutes :(

  • nice thing with the navigators is they all ship with multiple prop mounts that will fit any prop out there at the moment is seems like most of the bigger CF props are all DJI type with the 2 screws either side of the shaft hole.....

    ordering some next week to test ...should be good....

  • I just saw where they updated their specs for the MT4008 to the 380kV.  When I placed my last order of MT4008 motors all they had were the 600kV.  I will request some 380 next order.  I'm preferential to the MT4006 740kV for my current builds, but I want to go bigger.  Got most of the parts for my next heavy lift Y6.  

    I have been wanting to try the navigator series since they come out.  I think I will order a set of four to try them out. Tiger Motor has come a long way in their product development since I started using them.  Drones just keep getting funner and funner to build:)

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