Arducopter HEX with round arm replacement, UPDATE: It Flies!!

In my last post, I mentioned that I was working on replacing the square aluminum arms with round carbon fiber ones.  I am back to say that it works!

I was having a little trouble with the PDB, but I finally figured out how to get all of the cabling into the body without leaving cable spilling out everywhere.

Here she is sitting atop her regular landing gear.  I just went out and made a few short test flights to check that everything was okay.  Now, it might be my imagination, but I feel that the HEX is more stable with the increased arm length and maybe eve a little less noisy?

And now I am going to get to work on making this camera rig that just arrived fit.

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Comment by Gary McCray on July 21, 2013 at 8:41pm

Really Nice job Sean,

But I can't help noticing that the parts cost considerably more than buying an entire Talon V frame.

The motor mounts alone are listed at $10.00 each and the whole frame is only $80.00.

Looks like it would be a lot cheaper to just buy the frame and throw away the center plates.


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