Hexa Arducopter 2.0.42 - My first video and wide field run ever

Proud to post my first blog post yay !


Well ok its only eyecandy, but i hope you'll get a 2min break of what you're doing and a little smile maybe laughing at the noob, hehe ^^ fair enough !


So today i received 2 more lipos so i could finally have a proper longer flight session and could setup some cams to finally do some video recording for post analysis (yeah, to analyse stuff , whatever ill get ^^);


So i got now 2 x4500mah 45c  and 1 x 5000mah 40c   .. circa 30min flight :))


Soldered xt60 connectors to the brand new lipos, recharged and then wiiiizzz !



Beautifull, aerial, Pure joy !

no tests, no experiment, nothing but a delicious manual free run on stabilize, aaahh :)


Well, ok, it didn't end like i wanted, but anyways , was great !!


1 and 3/4 lipo later :



Conclusion : Sharp aggressive jibe + 12" black basic propeller = heavy load, high bending  and probable snap .. lesson learned and ordered straight away 6 epoxy props.


Will retry and see what'll happen ! :D


Any comments on any aspects of all this are welcome !

Until next time, thanks for watching !



Drone specs, flight conditions: 

Arducopter 2.0.42 (stock pids) on Hexacopter 880kv
12" props (black non-epoxy) 4S 4500mah 45C 100% Stabilize mode manual
test flight on 29-09-2011 @Dusk ~6:30pm Conditions : 27c, No wind

Complete flight video rush is here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8Ge8D67AF0

Views: 418

Comment by John Church on September 28, 2011 at 7:59pm

Nice video, Anis. That certainly is some straight eye candy, and I really like your video composition. It's good to see some whizzing around with no intent of proving anything once in awhile. So, thanks for the vid!

Comment by Anis Nielsen on September 28, 2011 at 8:26pm

Thank you John, my buddy and i enjoyed every bit of it !  glad you enjoyed it too :) 

Comment by Jani Hirvinen on October 1, 2011 at 11:08pm

Yeah nice video..


On 2.0.44+ you could try following Stabilize Roll/Pitch values as:


P: 2.5 - 3.0

I: 0.008   (I 0.008 was introduced on 2.0.46)



2nd video looked a hard crash but damage was minimal as expected. We crashed one of our hexa from 35-40 meters and damage was only 2 arms, 1 motor, sonar, 2 batteries and glass lens on GoPro case. Flying weight was 2.5kg and it came straight down due software failure (was testing some of our new features back on 2.0.1x)

Comment by Jani Hirvinen on October 1, 2011 at 11:08pm

Anis btw why don't you use those long landing gears??


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