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Old 10-14-2014, 11:51 AM   #1
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This is a unique kit in that it is one of the first mass produced kit to have integrated ESCs and BEC.
It is a 350 size hexacopter class.


I've elected to use 6" props but you can fit larger props with appropriate motors choice.
I've chosen to use T-motor style blades and mount to reduce inertia weight and allow faster response from the motors.

Mounting the motor to the arm.

Base plate
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Old 10-14-2014, 11:52 AM   #2
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Mounting plastic stand offs.

Mounting of Flight controller dampened plate.

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Old 10-14-2014, 11:53 AM   #3
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Preparing ESCs for soldering.

Soldering motor wires

Wiring of Flight controller

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Attachment of RC Rx and VTx

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Maiden video.
Hard to film and fly at the same time with the iPhone attached to the controller.
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Old 10-14-2014, 03:37 PM   #8
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I just got mine, but havent put it together yet. I have 2204 tiger 2300kv motors for this.

couple of questions.

1. I noticed that these motors take 3mm screws to mount them so are the holes in the arms drilled to fit 3mm?

2. What/where does the batts go?

3. how do you know which motors are which? I mean, where is motor/esc 1, 2, 3 etc?

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Old 10-14-2014, 04:56 PM   #9
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That thing looks too neat... I guess I better sell some helicopters to make more room in my den
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Old 10-14-2014, 05:08 PM   #10
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Thanks for all the detailed pictures, great job!
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Old 10-14-2014, 05:26 PM   #11
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I just got mine, but havent put it together yet. I have 2204 tiger 2300kv motors for this.



couple of questions.



1. I noticed that these motors take 3mm screws to mount them so are the holes in the arms drilled to fit 3mm?



2. What/where does the batts go?



3. how do you know which motors are which? I mean, where is motor/esc 1, 2, 3 etc?



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1. Yes
2. Either on bottom of base plate or on top.
3. Follow this diagram for motor layout.
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Does the kit come with that rainbow looking cable?
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Does the kit come with that rainbow looking cable?

No, that's my custom cable.
You also won't get the dampened FC mount either.
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Ok got the frame. Some things I'm not happy with.

The arms are not meant to have 3mm screws to mount the motor. They are for 2.5. I have tiger 2204 2300 kv motor and these come with 3mm holes. Also the center hole on the arms to attach the motors are too small for this motor. The e clip that holds the shaft of the motors is too large. I have to enlarge it. More work.

Comes with no instructions.

So where which one is motor 1-6?
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Ok got the frame. Some things I'm not happy with.



The arms are not meant to have 3mm screws to mount the motor. They are for 2.5. I have tiger 2204 2300 kv motor and these come with 3mm holes. Also the center hole on the arms to attach the motors are too small for this motor. The e clip that holds the shaft of the motors is too large. I have to enlarge it. More work.



Comes with no instructions.



So where which one is motor 1-6?

Overlay this top diagram on top of your Hex and that's the layout.

Boring out a hole is not that hard with a drill.
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These stepper drill bits are the best for boring out the motor bearing hole in carbon fiber arms.

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...8LShoCuLzw_wcB
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Thanks for the reply guys.

But what I was really asking was there is no servo leads that comes out of the esc"s so how do I know which esc is for what Motor?
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Thanks for the reply guys.



But what I was really asking was there is no servo leads that comes out of the esc"s so how do I know which esc is for what Motor?

The ESCs are in the same layout as the arms.
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Size comparison of the 350 class with 5" props to a 450 class on 11" props.
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How do you calibrate the esc?
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