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  1. So, I am building a hexacopter and I have picked my parts, but not yet ordered them. I am pretty sure this is a good configuration, but I would appreciate any thoughts and/or ideas to improve or tweak it. It is meant to be able to handle medium weight camera and sensor equipment. It will also be used in subzero conditions. It should be able to go long distance with video feed, but I have not made up my mind on what to use for that yet. It should also be able to fly to GPS coordinates automatically. Parts: - S550 hexacopter frame - 2830 1000kv outrunners - Turnigy plush-32 30A w/BEC speed controllers - 10x4.5 propellers - PX4 pixhawk 2.4.8 32bit, ardupilot (gps, osd, 500mw telemetry) - 5000mah 4S 60C battery (might use 2) Total weight with everything listed above & wiring is ca 3000g. It is absolutely not ment to be a racer of any kind. I value stability and flight time. I do plan on 3D printing custom parts and to make protective and aerodynamic casings/covers.
  2. SOUND ON!. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNU_WaCSV8A My latest video taken with my older hexacopter (the FC on the newest had a tantrum...!!! on that day. It is fixed now). The gimbal worked very well, even if at 60-70 metres from the ground the apparently very light wind became something else..... the views are beautiful and the wines produced by the owner, a very good friend of mine, are excellent. Enjoy! I used as a sound track one of my compositions : "Pink grapes"( from my CD "Impressions", Portugal, 1998). It seems to fit as a glove, for some reason. Cheers from Bruno
  3. Hi my name is Iain from the Stonehaven in the North East of Scotland. I initialy bought a used 450 quadcopter a couple of years ago then gave that away and built my own 450 and recently built a 550 Hexacopter using DJI NAZA V2 controller and E300 motors. I have always had a keen interest in Model aircraft from many moons ago and very involved with photography and saw the drones(I must admit I hate that description) as a way to get some different images from different viewpoints. However, I still view myself very much as a newbie as I have not had much flying experience. At the moment i am modifying my Hex to take a 4S battery and fit a new 3D gimbal with a gopro hero 4 black to try some video filming. Always open to new ideas and advice on how to imporve the stability of the camera in flight.