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dtbaker Volunteer moderator says

Hey guys,

Anyone here on the marketplace built their own quad/hex helicopter?
I’ve almost got all the parts for mine, waiting on a few more deliveries and then I can start construction. yay!

This is what a hexacopter looks like flying: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lg2RtLyxxwo

Thanks envato buyers for funding this little hobby! :P There will be an envato sticker placed on it :) It’s great motivation to finish work & support tickets so I can play after hours.

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andrenavarre says

Wow! What a beast! Congrats on picking up such a fun hobby. Would love to get my hands on a tutorial to build one of these! I would mount it with cameras like the AR drone :)

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Pricop says

That looks really heavy and powerful, what’s the max. alt. he can get? Looks like a good toy dangerous toy, you can even cut your lawn with it B-).

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SyamilMJ says

Probably need a pair of a good earmuff to go with that as well. That’s one loud machine! ;)

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contrastblack Staff says

Awesome choice. I’ve never built them, but I had a chance to fly several copters, ranging from simple toys up to multi-gyro hex copters. Did you also think about adding a GOPRO ? one of the main advantages of multi-propeller systems is their stability and capacity to carry minor loads (such as the gopro cam :D ) and of course their max altitude! Good luck with the build mate, and don’t shy away from posting some updates on it :) p.s: buy a second and third battery, if you haven’t already! it’s a must if you intend to use it for proper training sessions longer than 10-15 minutes. Nothing sucks more than having the time, going on a nice isolated spot, and after 10 minutes of joy, having to drive back because the battery is dead and you don’t have a loaded spare on you :D

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Alexlasek says

wow that`s awesome man ! Don`t forget to post a photo when finished

cheers and have fun man!

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DoubleX says
How much did it cost you? I’ve been checking these quad/hexa/octo-copters for a year and I’d love to get myself one of these, there are also camcorder mounts on these things and I’d love to attach mine and try some shooting. For example these beasts can fly with RED or Canon Mark cameras as well. But in my town it’s pretty expensive, quadcopter XL = 4399,99€, hexacopter XL / octocopter XL = 5119,99€. But I’m sure I’ll buy one of these. Also if you are interested in this you HAVE to check these two videos :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgy_Thv4giY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYli6VhK0EU
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CyberShot says

I have been flying rc copters for a short time myself and they are very difficult to fly. Recently I went down to a local airport and actually got to fly a real helicopter. I was surprised by how much easier it was to fly. Much more stable. It was a lot of fun. Here is the chopper I am flying currently http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_r7TfOq98k it is called the “blade SR” it has an identical big brother the blade 450x http://www.horizonhobby.com/products/blade-450-x-bnf-BLH4380 This is the one I bought my dad for christmas

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dtbaker Volunteer moderator says

Here’s two videos from my scratch built hexa:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGBFGNwv-x4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnDa1Yt_AB0

still learning how to control the beast!

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Australia says

I gotta get me one of them ! Excellent Dave

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