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Hexacopter and (soon) other flying stuff

Sportsvee

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Greetings guys and gals.
Since last Novemberish I have been working on putting a Hexacopter together. Why hex and not quad? I'll get to that.

Basically I wanted to put it together so I could demonstrate real world applications to the powers that be at work instead or just throwing big words and pretty pictures from elsewhere on a proposal and wait for the easy NO that I would probably get.

Soooooo, luckily I have an understanding missus who said "that sounds good, you should do it" so I did. After taking over the dinning table for a while I now have a beast that flys and slap me silly if it doens't actually work :o I was shocked to. And to top it all off it is nice and stable just as I wanted.

So I have finally put my YouTube channel to use and have posted a couple of vids of it up. All going well I will have another up shortly.

Currently it is just the hex, but I will be looking at adding First Person View (FPV) to it so I can fly it without line of sight AND record what the hex sees. That will allow me to start demonstrating the applications I want to prove and then the bosses will go "hey thats great, heres lots of money and build a proper one":rofl:

And why a Hex (6 motors), because if 1 motor fails for any reason it's still saveable whereas a quad (4 motors) it's good night and game over till you repair it.

Oh yeah, heres my YouTube link, enjoy:
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHWk8-8BKAGTBv1Bw0JVrXA
 

Martok

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Nice one. :1thumbup:

As an active Senior you could create an album in the Gallery and show your YouTube videos in that. :)
 

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Now theres half a plan......good thinking 99
Now, about your custom title :wtf:
 

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Started working on some retractable landing gear today.
Machined some "pins" to adapted from 5mm to 8mm so I can connect the legs to the actuators. Now I just have to work out a T join for the feet.

All going well I will put some photos up over the next few days. Really enjoyed using a Lathe today.....might have to find more reasons to use it :think:
 
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