Just finished my Micro Hexa. Small, not deadly like the big monsters and lifts GoPro and FPV equipment.
Frame: BlueSky RC Micro Hexa
M1822 Motors from Leadershobby (I decided to give them a try. $3.45 is kind of cheap…)
Alternative motors that might work:
Heavier, more expensive, more powerful and high quality: Roxy 2216
Heavier and more powerful but cheaper than the Roxys: Turnigy from HK
Or these on 2S batteries: smaller Turnigy from HK
5x3x3 GWS or gemfan props
10A HobbyKing ESCs flashed with SimonK
Dji Naza FC for now. But I also have OPCC, FF and others.
Turnigy Nano 1300 3S batteries
5A BEC to power the GoPro
FrSky and Futaba 9C
Total Weight: 577 g (645 when I add my FPV equipment)
Rough price estimate:
6 x Motors: $60,-
6 x ESC: $48,-
Cables and connectors: $10,-
Then you need a flight controller. I’m using the rather expensive $240,- Naza. But will fly fine with a much cheaper FC. A rabbit for $90, a Naze32 for $75,- or even a KK for $15,-
Flies 5 minutes on a 1300 mah Turnigy Nano and 8 minutes when I tested it on a 2200 (both tests with the GoPro on board). Will probably get 10 minutes of FPV sight seeing if I remove the GoPro.
The motor mounts didn’t fit, so I had to drill new holes.
And I hate prop savers so I modified the motors to accept collets. The shaft on the motor is 2mm. I simply removed the built in prop saver using brute force…
After balancing the cheap motors and the props I have nice and smooth video and no jello.
Here’s 10 minutes of different clips from my first tests. Raw footage dissolved together. All flying done line of sight: