swift-hex

Swift Hex – 300mm 3D Printed Hex Frame

Introducing the Swift Hex, a mini sized hexacopter that I designed and 3D printed, specifically for FPV. Its design was inspired by the Blackout Spider Hex, but seeing as it is currently unavailable, I decided to designed and make my own.

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It is exactly 300mm motor to motor. It uses 37mm spacers, just because that is what I had lying around. I decided to use cheap ZMR 1806 motors, along with 5 x 3 props. It has a built-in vibration dampening system with earplug for the top-mounted Mobius Action Cam. 10amp SimonK ESCs and a Naze32 equivalent, the Flip32+ from Witespy power the system.

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The first version was made with 5mm plates, but the second (and final flying version) was made only 3mm thick and the bottom, center and top plates were specifically redesigned for load bearing, stiffness and better looks. It has 2 cameras, the aformentioned Mobius Action Cam wide angle for recording and a PZ0420 Clone for FPV.

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The final version FPV version has the following specs:

– 2450mah Zippy Compact 35C 3S Lipo
– ImmersionRC 600mw Video transmitter and protector
– FrSky DR4-II and Taranis for control
– ZMR 1806 motors
– HQ 5×3 props
– 10a SimonK ESCs
– Flip32+ flight controller

Future plans include adding a GPS and a MinimOSD to the flight controller.

Here’s the video of the maiden FPV flight of the Swift Hex.

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A is for Azusa

After seeing these letter on the side of the foothills all over Southern California, I decided to try to fly close to them via FPV. Here is me second attempt (the first one was B is for Burbank, click here to watch that video). Please excuse the excessive jello and vibes; the CC3D controller isn’t perfectly tuned and I’m using very cheap motors that are hard to balance. Other than that, enjoy!

Equipment used:

3D printed Mini H frame, the Mini Crow (click here for more info)
APC 6 x 4 props
Aoxing 2100 kv motors
600mw 5.8 Immersion RC Video TX
PZ0420 Clone board cam for FPV video
Mobius wide lens for video recording

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