The H550 V1 is a well thought out 550mm hexcopter frame built from quality materials. The main frame is glass fiber while the arms are constructed from ultra durable polyamide nylon.
Assembly is a breeze with pre-threaded brass sleeves for all of the frame bolts, so no lock-nuts are required. It utilizes one size of bolt for the entire build, making the hardware very easy to keep in order and only requiring one size of hex wrench to assemble.
The added lift capacity of a hex configuration makes this frame ideal for carrying larger payloads such as camera systems and other electronic components. This makes for an exceptional camera rig or simply a very agile and powerful multi-rotor frame for aerobatics!
The H550 also features colored arms (3 white and 3 red) which are great for orientation. It helps to keep you flying the right direction without the need for different colored props.
We offer a full line of multi-rotor electronics such as multi-rotor control board, ESC & motors. It has never been easier or more affordable to get a quad in the air!
Features: Built from quality glass fiber and polyamide nylon. Pre-threaded brass sleeves for all of the frame bolts. Colored arms for orientation to keep you flying in the right direction. Large mounting tabs on main frame bottom plate for easy camera mounting. Ideal for carrying larger payloads such as camera systems and other electronic components. Easy assembly.
Specs: Width: 550mm Height: 55mm Weight: 460g (w/out electronics) Motor Mount Bolt Holes: 16/19mm
Required: 6 x 28mm 1000~1200kv (or similar size/kv) 6 x 15~25 Amp ESC 6 x 8x4~10x4.5 Prop (3CW & 3CCW) 1 x HobbyKing Multi-Rotor Control Board 1 x 2200~3000mAh 3s 11.1v Lipoly Battery
thanks, I realize that. I ended up needing 8mm M3 screws to mount the motors directly to the arms. The mounting screws that come with the motors are only about 5mm and don't stick through the arms enough to mount the motors.
Looks like a lower end FlameWheel Clone, doesn't have the PC board base, I real like that because its far neater than having all the wires flopping around, I don't mind soldering when needed. You could buy the PC base plate from other sites if you wanted it. I have a clone F450 and I'm very happy with it, very tough.
Yep, the original KK board was just gyros and I think you can now get it for $15. HK recently posted on their Facebook page a picture of their next controller board dubbed the "KK2". There's a thread on RC Groups about it - just search "KK2". Based on a rough analysis, it seems the board might be running an STM32 chip with multiple sensors including gyros and accelerometers. It also has an integrated LCD screen with several buttons for programming certain configurations - like Quad X and Quad . Anthony Hand said it would be released pretty soon.
460 grams for this frame is heavy, my Hexa 700mm frame weights 320 grams.
Bought this before I knew the V2 was going on the market. Not too worried tho as this is good value and ok if you know how to wire it up. Arms are stong and all hardware provided to assemble. Even the allen key. Put it together in my lunch break in 20 mins.
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I bought this frame as a throwaway. It took under an hour to leisurely assemble with all electronics. I used 750kv motors, 30A ESCs, 10x4.5 propellers, Flycam Blackboard II with GPS and a 4s 5000mAh lipo.
The holes in the plates are not lined up with the holes in the arms but they are only off by a few hairs. Wiggling the arms a bit while threading the screws in helps to make them fit. The M3 hardware included are not the lengths that the included instructions claim them to be but they work just fine. The included instructions also claim that 920kv motors, 30A Opto ESCs and 10x4 propellers are included which obviously is not the case as this is just the frame. I assume this is due to them just including the same manual that is included with a complete kit. All in all that is rather helpful information to have anyway. The frame seems fairly sturdy and should withstand a few soft crashes or hard landings. The clearance between the landing feet and the bottom frame plate is not sufficient which in a hard landing will surely jar and likely damage your FC as it impacts against the ground unless you have placed foam or other damping material below your FC to cushion it. The frame is not as big as I expected. My x525 has a greater motor to motor distance. I would recommend this frame for replacement parts for the V2 which I have not purchased yet but will be in the near future.
Good quality for the price. I bought for sport flight with following setup:
-6x D2830/11 1100Kv (turnigy)
-6x ESC BlueSeries 30A (using SimonK firmware)
-3x GWS 9050x3CW
-3x GWS 9050x3CCW
-2x Turnigy battery Strap
-1x Zippy Compact 4S 35C 3700
-1x MultiWii SE v2 (firmware 2.1)
-1x Turnigy 5V 3A BEC (external bec - cut red wire from escs)
I bought two kits to fly in HEX (X) not ( ) (two red arms in front)
I'm very happy with this cheap setup, it becomes fast and furios to me :)
(I'm not planing to use heavy cameras)
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Very nice frame, built a hexacopter, flys perfectly, no problems with aligning holes.
Broke 2 arms on the 3rd testflight due to user error, it fell from about 6 meters high on grass. Center plates were fine.