This tiny yet brilliantly designed Micro-Hex features an integrated PCB frame, Simply bolt on the motors then solder your choice of 6amp ESC directly to the frame!
An integrated power distribution system is also included making for one of the neatest electronics installs around. All mounting hardware and frame components are included in the kit. All you will require to have this little monster in the air is six Turnigy T1811-2900kv motors, six 6Amp ESCs, a set of 5x3 Micro-quad props (3 clock wise and 3 counter clockwise) an 800mah 2s 7.4v Lipoly battery, a HobbyKing Multi-rotor control board and your own transmitter and receiver (Tx/Rx).
Features: Light weight design. Integrated PCB for tidy component installation. Includes a full set of frame and mounting hardware.
Specs: Flying Weight: 145g (not including RX and battery) Width: 250mm Height: 85mm
Required: 6 x Turnigy T1811-2900kv 6 x 6Amp ESC 6 x 5x3 Prop (3CW & 3CCW) 1 x HobbyKing Multi-Rotor Control Board 1 x 800Mah 2s 7.4v Lipoly battery 24 x M2x8 Bolts (for motor) 24 x M2 lock nuts (for motor) Your own transmitter and 4 channel receiver.
Hey folks, just curious how many of you soldered the motor leads to the frame pads vs. using bullets, etc. direct to the ESC's? My concern is that cutting the motor wires short enough to match the pads will almost negate me ever using these motors for other applications. If it's one of those "Just Do It!" things for weight, etc. then I will, but I'm just curious about others' builds. Thx, J.
I had the same frame but quad. Did use the bullets instead of direct solder in the end. I soldered it at first but found the process to be messy and quote fiddly. If you get your motor direction reversed, it's hard to desolder and resolder again.
Weight is really not an issue, it's a hex!
Sure np. Thanks for the credit.
By the way, I'd recommend you to use better motors than the 1811. They can be quite unbalanced sometimes and their mid-throttle thrust is not that high.
Try the sk3 2118 with either 2750 or 3100 kv. Great little motors, plenty more thrust than the 1811
Hmm... actually, I have the sk3 2122-2100kv's sitting here. Was thinking of running them with a 5x3 on 3S. Or if I can 'fit' a larger prop on the hex then I'd go 2S. Thrust-wise I think I'm okay. We'll see...heh heh.
You can not use the SimonK for Turnigy Plush 6A, because it uses a Silabs MCU rather then an AVR. The SimonK is for ESCs with AVR chip only. There is a similar firmware for Silabs MCUs named BLHeli. The BLHeli can be used for Turnigy Plush 6A.
I have built the quadcopter version of this frame and it worked fine with the original firmware, but the with the BLHeli it was definitely better.
another freebee that always shows up after I place an order. I have spent thousands with this company and never got one thing free. The one time I tried it screwed up and tried to charge me for it at checkout
that's the funniest thing i ever read.. take this advice : whenever you want to buy something put it in your wishlist and keep checking for freebees..it will definitely work ..
you can check for freebies by ofently placing items in you cart..a freebie box will pop pn your screen..than directly place your oder over the amount required and add the free item.
good luck shopping
I like to convert glow/gas planes to electric, so I am starting to get into larger planes. Sometimes the plane is forsale from local clubs. Most of the hobby shops deal with Horizon hobby to order their planes and supplies in. It deals with lots of different companies that make planes. There are also companies in Canada that have free shipping inside Canada. It isn't a knock against HK but the shipping cost do make it cheaper to buy from Horizon when you are on the other side of the planet. To order from the USA the price is even higher than from China, again shipping cost. In winter we fly indoors 70% of the time since the winters can be real cold. Plus at our club we also make my own planes to bash around. I made a plane last night I am testing today that took me about 4 hours to build but is only 450 mm across (18 inches)and made from foam. Later this week I am making a 3D plane again made of foam that will be 900mm (36 inche)wing, Foam it just faster to build with and like I said these are winter beaters to have fun with. Small planes in foam, larger in balsa.
ha ha ha that a good one. 545 comments to your 3381 comments? I feel you post lots more than I do. Have a good day
Fantastic fun to build and fly! Construction is like the micro quad and these certainly aren't a super tough, crash and fly model. They are for experimenters and casual flyers that aren't afraid to add a few bits of rod for strengthening here and there. I love my micro hex with new V2 board.
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It's a lovely little hexacopter
I use turnigy plush 6A and tunigy 1811 2900Kv.
It fly well, but it was hard to set the gyro with the hobbyking multi rotor control board.
Very easy to assemble (less than 1 hour for me)
It's more fragile than the quad version and i think you can't do any accro with this board.
You can put a little camera on it easily.
This tiny yet brilliantly designed Micro-Hex features an integrated PCB frame, Simply bolt on the motors then solder your choice of 6amp ESC directly to the frame! An integrated power distribution system is also included making for one of the neatest electronics installs around. All mounting hardware and frame components are included in the kit. All you will require to have this little monster in the air is six Turnigy T1811-2900kv motors, six 6Amp ESCs, a set of 5x3 Micro-quad props (3 clock wise and 3 counter clockwise) an 800mah 2s 7.4v Lipoly battery, a HobbyKing Multi-rotor control board and your own transmitter and receiver (Tx/Rx).
Got it as afreebe. Now I can have few cents bonus too. What more can You ask? :D This framy thing is quite thin and motor parts is like made to broke off in a crash. The materjal is like usual Electronic board PCB. Not plastic, not glass fiber but you know.