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Hexacopter – scary fast and cheap to build fun R/C flyer

Hexacopter

This Hexacopter is no toy, that’s for certain. Forget about your ideas of little flying models puttering around a field, peeps, this thing screams. The rate of ascent in ‘elevator mode’ is just amazing. Watch the video below. If you fancy your hand at making one of these, you’ll apparently need around $1500.00 and a good dash of soldering skills. You know who you are. [Via]

 

 Compared to a quadrocopter with 4 rotors, an MK-Okto brings the following advantages: * higher payload with up to 1kg (2.2 pounds) * despite the higher payload no bigger (more dangerous) propellers or motors are being used * redundancy: the Okto will still be able to fly with propeller damage or when it touches an obstacle.

Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don’t we all?

Nigel – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.


2 Comments

  • hi how can i build a hexacopter like yours?

  • I'm very interested in building one myself . Do you have any info on how to get started with building this.

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