There are two exciting new hexacopter frames to have a look at this week that offer a great alternative to the classic quadcopter model; the HMF S680 and the HMF S550. But why would you want to replace your quad frame in the first place? There are in fact several advantages of a hexacopter frame over the quad, a few of which I will outline now.
We are happy to announce that our new range of muticopter brushless motors have now been added to our shop! To start we have 3 models. The MT2216 for 450 size quadcopters, MT3510 for medium weight quadcopters, and the MT3515 for heavy lift setups (these motors can produce over 2.8Kg of thrust with 15inch props!
Our 20A and 30A ESC use the BL heli firmware which is specially designed for use with multicopters. These ESC give you fast, and precise throttle response. This ESC comes pre-soldered with a Deans style battery connector and 3.5m bullet connectors so you can simply plus this ESC in to start using it!
If you need any help programming or setting up these ESC for your multicopter, please have a look at the BLheli programming manual, but if you have any other questions please let us know!
Just wanted to share a quick video I took testing out the Iris quadcopter and the FY-G3 gimbal. If anyone is interested they can find out more details of how I went about attaching it here, otherwise a short summary below :-)
I just made a quick mount for the longer arducopter legs, and a mount for the FY-G3 gimbal that uses the existing gopro 3 mount that comes with the Iris, so that it can be attached/removed without needed to do any modifications.
Our first batch of arducopter Iris quadcopters have just arrived! So all those in UK/Europe don't have to pay loads for shipping/customs to get their hands on one!
Please note that this batch is still the developer edition and is mainly aimed at those who have some multirotor experience. Great if you also want to provide some valuable input to the consumer version, But obviously if you have any questions please let us know and we will be happy to help!
Have a look at the info page for full details of the arducopter Iris
If you are looking for a really neat setup for your quadcopter, then you should have a look at our new 4in1 quadcopters ESC's. These combine 4 ESC with power distribution all into one small package. We are now selling 20A and 30A versions.