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.
Why a Hexacopter?
The most obvious difference between the hexacopter model and the quad is the number of motors. The intuitive advantage of more motors on your copter is that you can achieve more thrust, and therefore more power. This increase in power means that you can carry more weight than a frame just using four motors, which is always a bonus.
The increase number of motors also offers the hexacopter frame more stability than the quad. If, god forbid, you lose power in one or two motors on a quadcopter, you're doomed to crash. With the hexacopter though, you are perfectly able to continue flying with one, or even two, motors down. The video below illustrated this point. You can see this extra stability as an in-built guarantee on your purchase.
In conclusion, the hexacopter has all the good things that quadcopters have, plus more power and lifting capacity; pretty ideal really.
The New Frames
Hopefully you are now convinced that a hexacopter is the way to go, and so let me introduce you to the new frames that we now have in stock.
The HMF S680 Hexacopter Frame
This is a nice carbon fibre and light weight frame with an integrated power distribution board, making connecting your battery and ESCs a breeze. The recommended flight weight is 3kg, making this hexacopter suitable for GoPro gimbals and with the feature of foldable arms, storing and transporting this copter is no trouble at all.