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My FrSky Taranis Transmitter and Receiver Arrived

Written by: Tony Korologos | Date: Friday, March 28th, 2014
Categories: Build LogMultirotor AircraftRandom

Some backordered parts for the hexacopter build are starting to roll in.  I’ve now received the radio system, an FrSky Taranis 16 channel setup.

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The unit comes with an awesome case too, but UPS destroyed the bottom.  I’m awaiting a new one.FrSky_Taranis_in_case


ESC cable extensions done

Written by: Tony Korologos | Date: Thursday, March 20th, 2014
Categories: Build LogMultirotor Aircraft

It is slow going for my big bird build, or BBB as I just called it.  I’m waiting for quite a few parts.  The work I can do now though, is wiring the power to the motors and wiring the motor speed controllers.

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The speed controllers needed both their power and servo cables extended.  That’s done (below).

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I can now start thinking of what to do with the power distribution board, and how to connect the ESC’s to the motors.

I tried to heat shrink with my old shrink wrap machine’s heat gun but that was like trying to use a blowtorch to light a cigarette.  Melted the wires.  May order a small heat gun, or maybe buy one of those blowtorch lighters…


Construction on the New Bird Has Begun!

Written by: Tony Korologos | Date: Monday, March 3rd, 2014
Categories: Build LogMultirotor Aircraft

What a Sunday it was…  After getting the basement, er… shop ready, I started construction on the new megahexactoper.  As of 10:45 p.m. last night, the primary frame and landing gear are assembled.  Like a newb I screwed up a few times, the worst part being putting the top plate on upside down and having to disassemble the damn thing and put it back together right side up.

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The next goal is to get the motors installed, which won’t take long.  Then I need to make some decisions with regards to the placement of the ESC’s (motor speed controllers) and other items.


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