What do you do when the hexacopter you’ve been building for months is flying fairly well and 90% of the way there for your needs? Tear it apart!
After a few line of sight flights I’ve found it is easy to get disoriented. Not only is it hard to tell what direction the bird is facing, sometimes a strange illusion happens making it look like the thing has rotated 90 degrees and is about to take a nosedive.
My little quadcopter had lights under the arms indicating front and rear, so I thought I’d replicate that same effect on the big bird.
I also wanted to be able to turn the lights on and off. Even more complicated, turn them on and off while IN flight. Can you say stealth mode?
Last night I wrapped up that setup. I had to run wire through the arms of motors 1,2, 4, 5 for the lights. While I was in there I ran higher quality servo cable to those arms as well, and eliminated many solder points which were potential failure points.