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New Bird Coming – Going to Take a While

Written by: Tony Korologos | Date: Thursday, February 13th, 2014
Categories: Multirotor Aircraft

Tarot T960 Hexacopter

Tarot T960 Hexacopter – Heavy lifting multirotor for aerial video/photos

I’ve pulled the trigger. A new path has been chosen. I’m about to build my first bird. My Phantom has been great, but I need more stability and the ability to carry heavier loads, as in bigger cameras.

I’m building a 960 frame hexacopter called a Tarot T960. With the proper setup this unit should be able to carry a full DSLR camera, and will easily carry smaller mirror-less cameras etc.  The size of this unit is going to be 3-4 times my Phantom.

I’ve ordered the skeleton frame, landing gear, battery mounts, gimbal mount from China. Its Chinese New Year so I’m not sure when the stuff will arrive. I’m still in the process of choosing the electronics, motors, navigation system, GPS, batteries, remote and all that.  I’m also still trying to figure out where the money for all that stuff is going to come from.

This build will take months due to the time and the expense. This is not going to be cheap.

I’m very excited and can’t wait to get going.


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