Re: [gctechspace] hexacopter

From: Ing. Walter H.
Sent on: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 9:54 PM

For a first build alu is surely your best choice.

wood is natures carbon fibre ;)
If you can get wood from a silver quandong you'll never look back at carbon fibre ;)

On[masked]:04, David B wrote:

On Mon, Sep 3, 2012 at 9:19 PM, Lucas Brandt <[address removed]> wrote:
Try aliexpress - cheaper than ebay, not sure if they deal in carbon fiber but?

I'm up to choosing a frame design for the hexa, aliexpress looks cool! never used it.

Quite a few RC hobby reviews say that:
 - common carbon fiber = affordable, light, but too rigid and high chance of shatter when crashing, big health hazards when cutting/drilling
 - good carbon fiber = out of price range, wont break on crash though
 - aluminium = wont snap when crashing, better shock absorbency, easier to work, will act as big heat sink for mounted motors/ESC's
 - wood = quite a few people said this was their preferred material after trying all the above. * shrug * 
So I might just stick with aluminium for this first attempt at a diy-helicopter-frame. 

Here's the parts that have arrived so far:
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Once I've sourced the frame and the remaining parts have arrived I'll bring it all down to the techspace and start plugging stuff together.

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