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Do I buy a quad or hex?

Started by nickyb, Wednesday,September 25, 2013, 08:59:19

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nickyb

Hi,

A forum member emailed me some useful info on choosing a copter. He stated that a hex copter would be better than a quad for FPV and also aerial photography? Not sure I can really stretch to hex (extra motors, esc etc).

I guess a hex has heavier lifting? All I';m using is a GoPro hero 3 ona  gimbal and and FPV camera and TX. The quad frame will be a tarot t650 and is carbion fibre, so I guess this would be pretty light in any case.

Any forum members have any views on this?

Appreciated,

Nick
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flybywire

Nick
I think anything is suitable for fpv per-se, as cameras & Tx';s are minimal in weight anyhow, but aerial photography is a slightly different kettle of fish.
I am quite happy with my 450 quad setup (gopro & brushless gimbal) it';s reasonally well powered with 4 cell lipo';s.  I have a hex in the build, as there is a certain amount of redundancy in having 6 motors v 4.  Also a bit of extra grunt may help to get the thing out of trouble if needs be, oh and I hope will be slightly more stable perhaps (although as I say, I have no general complaints with my quad).  Other hex users hereabouts can give you more info. 

I';ll let you know how mine works out!

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Hands0n

My thoughts are that a Quad is quite suitable for purpose if it is well set up and has a capable flight controller.  Some FCs, like the Naza or a well set up APM, would be ideal for camera work purposes. 

A Hex will give greater lifting power, but if it is not needed then that alone is not sufficient reason to spend more.  But then in terms of safety a Hex can survive single motor failure if [again] equipped with a suitable FC that is capable of coping with such. 

A Hex does introduce flight time considerations - two extra motors to power.  That in turn may raise the cost of ownership by having to equip with batteries of a higher cell count (4S and above) and capacity (ie 400mAh+) that are more expensive at the outset.

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nickyb

Quote from: flybywire on Wednesday,September 25, 2013, 10:17:12
Nick
I think anything is suitable for fpv per-se, as cameras & Tx';s are minimal in weight anyhow, but aerial photography is a slightly different kettle of fish.
I am quite happy with my 450 quad setup (gopro & brushless gimbal) it';s reasonally well powered with 4 cell lipo';s.  I have a hex in the build, as there is a certain amount of redundancy in having 6 motors v 4.  Also a bit of extra grunt may help to get the thing out of trouble if needs be, oh and I hope will be slightly more stable perhaps (although as I say, I have no general complaints with my quad).  Other hex users hereabouts can give you more info. 

I';ll let you know how mine works out!

Andy


Sound advice Andy, thanks a lot.

Nick

nickyb

Quote from: Hands0n on Wednesday,September 25, 2013, 10:31:42
My thoughts are that a Quad is quite suitable for purpose if it is well set up and has a capable flight controller.  Some FCs, like the Naza or a well set up APM, would be ideal for camera work purposes. 

A Hex will give greater lifting power, but if it is not needed then that alone is not sufficient reason to spend more.  But then in terms of safety a Hex can survive single motor failure if [again] equipped with a suitable FC that is capable of coping with such. 

A Hex does introduce flight time considerations - two extra motors to power.  That in turn may raise the cost of ownership by having to equip with batteries of a higher cell count (4S and above) and capacity (ie 400mAh+) that are more expensive at the outset.


Thanks mate, point taken.

Nick