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TBS Source One frame with 7" arms
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Just a bit out from your initial guess then  :laugh: What kind of frame do you fly with?
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New Hexa

Started by Rappy Freak, Saturday,November 17, 2012, 09:34:52

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Rappy Freak

Saturday,November 17, 2012, 09:34:52 Last Edit: Sunday,November 18, 2012, 20:37:37 by Rappy Freak
Hi guys
After finding my way in to the fun world of multicopters I have been work on 2, a Y6 Scorpion and a TBS Discovery.  Now after looking around on the net and watching different threads on the forums about people making their own I have added a CarbonCore Hexa to my growing fleet.  I thought this time I would make a build thread as I thought it would be good for people see what this kit is like and also for me to ask advise where I need it.  This will be a bit of a long term build as with work and family life I do not get to spend loads of time build but will update as often as I can.

Well heres the first bit lol The pictures are not great, I used my phone to take them but I will have to dig the big camera out lol.  ~~

I ordered the kit on a Sunday night and by Tuesday morning I had it in my hands.  The kit came in a plain white box, but is very very well packed. 

All the bigger parts are in there own wrapping to protect them and the smaller parts are in bags keep everything neat.  The parts are even taped down to the bubble wrap to stop them shifting around in the box!  The manual is an internet download, at least I can put it on to my phone for some anywhere reading lol.

I have only had the parts out the box to have a quick look at them and I do love the look of carbon fiber and think this will look great in the air once its done.  I intend to use this for a DSLR as I have an old on kicking about that does not get a lot of use anymore. 

I am going to build the frame up (as I have no other parts for it yet) to see how it all goes together and will be posting pictures as I go along.
SkyNet shall rise!!!!!!


Looking forward to seeing this build the Carbon Core gear looks very good  ~~


Things to watch out for on this frame...

The nuts need gluing into the the legs - Do a proper job on this, Glue the nut then put a bolt with a washer through and tighten it up so it pulls into place. Let the glue set before you start assembly otherwise you';ll be screaming if you have to undo a bolt later.

The bolts supplied with my last CC build were to long and in danger of damaging the motor cables, just keep a close watch

The ';Dome'; over - make sure you get the carbon set dead right and don';t tighten it to much.

Leave the battery tray off until you';ve done all the wiring.

Good Luck

Duvet - The quickest way to say Duck Down !

Rappy Freak

I have managed to do a little this morning, just putting the arms together.  It seems that the nuts are now pre fitted for you which helps.  I see in the manual that as you say you had to glue them in at one time at least I can avoid that  :laugh:

Will get some pics up this afternoon.
SkyNet shall rise!!!!!!

Rappy Freak

Here';s the pictures I said I would put up.

Here';s the captive nuts pre fitted into the arms

Arm and motor mount all ready to put together.  I like the black stand offs 

Arm all assembled and ready for the motor

Nice and simple to put together, which suits me lol.  So far all the hex screws fit good with no problems
SkyNet shall rise!!!!!!


Maybe Carbon Core should do towels  ::) your outrage one is looking a bit old, nice pictures  ~~

Hmm multi rotor build towel whos going to be the first to have one  :hmm:

Rappy Freak

A multirotor towel I like that
SkyNet shall rise!!!!!!

Rappy Freak

I have managed to get a little more done to the airframe today.  So far I have found no problems with the build or come across any problems with the manual.  One thing I have pick up on is that  (not a problem) is that in the manual the screws that are shown are Philips heads ones.  It would seen that CarbonCore have changed these to cap head ones now and to top that off they are black. 

On to the next section and assemble the main section.  This is made up of 2 sections of carbon fibre.

Nice black spacers are used between the main section and also on the under side where the battery trays
are fitted.

Next on to fitting the arms, very simple and straight forward.  The holes all line up very nice with no play at all. 

Arms all fitted here to the base plate and its starting to look like a hexa now. 

Here you can see the battery trays supports fitted and the arms folded for storage.  Also you can see some extra carbon fiber plates that are fitted just under the arms.  The supports are well made and again simple.

These are the battery trays fitted into place.  I like the idea of been able to remove the trays with the batteries fitted and then just slide another in.  They are easy run on there supports, even better. 

Really looking forward to getting this in the air.

SkyNet shall rise!!!!!!



That looks really good, there';s just something professional about the finish of carbon fibre.

Sounds like it';s well thought out too.  :cool:


where did you get your frame from ?
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Rappy Freak

I got it direct from CarbonCore';s website
SkyNet shall rise!!!!!!


Hi Rappy freak, how much was that kit you purchased? and what do you think you complete build cost will be approximately, I';m new to this hobby I';ve just brought a DJI F550 naza GPS rtf  but would like to build my own in the future.

If someone throw's a stone at you throw a flower at them just remember to throw the pot with it.

Rappy Freak

Hi mickyt the airframe cost me £269.99 and looking like it will cost another £330 ish to get the hexa in the air for a test flight  ;)

So far I have really enjoyed this build  ~~
SkyNet shall rise!!!!!!


That';s not a bad price at all to get a carbon hexa in the air, I shall be watching this space with great interest on how our hexa performs   ~~
If someone throw's a stone at you throw a flower at them just remember to throw the pot with it.


Forgot to ask are these frame';s as good as they look
If someone throw's a stone at you throw a flower at them just remember to throw the pot with it.

Rappy Freak

Yeah the frame are really good. The parts have a strong feel to them and I love the gloss finish  ~~
SkyNet shall rise!!!!!!


ok thank';s it could be a possible project for me  in the near future i';ll look forward to seeing yours when its fully built, cheers for now 
If someone throw's a stone at you throw a flower at them just remember to throw the pot with it.

Rappy Freak

Thursday,December 13, 2012, 17:54:41 #18 Last Edit: Thursday,December 13, 2012, 17:57:43 by Rappy Freak
Hi guys I have managed to get a bit more done on my Heax.

The next bit to move on to is the undercarriage.  This is four simple parts, 2 skids and 2 supports. 

Very easy to assemble, just slide them together.  A really nice tight fit with no play.  Once together the undercarriage is very strong and stable. :cool:

Once its together it fits into the slots in the base plate.  The legs are locked down using so small locking pins that have a pre fitted captive nut.  This seems to be a new and improved part over the one in the manual.  These have been a bit tight to get in but managed it in the end. :whistling:

After that 2 side support go on, again fitting nicely into the slots in the base plate.

The the top deck goes on.  Once I start to fit the electrics I will have to take this off again, but really want to see the airframe together. ;)

As you can see there are some strengthening parts that are fitted over the arms.

The frame is really coming together now  ~~
SkyNet shall rise!!!!!!


BNUC-S Pilot with PfCo /PFAW.
UAQ / CAA PfCo Instructor / Flight Assessor

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing"



Carbonecore my next project maybe earlier if mine don';t lift off the ground lol sweeeet.

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Rappy Freak

Been a while since I updated this thread so thought I would add a few more pics from what I have managed to get sorted  ::)

Parts all ready for making up the top dome.

Dome put together

Dome fitted and locked down.  Nice and simple

Here it is, the finished airframe. 

Next step is to save up for all the electrics and get this beauty in the air  ;)
SkyNet shall rise!!!!!!