We use a lot of drone platforms for testing our software and hardware here at Emlid: quadcopters and hexacopters, fixed wing and numerous rovers.
We’ve decided to share components list and general scheme of the assembly for our Edge hexacopter as this could be a great reference for those working on customizable video-streaming drone powered by Ardupilot.
The drone in the photo below was assembled when we started testing Edge. You could see this hexa in the Edge demo videos and some promo photos.
The components list contains links to the same or similar parts with approximate pricing in the US and European online stores.
|1||Tarot 680 Hexacopter frame||1||130|
|2||Tarot 4108 kv 380||6||150|
|3||Emlid Edge Kit with Wi-Fi||1||699|
|4||Maytech 20A ARM Brushless ESC||6||105|
|5||Li-Po 6S 60C 5000 mAh battery||1||70|
|6||AWG12 wire, black, 1m||1||2|
|7||AWG12 wire, red, 1m||1||4|
|8||AWG16 wire, black, 1m||3||4|
|9||AWG16 wire, red, 1m||3||4|
|10||XT60 connectors, pack of 5||1||25|
|11||GNSS module mount||1||7|
|12||Propeller 13x5.5’’ CW/CCW, set of 2||3||35|
|13||Gimbal for action camera||1||100|
|14||GoPro 4 camera||1||275|
|15||Mini HDMI cable||1||15|
|Bullet 3.5, 10 pairs||4||8|
|Power distribution board||1||11|
|Cable ties, 100pcs||1||3|
|Battery Strap 300mm||2||2|
|Vibration damping platform||1|
For assembly you will need soldering equipment, screwdrivers set, wire cutters and some other tools. For hardware installation and software configuration, please refer to Edge documentation and Ardupilot Copter manuals.
Here is the video of our hexa flight for your inspiration:
That’s it for today! Have fun