This the build log of my folding H-Copter. Like my other copters I really love folding multirotors. Warning there are alot of photos :) The build is more of a high level overview and concentrates more on the folding aspect of the copter, rather than a step by step guide on how to build a quadcopter from scratch. Please check out my other Instructable that is more of a how to build a quadcopter if you are new to them.
I designed this quadcopter from scratch and on the fly, I kinda just started with a rough idea what I wanted and then started sketching on paper. I sketch the body in 1/2 sections so I could keep things symmetrical. I mocked it up with props and wooden dowels. I started with 1/2" wooden booms then switched to 1/2" hollow aluminum tubes from Hobby King once I was happy with the performance.
It has a hacked and rebuilt RCTimer camera gimbal and vibration dampening camera tray like David Windeståls.
The FPV system is 5.8ghz with a sony board camera which I fly through separate from the GoPro which is on the gimbal.
- Flight Controller: DJI Naza-M V2
- Motors: SunnySky 2216-11 900kv
- ESC: Hobby King 20A Reflashed with simonk
- Propellers: 10"x4.5 Frame and Arm Material: Lexan, wood and aluminum
- RC Timer Camera Gimbal (hacked)
- Battery: Turnigy 3000mah Lipo
Check out the video for an overview of the H-Copter and a flight at the end of the video.