ArduCopter 3DR Hexacopter Frame Kit

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ArduCopter 3DR HexaCopter multi rotor Frame Kit - UAV development platform.


This is the HexaCopter kit designed and manufactured by 3D Robotics, it's based on the ArduCopter 3DR multi rotor quad. The HexaCopter has additional lifting capacity, the two extra motors means that this HexaCopter can lift a little over 1kg!

The power distribution board still mounts neatly between the base plates, however the access to the PDB is made easier as this HexaCopter frame has thumbnuts that easily unscrew to remove the stack-up. This allows you attach and remove the APM more easily.

The frame is designed to fit both the APM1.0 and 2.0 with screw holes to fit the ArduPilot Mega in the + mode.

If you are looking to add a sonar to this frame you will need one of the ArduCopter 3DR HexaCopter Sonar Mount


Lifting tests were performed with the following results:


Frame Weight: 1356.3g

Battery Weight (4S 5000mAh): 534.0g

Misc. Payload: 533.7g

All-Up Weight: 2424g

Flight Time in Hover: 12:10

Over 24 minutes endurance is possible in this configuration! (Using Misc. Payload for a second battery)

Frame Weight: 1356.3g

Battery Weight (4S 5000mAh): 534.0g

Misc. Payload: 843.7g

All-Up Weight: 2734g

Flight Time in Hover: 10:00

Maximum Take-Off Weight Test Performed at 3190g


Please note: weights and flight time tests are manufactures figures.

ArduCopter multi rotor HexaCopter 3DR Frame Kit Contains:

  • 2 Fiberglass Main frame boards

  • 6 Aluminium arms

  • 2 Fiberglass Carrier boards

  • Fiberglass Landing gear

  • Power distribution board, power cables and signal cables for PDB-APM

  • All hardware needed to assemble the components above

Items still needed to make this a full kit to fly which are not included:

Please note picture shows a full kit frame, this kit is not the full kit, the full 3DR HexaCopter Kit can be found here.

You can find more information about development status and more:

Due to the fact that this is an open source community project, we can only provide the main software development roadmap. This is not a list of what software is capable currently, for current features please check and ArduCopter Wiki website.

Some of the features needs external device to work, like wireless radio Telemetry Kit.


Please note this is an open source project and the spec can change.


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