Tarot 680 Pro Hexacopter Build Page

This page is where I am tracking all of my videos and random content associated with my Tarot 680 Pro Hexacopter build. This build is sponsored by http://tarot-rc-heli.com.  Please go check out his web store. They’ve got a ton of products for your Tarot and Align helis and multirotors.

Come back to this page as often as you wish! I’ll be updating it as I go.

Let’s get started!

Futaba T8J Giveaway :: It’s Official!  Register to Win!

Futaba T8J Giveaway :: It’s Official! Register to Win!

October 28, 2014

This video is the official giveaway registration video! To say thanks to all of my subscribers — those who are brand new, and those who have been with me from the start — I am giving away a Futaba T8J Transmitter...

Tarot 680 Pro Hexacopter : Build Tips and Update

Tarot 680 Pro Hexacopter : Build Tips and Update

July 18, 2014

Hey there! Sorry it’s been so long since I have put out a 680 video…well…it has been only a week…but that is forever for those of you who are in the middle of a build and are looking for continued support!...

Tarot 680 Pro Hexacopter : Autonomous Test Flight

Tarot 680 Pro Hexacopter : Autonomous Test Flight

July 9, 2014

Just a quick video of an autonomous test flight with the Tarot 680 Pro Hexacopter. As you can see from the very start of the video, building a mission is as simple as plotting points on a satellite map…and it was...

Tarot 680 Pro Hexacopter : Lower Assembly (Landing Gear and Bottom Plate)

Tarot 680 Pro Hexacopter : Lower Assembly (Landing Gear and Bottom Plate)

July 9, 2014

In this video, we prep our bottom plate for the hexacopter by installing the landing gear and adding the battery tray mounts.

Please note:  I am not using a canopy, so I don’t really care about the canopy mounting screw holes.  This...

Tarot 680 Pro Hexacopter : Attopilot 180A Installation (voltage/current monitor)

Tarot 680 Pro Hexacopter : Attopilot 180A Installation (voltage/current monitor)

July 6, 2014

In this video, I install the Attopilot 180A voltage and current monitoring breakout board. This is a replacement for the standard power module that comes with my 3DR Pixhawk flight controller. I wan’t something that can handle more current than the...

Tarot T-2D Gimbal Tip : Got the Shakes? Here’s a Solution

Tarot T-2D Gimbal Tip : Got the Shakes? Here’s a Solution

July 3, 2014

Thanks for watching this video. I stayed up til 2AM one night trying to figure out why my Tarot T-2D GoPro gimbal was acting all crazy. I tried updating the motor and sensor firmware. I set the motor pole count. I...

Tarot 680 Pro Hexacopter : Testing Maximum Amp Pull from Motors

Tarot 680 Pro Hexacopter : Testing Maximum Amp Pull from Motors

June 17, 2014

Short video, primarily for my own information, but I thought it might be helpful for others to see as well. I wanted to find out what the amp draw of my motor/prop combination is so that I can make sure that...

Tarot 680 Pro Hexacopter : ESC Calibration and Motor Directions

Tarot 680 Pro Hexacopter : ESC Calibration and Motor Directions

June 15, 2014

This short video shows my method for individual ESC calibration and verification of proper motor direction. It’s not much more than that, so I will shut up now. ; )

 

Tarot 680 Pro Hexacopter : Mounting Motors and More Soldering

Tarot 680 Pro Hexacopter : Mounting Motors and More Soldering

June 15, 2014

This video takes us through the installation of the motors onto the ESC/motor mounts, and attachment to the booms, and the soldering of the ESC wires to the PCB. I mention this in the video as an afterthought, but you could...

Tarot 680 Pro Hexacopter : ESCs, Motors, and Lots of Soldering

Tarot 680 Pro Hexacopter : ESCs, Motors, and Lots of Soldering

June 14, 2014

This video takes care of all of the ESC and motor prep and soldering. It’s a lot of the tedious work that has to be done, and has to be done right. I tried to throw in a bunch of little...

Tarot 680 Pro Hexacopter : Initial Frame Assembly

Tarot 680 Pro Hexacopter : Initial Frame Assembly

June 14, 2014

Okay, folks. Put your seat belt on. The Tarot 680 Pro build is put back into gear. This video catches everyone up with the initial frame assembly. This is as far as we can go before we solder in the electronics....

Tarot 680 Pro Hexacopter : 40A ESC Mounting under Motor (ZTW)

Tarot 680 Pro Hexacopter : 40A ESC Mounting under Motor (ZTW)

May 17, 2014

In this video I demonstrate how I have decided to mount my ZTW Spider 40A ESCs on my 680 Pro hexacopter. The complication exists because the ESC’s are too large to fit directly under the motor as the multirotor was originally...

Tarot 680 Pro Update : ESCs are in…with a slight complication

Tarot 680 Pro Update : ESCs are in…with a slight complication

May 11, 2014

So my ESCs have arrived for the 680 Pro Hexacopter build. I went with ZTW Spider 40A SimonK ESCs. A slight problem with my choice…they are a little big for the planned mounting location. I’ll get it sorted. It looks like...

Tarot 680 Pro Hexacopter : Update and Motors (DualSky XM4010MR-6.5)

Tarot 680 Pro Hexacopter : Update and Motors (DualSky XM4010MR-6.5)

April 28, 2014

This is just a quick update on the Tarot 680 Pro Build, and a look at the motors (and props) that I finally got in the mail last week.

Tarot 680 Pro Hexacopter : PCB Prep

Tarot 680 Pro Hexacopter : PCB Prep

March 11, 2014

This is a quick video to show how to prep your PCB on the top body plate of the Tarot 680 Pro Hexacopter. It’s really quick because there is not much too it. You need to get some solder...

Tarot 680 Pro Hexacopter : The Unboxing

Tarot 680 Pro Hexacopter : The Unboxing

March 3, 2014

In the first video of a new build series, I take you through the unboxing of the Tarot 680 Pro Hexacopter. It’s short and sweet, like a good unboxing video should be! LOL!

Future videos will go through the entire build process.

This...


2 Responses to Tarot 680 Pro Hexacopter Build Page

  1. Ricardo says:

    Hello Chris!

    I’m Ricardo from Perù, finally found a very informative web site :( but unfortunately I don’t speak much English :( so, i don’t know much about what you say in your videos from youtube :(.

    I tell you, I have friends who use the following settings:

    Frame: 680 Tarot
    Motors: MT-3515 400kV (T-Motor)
    Esc: T40A (T-Motor)
    Bateries: 2 in parallel, 6S, 5800mA, 30C Zippy
    Propellers: 13×8 Graupner E-Prop Carbon

    But they use the Naza v2 and their hexacopters have a range of 30 minutes without camera and gimbal (stationary), decreasing to 22 minutes if they are installed, I however want to use the Pixhawk, i was reading DIY forum, read about changing an accessory to use battery greater than 4s and i am somewhat confused about whether or not should use Becs and I wanted to use 2 batteries 6s in parallel.

    At the moment only will raise up gimbal, 2 battery 6s and Canon SD790, but later will use professional camera for pictures.

    If it was not much hassle would like you to tell me:

    1) The list of accessories that I need to build and fly the hexacopter.
    2) A Gimbal not as expensive compatible with Pixhawk and Frame.
    3) I read it that Pixhawk allowed comunication PPM, I want to use the transmitter Turnigy 9XR, what Tx-Rx modules should I use?
    4) I live in Perù, but I have friends in United States, I would like to know in which store could buy everything and resend to Perù.
    5) I see you are using battery by 4s, what is the Autonomy time has your hexa?

    Apology for the extensive message, I hope you can guide me a bit, thank you very much for reading and I hope your answer.

    Greetings!

  2. Wes says:

    Hi CPO – cheers for the vids!! What double sided tape do u use??

    Wes.

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