S550 Hexacopter build

Building my own drone was something on my list, and I ordered all the parts needed to build one.
After a long wait because they were sent on the slow boat from China, I could finally start the build.

The box everything was in was not big at all, but it had everything I needed in it.

After getting all the tools sorted it was time to start building.
There was no manual, so I had to find everything out myself, but it is pretty straight forward.

There is not much soldering to do, only the power distribution board and the plugs for the motors (unless you choose to use ESC’s that already have plugs attached)

Once the soldering is done it was a matter of putting all the parts together.
Since there was no manual it was a bit of trial and error with the arms, but after one evening the drone was put together.

I have also got the FLySky FS-i6s transmitter, but I am still waiting for it to be delivered.
The drone has been configured in Mission Planner, and all looks good, but I still need to wait for the maiden flight.
As soon as I have the transmitter I will add the rest to this post, including configuring the drone to work with the transmitter, and of course the maiden flight!

For now it looks like this

It will be continued as soon as I have the transmitter, then I can also check the motor rotation and finish the motor wiring.

If you want to build your own hexacopter, here is my parts list (click on the parts to see them)

Drone kit


Buzzer and indicator

MinimOSD module

APM Power Module

Phoneholder for transmitter

FPV Transmitter

Storm32 3 axis gimbal


AV Cable for camera (For FPV Usage)