folding multiwii hexacopter

after having built many different quadcopters it was about time to build something bigger and better. here it is my first foldable multiwii hexacopter.

the motor mounts are made of 3d printed abs plastic. they are attached to 15 mm aluminum square tubes. the tubes are hinged to a center plate using 3d printed abs parts. the center plate can be rotated from a position in which the arms can be clamped to a another in which they can be folded for easier transport.


  • takeoff weight: 2 kg (including 4s 5000mah lipo)
  • diameter: 800 mm (between motor axes)
  • flight controller: multiwii se 2.5
  • motor: mt-2212 750kv
  • propeller: 10 x 4.5
  • thrust/weight ratio: > 2.5
  • flight time: ?

the entire hexacopter was designed with the direct modeler creo elements express:

design of homemade hexacopter

homemade hexacopter

a few photos of the final result:

video from the maiden flight: