Since the Carbon Y6 didn’t feel right for me, I decided to try out the DJI Wookong-M on a quadcopter instead.
I happened to spot this Gaui 500X frame from a local hobby store whilst I was there on other errand and decided to try it out.
The kit and the optional landing gear.
Everything in the box.
The frame is made from 1mm thick grayish-black glass fiber.
Inner boom clamps in place.
outer boom clamps in place as well as the frame stiffeners.
Middle frame done.
I’ll be using T-motors on this quad. The model I’m using is the 2216 800KV.
All motors screwed in.
Booms inserted and clamped.
Arms in place.
ESC’s soon done
After testflying the 500X I thought it was a bit to ”small” for my taste. So I decided to stretch it using some 22mm helicopter tail booms.
The 22mm booms didn’t really fit though so I had to cut 4 slots with a dremel to reduce the diameter slightly.
This is the gimbal I used in the Y6 build. I thought I would try using it in this project as well.
Drilling holes to mount the gimbal.
Rubber vibration mounts in place.
Gimbal in place.
Now I need somewhere to place the battery.
Bigger is better
Battery tray in place.
Works good enough.
Unfortunately I don’t really have any video of or from the quad except when I flew it over the Niagara falls:
The reason I don’t have any more videos is that I could not get the gimbal to work properly. It was always twitching and vibrations amplified in the construction. Also I didn’t really liked the 500X frame. The folding mechanism wasn’t really to my taste as well as a couple of other small little things. However I liked how the quad flew so I’ve decided to start design my own. Stay tuned!