Our MultiWiiCopter Control boards PARIS Sirius™ allow you to build a multicopter which can produce excellent video and still images. SCARAB MultiWiiCopters are much are VERY stable, Rigid and strong - engineered to be minimalist (low drag booms) Scarabs offer longer flight times for LOS and FPV. Quad SCARAB Kits require assembly which takes 5-9hrs depending on the experience level/ability with tools, soldering wires and balancing props. Flying is fun but rest assured that EVERY expert flier is ALSO an EXPERT builder - it goes with the territory. We encourage you to build and learn.
(ABOVE) The extreme light weight Dupont Delrin and Full 3Kweave 2mm Carbon in this SCARAB - make possible handling that allows a Scarab Stealth Armour Trainer
to be flown on a PARIS in ACRO mode with fast yet stable results - CrazyJ in USA shows us how it handles.
Noobs - Building can be very satisfying and educational. Below are series of build-videos from one of our customers at Expert Level "Deet" - its worth absorbing all Deet's building recommendations and combining that with the photos and instructions on the product pages themselves and downloadable instructions. Thanks to "deet" for his build videos. Please note that Deet methods are his own, and the aircraft/versions he owns may be different from the newer versions you purchase. Its a great way to spend some time seeing an expose of an expert builder and how he does things "his way".
The success and the stability of your multicopter SCARAB Kit controller by your PARIS Sirius™ will depend upon pilot skill , correct use of modes, your disc loading and how well you balance your props. If you build lite and keep the aircraft lite it will fly like a dream. Usal payload is a GoPro HeroHD2 or HD3 , a Panasonic GH2/GH3 or Nex5/Nex7 or a NikonV1/J1 camera. SLR cameras can be flown but their large heavy mirror designs are irrelavant in the air when the pilot is actually on the ground not using the mirror box. The new generation of mirrorless cameras such as the GH2/GH3 and Nex5/Nex7 which produce Pro quality video as minimal risk - a 1-3kg multicopter has far less energy, less noise and risk to person and property on the ground, compared to a 6-9kg copter carrying a DSLR. In making your Airframe we recommend a Quad as a trainer aircraft - followed by a 2nd aircraft later - a six engine Multicopter like Vampire or YSiix to conduct professional photography as this offers single engine redundancy - should an engine fail then a six engine multicopter can fly on the remain 5 engines. A light fpv quad is 650g and a larger Scarab Quad is 1350g with LiPo and mirrorless camera onboard. Above this weight we recommend Vampire and YSiixKopota for better payload. If you are a beginner you CANNOT jump past the training phase - you must start with a SMALL QUAD TRAINER
The MultiWiicopter commandments - We wrote this list in blood and sweat - this is not some cheap cut-n-paste - read and learn -
The recommended weight is directly linked to performance and stability - Low weight Carbon fibre is best - do not over-build for un-necessary strength; do not make it heavy. If you cannot afford carbon then use our lightweight 12mm booms made from very thin aluminium.The small round (circular) cross section arms; Low pitch propellers (8x4.5, 9x5triples, 10x4.5, 12x4.5); light weight outrunner brushless engines with a low kva (kva varies with size of props ie on 3S 12v LiPo a 1220kva motor the 0845 is good and 775kva the 9050 triplesfor 4S) and a high "C" rating LiPo of a modest size (heavy LiPo cell do NOT give a longer flight time); You want a large amount of slow moving downwash and NOT a small amount of high speed downwash for STABILITY. Do not make the arms too long(flex) or too short unless very light weight (stability).
If you prefer to Goo-search the internet (goo-search is our word for so-called internet research) and see what others are doing there is a lot of recommended reading and examples below: - Please remember on Google you will find many examples that are badly designed and a small number which are well designed - a well designed SCARAB multicopter can fly for 12-15mins. A video showing a 4-6 min flight; or less; means it's a VERY inefficient/design multicopter.
The rapid development of Multicopter has come from community open sorce collaboration. You stronly recommend you read and contribute posts on the MultiWiiCopter RCGroups Forum thread for PARIS and SCARAB - It is possible to get involved in multiWiicopter construction without a background in RC, aviation or electronics, however you'll find a reasonably steep learning curve. You will need to develop an understanding (but not necessarily mastery) of subjects including temperature controlled soldering, speed controllers ESC's, lithium batteries LiPo (i.e. safely charging), radio control, low-voltage DC electrics, propeller balancing and more. Communities such as the RC Groups forums will help beginners find their feet, but please read the various getting started guides, threads and FAQs before you post a question that has been asked and carefully answered before.