AnyCopter Hub Kit - Build

by FliteTest | June 5, 2013 | (20 Ratings) Posted in How To

The AnyCopter Hub Kit is available in our web store.  We also have PDF plans available below.With the AnyCopter Hub Kit you will have the ability to create tricopters, quad-copters, hexicopters and more!We have a full list of recommended electronics that work great with your multi-rotor. Items like the Hobbyking KK2.0 Multi-rotor LCD Flight Control Board fit great inside the AnyCopter Hub.The AnyCopter Hub Kit includes only the wood components. You will need to purchase additional nuts and bolts to complete your assembly.  

We have nuts and bolts available in our web store, along with Rotor Bones components which can help you complete your custom multi-rotor aircraft.

The bolts will be a little long, these can be trimmed down if or you can leave them to length.

When attaching your velcro strips, a trick that we like to do is match up the velcro so it will secure to the battery which will help hold it in place.

The fun thing about the AnyCopter Hub Kit is that you have the ability to build up a quadcopter and in just a few minutes can rebuild it into a tricopter or even a hexicopter!

With the way that the hub kit is designs, and all of the mounting holes, the possibilities are endless!

These are a few recommended setups that you can create with your AnyCopter Hub Kit


We encourage you to experiment and share with us other setups that you come up with! You can see more photos and share your own AnyCopter builds and experiences in the forum! CLICK HERE


Download
 the AnyCopter plans HERE.
 

Recommended Components:

Nuts and Bolts:
Stainless lock-nut and bolt pack  

Motor Mount/ Landing Gear 
Straight Motor Mount 13-370 (Pair) - Rotor Bones 
Tilt Motor Mount 13-370 (tricopter)

Control Board(s):
KK2 Board
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=24723&aff=247441 
ArduPilot 
http://www.diydrones.com/notes/ArduPilot
OpenPilot
http://store.openpilot.org/
MultiWii MicroWii ATmega32U4 Flight Controller 
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=22321&aff=247441
http://www.multiwii.com/  
FY-901 Multi-Rotor Flight Stabilization Controller
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=25382&aff=247441 
http://www.feiyu-tech.com/product-en.php?id=28 
DJI Naza
http://www.dji-innovations.com/order/ 

Motors:
Turnigy Park300 Brushless Outrunner 1380kv
Blue Wonder (2712-12 24G) - LazerToyz.com

Speed Controllers (15A):
Turnigy Speed Controllers

Batteries:
1300-2200Mah 3S

Propellers:
8045 SF Props 2pc Standard Rotation/2 pc RH Rotation (Flouro Yellow)
8045 SF Props 2pc Standard Rotation/2 pc RH Rotation (Red)
8045 SF Props 2pc Standard Rotation/2 pc RH Rotation (Blue)

COMMENTS

khattak on June 5, 2013
I want to build a anycopter cutting it out with a scroll saw isn't that hard how thick is the plywood
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stonekap on June 6, 2013
It's 3/32 aircraft grade birch plywood.
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mike E on June 6, 2013
chad.... Did you have to flash the Multistar speed Controllers ??
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stonekap on June 6, 2013
Nope... they come ready to go.
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vnauta on June 6, 2013
Chad could you put up your sunglasses when you talk directly in the camera. I understand that it is necessary when flying in a hard sun, but when you ain't flying I find it a bit detached or impersonal when one talks to you with it sun glasses on. One can't see your eyes.

But otherwise very well explained!!!!!
(I added this bit)
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stonekap on June 6, 2013
Good point. I'll try to remember. Thx
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Orcoz on June 6, 2013
Beyond the simple build - I think it was awesome that Chad spent time just casually pointing out his key "pro tips" for the multi-rotor issues that crop up. Tons of great information in this video!

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liveyourdreamsRC on June 6, 2013
Thanks for listing all the parts, it really helps!
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yeojalviz1981 on June 18, 2013
chad,
please make a video tutorial on how to flash the ESC by simonK firmware

thanks
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RoyBro on June 21, 2013
Chad says that the Multistar ESCs that he used don't require flashing. If you use something other than the Multistar, you should search YouTube for a video on flashing SimonK firmware on the particular ESC you're using. The basic steps are the same, but depending on the ESC, there may be a difference in the programming tool or .hex file you use.
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PutraTashmil on September 14, 2013
Where can i get that Anycopter hub kit?
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w52620 on June 11, 2013
I like the anycopter product and video. BTW if you buy the Blue Wonder (2712-12 24G) from LazerToyz don't forget to order prop adapters as these motors don't come with them like the HK motor does. Just waiting on my prop adapters to fight test a new quad.
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Flitetestrocks on June 12, 2013
Thanks for every thing
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TaranEgner on June 7, 2013
It seems like the KK 2.0 board is on backorder at HobbyKing and probably wont be in stock for awhile. Is there anywhere else to buy it? Or is their an alternative for a similar price that you would recommend?
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RoyBro on June 21, 2013
You can always buy one on eBay if you're in a hurry. Of course you'll be paying a premium, but you'll get it a lot faster and for not too much over the cost of the board plus shipping from Kong Kong.
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xtrmtrk on June 25, 2013
Has anyone mounted a CC3D flight controller to the AnyCopter Hub? How'd you do it? Seems like you need to make some kind of adapter. I'd love to see photos!
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coombs on June 26, 2013
I am building a hex with this kit and I want to have the same setup Chad made in the bat bone video. Can anyone recommend a motor that would work well with a hex setup that has the AnyCopter frame, the RCTimer brushless gimbal and GoPro Hero 3? I ordered HK 20A ESC's, but the Park300 1380kv motor is out of stock. They have a Park300 1600kv, but I don't know if that would be good for a hex. Also, any suggestion for prop and battery size?
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coombs on June 28, 2013
I've used the Contact form on this site, I've posted to the Flite Test Facebook page and I even direct messaged Chad on Facebook and still no answer to this question. The parts take about 5 weeks to ship from Hobbyking to Canada, so I wanted to order my stuff soon. My AnyCopter kit will be here and I'll have nothing to do with it. Please, please, please respond. Thanks!!!
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Damage on June 29, 2013
Does anyone have recommended known good KK2 settings (PID Gains) for the quad X configuration for this frame?
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xtrmtrk on July 1, 2013
Well, I couldn't figure out a good way to mount an OpenPilot CC3D on the AnyCopter Hub so I laser cut out of hobby plywood an adapter - it's simple, but effective for mounting any flight controller with 30mm mounting holes. I made a couple extra, if you need one contact me. I'm posting more info in the forums.
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BigshowZA on September 16, 2013
Hi everybody, does someone here know where i can find a DXF format file of the plans on the AnyCopter Hub?
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gr1999 on June 28, 2013
what glue did you use to mount the control board onto the foam?
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rcman32 on June 9, 2013
Chad, can you only put one screw in the front tricopter arms and have them pivot?

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Fade2Gray on July 14, 2013
Hi,
I am totally new at this, so please forgive what may sound like a silly question. I noticed suggested props to use were all the same except for the colour i.e. RH Props and two LH Props were not listed. Can someone please confirm this? I did purchase what was listed however they are all the same unless you mount the prop in the opposite direction i.e. with the lettering on the prop facing down??
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alum on October 21, 2013
Hi, running the proposed prop/engine combo (8045 / parkfly300 1380) in the xCopter calculator yields some warnings, especially that we're exceeding the max motor current with 0.5-1.5 A (depending on exact PConst..)

Does it work or am I risking burning my motors?

There's also a overheating warning if choosing the "full" battery option, but it's 85C, so it might be OK..
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spkp on October 29, 2013
I'm very new to this field but really like to make these models. I made one according to the spec exactly the same shown in the video but do not now much about tuning the KK2 board. I read thousands of articles in the web to tune the KK2 board but I still not be able to fly this. When I turn the throttle on, it moves to a side and not going up steadily. Cold you please help me on KK2 correct values for this model?
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SLaSH007 on February 19, 2014
Just a note to any one building the any copter using the park300 motor. If using the flite test motor mount (Works awesome) the screws that come with the motor are too short. it will only grab on with 1 or 2 threads.. one hard landing they will pop right out, I used a m3x5 and it works perfect you could probably get away with a M3x6 but might need a washer if the scew somes to close to the inner motor..

http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__20920__Flat_Headed_Screw_M3_5mm_Turnigy_TR_V7_1_16_Brushless_Drift_Car_w_Carbon_Chassis_2pcs_.html
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Ultimate_Red on March 31, 2014
will I need to buy male to male connectors to go on the hobbyking kk board to the reciever?
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orion724 on January 1, 2016
Anyone have recommendations for what transmitter and receiver should i use for this? and does anyone know if i can use the transmitter that came with my syma X5SW/X5SW-1 will work for this build.
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