ElectroHub

by FliteTest | July 14, 2014 | (15 Ratings) Posted in Reviews

Introducing the Flite Test ElectroHub! A DIY multirotor hub featuring power distribution! 

The ElectroHub is made from strong PCB Board. 

The ElectroHub Quadcopter Kit comes with everything that you see above.The ElectroHub offers endless multicopter configurations and is designed around 1/2" x 10" booms.

The ElectroHub Quadcopter Kit comes with the motor mounting discs and simple delrin landing gear.

This quadcopter is shown with additional electronics and the Camera Mount Kit.

Josh's Electrohub quadcopter features black spray painted wooden booms and painted camera tray.

With the power distribution of the ElectroHub, Josh was able to tap in the Immersion RC 600mW transmitter into his multirotor design.

Josh took his quad to Europe and you'll be seeing more of it being used in upcoming Let's Fly's!


Peter designed a "T6-O-Copter" with his ElectroHub with a custom designed hood.

This thing looked great in the air and the 6 motors allowed him to fly with a redundant flying setup.

Because of the 'T' shape, the booms are our of the shot and made for a perfect gyro platform.

This thing is powerful! Here it is lifting a smaller quadcopter.

The Electro-Hub creates the possibility to make any kind of cool flying creations that you can imagine!

Here's a tricopter design with aluminium booms.

Here's a prototype of the Flite Test "Tuff Tilt". We're still working out the design, but this tri-copter tilt will be available soon!  Stay tuned!

Chad designed the ElectroHub for his Hexicopter and we've continued testing it with all kinds of other multirotor configuration setups.
The outside of the ElectroHub features solder points for lower amperage hookups.

While the larger pads are designed to connect your ESC's and gives you your main power line.

Thanks again for all of your feedback, comments, and support!
Check out the ElectroHub and the ElectroHub KIT at these links!
ElectroHub
ElectroHub Quadcopter Kit 

 

 

 

COMMENTS

eagleanurag on June 18, 2017
May we have plan for it ?
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ekoelle on July 14, 2014
Did you guys sell 200 already? Not seeing the discount on the camera tray.
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flyingbuddha on July 15, 2014
I just pick one up and got the tray for $15 (its usually $20).
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ekoelle on July 15, 2014
It wasn't working when I checked last night but the option showed up for me this morning.
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Balu on July 16, 2014
I don't even see an electrohub in the shop yet?
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PropSpinner on July 14, 2014
You will not regret working with Peter. He has a great imagination. With a vehicle like FliteTest he is likely to have some really great ideas that might even translate into more products for the Flite Test store and more entertaining videos. Good luck to you all!
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flyingbuddha on July 15, 2014
Second that...his builds are inspiring.
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Lennart228 on July 23, 2014
Is there any controller board that supports Peters set-up, I want to make the double tri-copter too (as I call it).
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grant3d on July 17, 2014
really love how you show the full build with soldering and everything but would love it even more if you showed the full setup with FPV equipment etc. Can this take a board camera plus gopro?
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rcflyer729 on July 17, 2014
The quad is a really good price but $20 for a camera mount is to much
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Random_rc on July 17, 2014
Hello
Does anyone know if the motor plates/mounting discs will work with the dt750 motors
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rcflyer729 on July 17, 2014
No but I am sure you could make some kind of adjustment like drilling holes for tywraps
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flyingbuddha on July 21, 2014
Yes, they do fit the dt750, but Im using zip ties. You need to provide your own 4mm nut. The kit only comes with the screws.
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Andre Meyer on July 16, 2014
Hey FT love your ideas and love the desingns. Sorry to intrude on a multy wing episode but what is the white plane on the wall behind the Josh's in the video. I have noticed it on a previous video aswell?
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rcflyer729 on July 17, 2014
Looks like the ft trainer or ft cub. I do not know what they will call it:)
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IcyBird on July 15, 2014
Can you setup the spider quad arms like you did on this frame with the a anycopter kit?
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rcflyer729 on July 17, 2014
I think you could but you might have to drill a couple holes
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ironmacpatrolsquad on July 25, 2014
Josh mentioned that APM has a specific setup for "dead cat" style quadcopters. Does anyone know what setup he is talking about? I can only see +,X, and V.
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jfrabat on July 18, 2014
Hey, guys! Great articles. I need your advice; I am interested into getting into multicopters, but I want to get something I can grow into. This seems like a good option, but I want your advice. My intention is to carry a Sony ActionCam (GoPro competitor) and maybe a gymball for it. But that would be further down the line; to begin with, I would like to start with line of sight, and then ad FPV and film. So, my question is, would you recommend this kit? And what controller would you recommend so that I can grow with it further down the line to add FPV and GPS (better if it would have automatic return to home feature)?
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flyingbuddha on July 21, 2014
Ill take a stab at this question(s). Anyone of their kits are good to start off with (they are cheap). Ive crashed and its usaully the booms that break, not the electronics [note: I just finished building my Electrohub, so I dont know how durable it is]. For a radio that you can grow with, I would recommend the Turnigy 9xr (cheap for what you get) or Taranis (my favorite radio and also cheap for what you get). As for flight controller, start off with something cheap and simple...the recomended multiwii (preprogramed) is great for $16. I use the KK2 boards (~$30) and they work very nice without having to adjust to much. For GPS stuff...I use the APM 2.6 and Pixhawk. The learning curve can be a little steep, but they have incredible features like follow me, Return to home, circle an object, auto mission.
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BatFastard on July 18, 2014
Chad, Josh, Alex or anyone else - what gimbal did Chad put on his hex? (or what is the gimbal on the tri for that matter?)

Is it the Ready To Fly Quads product? http://goo.gl/hgNMTp

That was one thing that jumped out at me when I saw this episode. I'm currently in the process of trying to narrow down what gimbal I want, and any recommendation from you guys would be have a huge impact.
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Lennart228 on July 23, 2014
It's the RC Timer Brushless Gimbal, I think. Chad says that in de Batbone review (at 15:35).
I hope this helps you!
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BatFastard on July 29, 2014
That definitely helps! Thanks for the answer and providing some additional context with the Batbone review. I'll make sure I take a look at that.
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BatFastard on July 29, 2014
One quick follow-up note - the gimbals shown above in the pictures (on the T and Chad's hex) look more similar to the ReadyToFlyQuad's brushless gimbal (or a "CNC ebay Gimbal")

Specifically: http://assets.flitetest.com/article_images/full/ft-electrohub-edit-still015-png_1405373723.jpg

I'm ultimately just trying to nail down which specific gimbal it is, and what gimbal controller board was used... if FliteTest has good success with a product, then I'm very interested to know more about it.
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mattk0 on July 28, 2014
Question: I only see pics of the electrohub quad format in the 'dead cat' style. Can it be used in the standard quad form? OTherwise, love the price and electrohub easy design. Nicely done
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mattk0 on July 28, 2014
FYI: For those interested, I found out it can work in any format but the deadcat is used mostly to keep the props out of the camera view.
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Foam Addict on July 29, 2014
Incredible flying Chad, that was a great FPV video in the first couple of minutes.

Also, that is some excellent design work, simple, functional, and elegant.
Congrats guys!
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Justin Beard on August 10, 2014
I'm building my first quad copter with the electrohub. I'm planning on getting a couple of 2200 mha 3s batteries. I'm just curious about the discharge. Dose it matter what the C rate is? Any suggestions?
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TimmyGT on August 26, 2014
I am in the same exact boat wondering the same thing! Also was wondering if anyone could suggest comparable motors to the ones in the readytofly electronics kit, that site has said the kit is out of stock for 2 weeks for over a month so I decided it's time to move on and just buy the components separately from other sites
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matt474747 on November 6, 2014
Hi guys, I need some help. I built this quad, and I can get my remote(DX5e) to bind with the receiver, but I cannot get the quad to arm. I'm new to building multirotors, can you guys please spare me some advice.... please.
-thanks.

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Cartman on February 15, 2015
Hi,
I got electronic kit from ReadyToFlyQuads with recommended 2212 motors and 20A ESC's. Do I need to reprop or do some changes to use 4 cells packs? From build video I can understand that is not necessarily, but I'm not sure. Any thoughts?
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trailhogg on February 19, 2015
Question: I just received my electrohub kit and would like to make some longer landing skids and some other parts. I know the skids in the kit are made of Delrin, not sure what the body is made from. Does anyone know how the kit was machined? Is the kit cut with a laser cutter, cnc machine, water jet, etc?Thanks
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OfficialPipsqueak on July 14, 2014
Hey guys, Wow what a fantastic set of products. I especially like the Spider quad. It just looks awesome.

I have a tricopter (Bat bone) and I run the recommended setup from you guys. I run a 2200 3 cell. I'm only getting 3 minutes MAX. yes 3 minutes MAX. How do I extend the flight time of my tricopter to 8 minutes?

Could we also get a list of the motors you guys used in the video. Also flight time and battery MAH rating!
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Stallion51 on July 14, 2014
I had a batbone too! I used the recommended set up and got the same flight time.
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OfficialPipsqueak on July 15, 2014
I was extremely disappointed when I found out that it only got 3 minutes. It's my first rc vehicle and with everything it cost me close to $750 USD. I was expecting a MINIMUM of 8 minutes (+/- 10%). I don't even carry a go pro. I'm not even pushing it. - See more at: http://www.flitetest.com/articles/electrohub#sthash.UDMrv7OS.dpuf
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OfficialPipsqueak on July 15, 2014
I'm pretty sure ill be upgrading it. I'll be adding:
Longer booms
simonk esc's
better motors
bigger props
bigger battery (3300 - 5000MAH) (4000 gives a mix of both time and manoeuvre)

http://forum.flitetest.com/showthread.php?9363-Flight-Time-with-the-Rotorbones-Tri&highlight=bat+bone+flight+time - link to a thread on rotorbones flight time.

I'll have to see what the characteristics for these motors are:

T2212-980KV RTF Motor
Witespy Red Special Motor
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flyingbuddha on July 15, 2014
I have one of David's original tricopters and Im using the DT750 750kV motors. With fpv gear, I can easily get 10 minutes with a 3s 2700 zippy max. I little less with gopro on the front. For really quick performance I used a 4s 2700 zippy compact. Try switching over to the DT750 750kV and see if that helps.
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Stallion51 on July 15, 2014
What size props are you using?
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flyingbuddha on July 21, 2014
Im using HK slow fly 9x4.7
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Bailey on July 29, 2014
That is amazing looking
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spacer on October 4, 2017
Here's another use for the Electrohub... novelty candy dropping!

https://youtu.be/jxeGixluejI
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