Century NEO 660 Maiden Flight

I just finished building the Century Helicopters NEO 660 hexacopter.

Century NEO 660 Build

Century NEO 660 Build

At 660mm it is my largest multirotor yet. It is a very nice airframe, with seemingly high quality components. I will be doing a step by step build video in the near future, but for now enjoy this quick maiden flight video.

It flies nicely… some more tuning of the NAZA flight controller’s GAIN settings will be necessary to really dial in this larger copter. As a testament to how well tempered this hexacopter is, the video shot handheld on an iPhone 5 while I was flying with my other hand. There’s no camera onboard yet as I’m just doing setup test flights right now.

Century Helicopters NEO 660 Frame

NAZA GPS Flight Controller

Turnigy NTM2830 motors

Turnigy MultiStar 30A OPTO ESCs
Turnigy 10×4 Wooden Props and The Reverse Props
Spektrum DX8 TX/RX

Century NEO 660

Century NEO 660

FlyTron Infrared RC remote for Sony NEX

The FlyTron RC IR Shutter Controller allows you to manually trigger a SONY NEX camera to take photos and start/stop video recording remotely with any standard RC TX/RX controller.

Using it couldn’t be any simpler Just plug it into your any of your RX’s AUX channels. Use a 3 position switch to control your camera

picture of NEX-5n and IR Remote

UP Position:  Photo Shot (hold up for continuous shooting
DOWN Position: Video Start/Stop

Make sure that your camera can see the remote’s LED and that you enable “IR remote” mode from your cameramenu before using this device.  You can find the remote control menu under DRIVE MODES of your Nex5.

Close Up of Flytron IR Blaster

I bought mine at www.flytron.com

The SONY NEX-5n is a great lightweight mirrorless inter-changable lens camera to fly on multi rotor helicopters.

SONY NEX-5n with 16mm lens