ELEV-8 Hex Upgrade Kit

  • 80040: ELEV-8 Hex Upgrade Kit Assembled Kit View
  • 80040: ELEV-8 Hex Upgrade Kit Disassembled Kit View
  • 80040: ELEV-8 Hex Upgrade Kit Flying View
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Transforming your ELEV-8 Quadcopter into a Hexcopter has never been easier.  With the Hex Upgrade Kit, you simply swap out your center chassis plates and add two complete booms with motors and ESC's, reconfigure your Hoverfly Control Board, and you are up and flying a fortress in the sky!  All required electronic and hardware components are included in the kit to make the change easier and less time consuming.  

With the addition of the two motors, you gain an added 2 pounds of payload capacity over the Quadcopter.  This added payload is great for carrying cameras, measurement devices, extra batteries for longer flight time, and everything in between.  

The ELEV-8 Hexcopter chassis is set up to accommodate two batteries on the top chassis plate so that you will not have to try and configure a way to mount your power source.  The two batteries running in parallel makes compensating for the two added motors easy and convenient so that you do not stress a single battery with six motors.  In addition, the chassis plate cutouts and holes are cut to accommodate #4-40 sized screws.        

Key Features:

  • Adds 2 lbs of payload over a standard Quadcopter for your attachments  
  • Open underbody maintained for clear camera views  
  • Chassis cutouts keep a #4-40 sized screw head from passing through them, enabling you to mount hardware and equipment directly to the chassis

Application Ideas:

  • Upgrade your ELEV-8 Quadcopter to the HEX increase payload capacity to 4lbs.


  • Dimensions: 26" motor center to motor center, 7" high

Note: This kit is not for beginners, it requires a moderate amount of mechanical skill, for building and flying. The ELEV-8 Hexcopter kit requires an average of 2 hours to modify from a Quadcopter, 9 hours to build from the gound up. RC experience is highly recommended.


Downloads & Documentation

Download Details More Info
Hoverfly OPEN Users Guide - 2.94 MB | updated: 20 Sep 2012 - 3:57 pm
ELEV-8 Hex Upgrade Assembly Diagrams - 1.16 MB | updated: 24 Sep 2012 - 2:59 pm
ELEV-8 Hex Upgrade CAD Parts and Assembly Drawings - 42 MB | updated: 24 Sep 2012 - 3:14 pm
ELEV-8 Hex Upgrade PDFs - 2.21 MB | updated: 24 Sep 2012 - 3:06 pm
ELEV-8 Hex Upgrade DXF Files - 3.5 MB | updated: 24 Sep 2012 - 3:08 pm
ELEV-8 Hex Upgrade Kit Contents List - 68.03 KB | updated: 24 Sep 2012 - 3:05 pm
ELEV-8 Hex Upgrade eDrawings - 5.68 MB | updated: 24 Sep 2012 - 3:07 pm

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