Arducopter Y6 Owners


Arducopter Y6 Owners

This is where we discuss all things related to the 3DR Arducopter Y-6, from Tuning, to issues, to mods.

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Y6 Payload Capacity

Started by Elvis. Last reply by Nigel Brown 4 hours ago. 1 Reply

We are considering using the Y6 for a science project but need to know the payload capacity first. We used the QAV500 in a previous project and were carrying a 1.1lb payload; we are hoping for closer…Continue

Spektrum DX7S is there a correct model to use as a default model?

Started by Brent Teveit. Last reply by Brent Teveit 7 hours ago. 10 Replies

Another new Y6B owner. Build is complete and getting first flight tests in. After a few minor tweaks after the various calibration steps I am down to what I think is my one hurdle. I have a fast…Continue

y-6B won't lift off of ground on initial flight test.

Started by thomas g wallace. Last reply by Brent Teveit yesterday. 7 Replies

just completed assembly of 3d robotics 6Y-B and can,t get it off the ground.  The battery voltage goes from 11.8 volts to a low of 10.6volts as the throttle is raised from zero to 100%.  You can lift…Continue

My 3DR Y6 flipped and crashed when a motor died. Isn't the Y6 (and X8) supposed to compensate in this situation?

Started by Amos Olson. Last reply by FPV Aviator on Sunday. 21 Replies

My question is this: is the Y6 actually supposed to compensate in cases of motor/prop/esc failure, or is this configuration really no more reliable than "normal" multicopter configurations?I've been…Continue

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Comment by Craig P. on July 11, 2014 at 6:17pm

New firmware update completely messed up any connection possibility with Y6 anyone know where to get last version of APM Planner?

Comment by Matt on March 2, 2014 at 12:40pm

Kyosho Zeal Vibration Absorption Sheet Z8006

I cut 4 squares and mounted the APM to the frame.  The APM is on there solid and minimizes vibration.  YOU CANNOT GO WRONG WITH THIS.


Comment by Craig P. on March 2, 2014 at 10:31am

What are the best mounting tape/foam or method for mounting a pixhawk? (Mounted it backwards at first with the original foam squares).

Comment by Geoff on February 21, 2014 at 10:41am

Pretty sure cloverleaf antennas on 433 or 915mhz is not the best option. For 433, you should use a Dipole or a Monople like the one linked below[1].

The antenna in the pic looks like a 5.8ghz antenna, which will probably perform horribly if it's plugged into a 433 or 915mhz tx.


Comment by Emin Bu on February 21, 2014 at 9:58am

And how your sonars on all sides working is very interesting too...

Comment by Emin Bu on February 21, 2014 at 9:57am

Yanjun Zang can you please give me link where you find cloverleaf antenna for radio(I need 433MHz)Thank you...about your Y6...maybe you can do all the wires under main plate at bottom not top and make your multi not that high...

Comment by Yanjun Zhang on February 21, 2014 at 1:01am

I am a documentary photographer, I prefer to use damping to obtain subjective images. Gimbal will bring another kind of vision, need to more load.

Comment by tahines on February 9, 2014 at 6:10am

Finally got my Y6 setup to fly Mission planner.  This is the short version.

Comment by Brendan22 on February 3, 2014 at 7:50pm

To mount the gimbal shown below I printed a small bracket but it's probably easier to just bend up a bit of ali or similar...

Comment by Brendan22 on February 3, 2014 at 7:22pm

I managed to attach my Tarot gimbal to the top plate using the (more recent) Tarot anti-vibration mount.  There's just enough room so the gimbal "floats" without touching anything...


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