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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Initial Setup Wizards in APM:Planner and Initial RTF Y6 Motor Spin

Started by Ben Snyder. Last reply by Ben Snyder yesterday. 4 Replies

I'm running the initial setup of my RTF Y6 and I'm not getting a response when I throttle-down/rudder-right to spin the motors. I ran the ESC routine and all the motors responded to the Tx throttle…Continue

Circle mode not working

Started by Dan Cohen yesterday. 0 Replies

any ideas on what I can check? The copter is getting the command, I see circle mode on the Mission planner screen. when it goes into circle mode It just seems to drift.Continue

Tags: mode, cicle, y6

Battery Voltage Reading 0.0v on Mavlink - "Full Battery" icon on OSD

Started by Darryl Cannon. Last reply by Richard Boyhan on Friday. 6 Replies

Another thread for future reference for anyone else having this problem.  I've searched the forums here and with no success in finding an answer.I have the 2014 Y6B RTF kit that was…Continue

Binding Transmitter to Pixhawk

Started by Darryl Cannon. Last reply by Darryl Cannon Apr 9. 18 Replies

I'm waiting for a reply back from 3DR with an answer, but in the meantime I figure I'll start this thread and post the answer when I hear something back from them or you guys, seeing how I searched…Continue

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Comment by Craig P. on March 12, 2014 at 7:07am

Issues connecting X8R to pixhawk....What's the proper method of connecting a FRSKY X8R with a pixhawk? From my understanding three wire from X8R into RC port on pixhawk. Not familiar with which place the three wire connects to X8R? Or if this is completely wrong in general? Any help is appreciated thanks!

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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