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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1st custom y6

Started by Felix Borges. Last reply by DG 13 hours ago. 33 Replies

I am considering building my first y6 copter. I am in the process of making my list of items to get. Do you guys have advice on how to start. What parts are the good and what issues to look out for.

3DR Y6 legs

Started by Philipp Walker. Last reply by Flying Buddha yesterday. 10 Replies

Hi all,I really like the look (they really look amazing!), the lightness, simplicity and "foldability" of those C-shaped Y6 legs, but I'm questioning their stability: According to my experience, the…Continue


Started by Felipe Rabat. Last reply by Felipe Rabat yesterday. 5 Replies

Just came back in from my first flight of my 3DR Y6, and I am happy to report 3 consecutive successful flights.  To be honest, it was not the first attempt (I tried that in Panama before I moved to…Continue

Upgrade/Mod Input

Started by Matt Zweige. Last reply by Gavin Greenwood Jan 20. 7 Replies

I'm wanting to get a little bit more flight time out of the Y6, and maybe a little more power. I currently have a stock 3DR Y6. What upgrades would you all recommend? I've heard that having a larger…Continue

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Comment by Guy Fuller 8 hours ago

Ah! Finally after having to repair my Y6 from an unfortunate mishap back in December I was able to get a really good flight tonight.  I've been having issues with what I though the controls being reversed.  Seems my Taranis had the labels wrong all the time.  I was reversing what I though was pitch and it turned out to be roll.  It's been driving me nuts but when I finally realized what was happening it all became clear.  My Y6 ( the Green Goblin ) is now flying again and very nicely.  Just have to adjust the yaw and give it a little more authority.  Can't wait until tomorrow, I'm off and it is supposed to be almost 80 degrees, Sunny skies until latter in the evening.

Comment by DG on January 4, 2015 at 7:52pm

@ David Anders

I incorrectly assumed he already had 4s since mentioning the 1045 (figured he meant 1047) props. He has the 2013 Y6 then. I thought it was 1047 top and 1147 bottom for that version on 3s and Y6A configuration. If it is using 4x1045 props, his throttle at hover is likely well over 60%.

Nishid, sorry for giving you bad information. Good luck with your Y6.

Comment by Felipe Rabat on January 2, 2015 at 7:41pm

@Vu Tran

I sent an e-mail earlier.  All I have gotten so far is a link to the ESC calibration page.  Not sure if I did not make it clear that I ran twice the ESC calibrations, so the link does not really help me all that much...  And calling is a bit prohibitive, as I am overseas in Panama (the one in Central America, not the one in FL!).  However, if you guys work on Saturdays, I could be inclined to give you a call...

Comment by David Anders on January 2, 2015 at 5:53pm

 DG, not quite true.  We were running 3S 5000s for quite a while and they were more than fine.  It was only until we started lifting heavier weights that we made the jump to 4S.  If Nishid has the 3S batteries already, then there's no reason why he can't use them.

Nishid, I will say though, the 4000 will likely drain very quickly, so please make sure you have adequate battery monitoring in place.

Comment by DG on January 2, 2015 at 5:26pm

Nishid, you need 4s not 3s no matter which battery is chosen.

What exactly did you buy?

I should mention that 3DR is using MS 4s 10000mah 10c batteries on their flagship X8.  I see no reason why they wouldn't work on a Y6.

That said, I would not use a MS 10c battery less than 10000mah on a Y6B, unless they are 2x 5200 run in parallel (2p). The 10c rating is overstated IMO.

3D Robotics
Comment by Vu Tran on January 2, 2015 at 3:35pm

Hi Felipe, please give us a call or email and we'll help you out! Email: or call us at (858) 225-1414.  

Comment by Nishid on January 2, 2015 at 3:25pm
but will MS 3s 5200 and 4000 be good on hexacopter?? I got these battery today.
Comment by Felipe Rabat on January 2, 2015 at 1:47pm

Update; motor is fine.  ESC is the one acting up...

Comment by Felipe Rabat on January 2, 2015 at 1:05pm

OK, doing some inspection, it seems my #6 motor is toast...  Must have had some defect or something, because when checking, all cables are fine, but after testing, I touched the motor, and it was HOT (all others were not).  So, back to 3DR; I hope their customer service is good...  Unfortunately, this means I have to wait until I move to Costa Rica to fix this now!

Comment by Felipe Rabat on January 1, 2015 at 8:16pm

Oh, and by the way, I forgot to mention, I drained my wife's car's battery while charging the Y6, so she is not exactly happy about the Y6 right now...  Luckily, I had my other car here, so I just jumped her, but still, she is not so happy about it.


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