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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 Hot motors and ESCs

Started by James A. Last reply by DG 7 hours ago. 193 Replies

Hi, just been testing my Y6 with it's new 6000mah 4S pack and noticed the motors are getting hot. This is affecting the bottom motors more where if you touch them on the base, non rotating part, they…Continue

Advice for a noob building a Y6?

Started by Felipe Rabat. Last reply by DG 13 hours ago. 3 Replies

My Y6 Kit should be shipped next week, and I have been reading quite a bit online.  I ordered it along with 3DR's…Continue

Trouble with Radio End Point calibration with Spektrum DX7s/Pixhawk

Started by noslokire. Last reply by noslokire 15 hours ago. 8 Replies

Greetings all. First post so bear with me, I'll try to make this as descriptive as possible to help a poor soul who follows me down my path of pain. I'm building my first 3DR Y6B UAV and am running…Continue

Tags: 3DR, Y6B, Pixhawk, AR8000, DX7s

Mounting sonar

Started by nickthecook. Last reply by Felipe Rabat yesterday. 6 Replies

Are any of you guys (or girls?) using a sonar module from the 3DR store? If so, how did you mount it?They sell a mounting plate, but it's for the "Hexa-B", not the Y6. It looks like it goes between…Continue

Tags: y6, sonar

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Comment by Guy Fuller yesterday

Ah! got my props today almost ready just waiting now for the Trannis to arrive.  Should be tomorrow if they get it out of PHX tonight.


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Comment by Nathaniel Caner on Tuesday

Craig,

Sounds like you're on your way now! I don't know if your aware of this but I found the wiki for APM PLanner 2.0 after a bit of digging. Here is a link, hope this helps.

Regards,

Nathaniel ~KD2DEY

Comment by Craig P. on Tuesday

Thanks Nathanial,

Last question turned out to be accidentally using a different cable (my guess is this one was missing a pin) so solved that problem.

And when I enter the config/tunning tab in APM planner i can see a list of Standard Params, with many different parameters and number values and when searching "frame" in the filter tab the frame type param came up as Y6B selected in the scroll down tab, so I'm guessing this is correct and I'm now switched over?

Thanks again,

Craig.


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Comment by Nathaniel Caner on Tuesday

Craig,

Check your parameters and look for the parameter "Frame" if it's set coeectly it should have a value of 10. This equals a Y6B frame type.

I can't say for sure on your last question, however it can't hurt.

Regards,

Nathaniel ~KD2DEY

Comment by Craig P. on Tuesday

Nathanial,

I took the direction of your last post and did manage to find the Y6B frame type page, I merely needed to be connected and only required me clicking on the button.

But my question now is upon selecting the Y6B frame type, nothing came up to indicate it was selected? Mind you I didn't reinstall firmware or recalibrate in anyway.

So did it actually change? or do i require going through the complete firmware reinstallation?

For some reason I can connect to the pixhawk via telemetry but not with my mac via usb anymore so perhaps I need to reboot after I reinstalled APM Planner and its drivers?

Thanks again,

Craig.


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Comment by Nathaniel Caner on Tuesday

Craig,

After some further consideration and investigation I must change my earlier statement. That Icon is the same Icon used in Mission Planner. When you go through the initial setup in MP, you select the frame type as shown and then select the subtype Y6A or Y6B on a separate page. I can't get you a picture because the Arducopter Manual pages wont load right now. In any event I suspect the APM Planner has the same setup. I can't help you with the specifics as I've never used APM Planner. I'll keep looking around, if I find anything I'll let you know.

Bill Bonney is the lead developer. Try sending him a PM. I'm sure he can help you out.

Regards,

Nathaniel ~KD2DEY

Comment by Craig P. on Monday

Thanks Nathaniel,

I have not tried Mission Planner, as I don't own windows.

I do have a tablet running Droidplanner, but as far as I know I cannot reprogram from that, but I may be wrong.

I'm not to sure who's developing APM Planner on Mac at the moment, but I should look into that so thanks for that idea.

Craig.


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Comment by Nathaniel Caner on Monday

Craig,

If the icons are the only choice then I don't see one that applies to a Y6B configuration. I only see a Y6A, bottom row third from left. I would bring this up with the APM Planner developers. As it stands it looks like there isn't support for Y6B.

Have you tried using Mission Planner instead?

Good Luck,

Nathaniel ~KD2DEY

Comment by Craig P. on Monday

Please Help, which is the frame type for the Y6B frame?

Comment by meavydev on November 15, 2014 at 1:43am

@Nathaniel Caner

I have created a thread http://diydrones.com/group/arducopter-y6-owners-group/forum/topics/...

Yes I meant APM Planner 2 and it is the latest build which fixes the compass calibration on the Mac.

Thanks

 

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