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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PIXHAWK outputs fluctuate a lot, causing fluctuating speed of motors.

Started by 66HEX. Last reply by Pablo Neira on Tuesday. 7 Replies

We are using pixhawk with 3dr Y6 frame 2014 configuration. After arming, when we gradually raised the throttle, we find that the speed of the motors fluctuated, sometimes low and sometimes high.…Continue

Tags: pixhawk, Y6

Issues with YAW

Started by Felipe Rabat. Last reply by Felipe Rabat Feb 19. 19 Replies

So, I took the Y6 out for a spin this weekend, and i am now having some issues with the Y6 keeping steady on the yaw axis.  It is actually wondering, and the rudder stick input is not correcting…Continue

So, which gimbal to get?

Started by Felipe Rabat. Last reply by Felipe Rabat Feb 19. 4 Replies

the options I have as of now are:Zenhuse 3dDYS Smart3Walkera G-3DQuanum Q-3DXcam A10-3HFeiyu Tech FY-G3 3-AxisThe main issue I keep reading on most of them is quality issues.  With any of these, I…Continue


Started by Felipe Rabat. Last reply by Doug Walmsley Feb 10. 13 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

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Comment by DG on Tuesday

Impressive Craig P.  Which one do you like the most?

Comment by Guy Fuller on Tuesday

Well after 4 weeks of trying to source props for my Y6 at my LHS and being told 3 times they expected them the next day I broke down and ordered them from APC.  Placed the order early Friday morning and had them in my hand this Monday evening.  My hat is off to the folks at APC.  Two flights tonight, Awesome.

Comment by Craig P. on February 18, 2015 at 4:16pm

My 3DR Drone Fleet (Y6B,Iris+,X8+)                                                                        (X8+ is in the finishing stages)                                                                              (Modified Turnigy 9XR w XJT module with Built in 3DR: Telemetry,5.8ghz Video Receiver, 4" Display & Tablet Mount)

Comment by Craig P. on February 17, 2015 at 9:35pm

Thanks for the suggestion Guy, I had looked at one similar but I was really hoping to find something with the pins (for the esc servo cables) and cables to the pixhawk (8 wire channel cable and red and black cable), as I'm not to familiar with the exact function of the servo cable from the esc enough to know how the PDB converts the three wire esc servo cable to the single coloured wired going to the pixhawk? I wish 3DR would make the parts for the X8 available like the other models.

A local company plans on selling the parts but haven't received any stock yet so that could be a bit, so perhaps I'll keep on the search for a single board rather than two quad boards.

Thanks Again,

Craig P.

Comment by Guy Fuller on February 17, 2015 at 7:12pm
Comment by Craig P. on February 16, 2015 at 5:08pm

Thanks @Guy

I had figured it was fine, but with the amount of $$$ invested into it, I thought perhaps a second opinion would be best....

This Diagram will be very useful for me in the near future as,

I'm also facing this issue trying to create (connect 2 quad PDB's) for my X8+ I'm finishing up, but two Tabs also fell off on the first quad PDB, so hopefully the second one will be better, as I can't seem to find a place to purchase a PDB for an 8 configuration like the one 3DR has on their factory made X8+...

Craig P.

Comment by Guy Fuller on February 16, 2015 at 5:01pm

In other words you should be fine Craig.

Comment by Guy Fuller on February 16, 2015 at 5:00pm

I believe that circuit runs in a series but I could be wrong.  I did find this image.

Comment by Craig P. on February 15, 2015 at 11:09pm

@Felipe, this will hopefully explain what I mean a little better 

Comment by Craig P. on February 15, 2015 at 10:07pm

Hi Felipe,

Thanks for the response,

Well I have not changed any wires and I did not place any added pressure (power) on any wire.

I simply connected the red power wire of one esc's on the same power tab as another esc's red power wire, so it would be simply a matter of wether or not the PDB tab could support the extra power pressure (one of the front tabs came off so I have the two front esc's red wires on the same positive tab without any deans connector). I did not touch any of the signal servo wires from any of the esc's, they all go according to what the instructions call for, I merely removed all the dean connectors from the PDB and soldered the ESC's directly to the PDB to save room so put more components inside.

So a better question would have been to ask would be how much power can one positive tab on the PDB handle? Will the extra pressure cause the PDB it to melt? I assumed it would be able to handle two 20A esc's using a 3s 33mah lipo but I could be wrong.

During calibration everything worked great (all motors seemed to have the same power) so this is why I also assumed that it would work fine.

I wish I would have taken a photo before re-assembling it for a proper explanation.

Thanks again,

Craig P.


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