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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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 Greg 10 hours ago. 23 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

Y6 not currently available from 3DR?

Started by Haygood. Last reply by Samuel B Udelman León on Friday. 2 Replies

Any idea what's up with that?  Is there a redesign in the works?  Anyone?  Anyone?  Paging Mr. Anderson to the white courtesy phone!!I was about to order parts for my bedragled Y6, but thought maybe…Continue

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

Started by thomas g wallace. Last reply by thomas g wallace on Thursday. 9 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

Crash of the day report...

Started by Haygood. Last reply by Greg on Wednesday. 1 Reply

Here's a tip:  Don't fly one into the side of your house.  Top rear motor failed, I think, but that doesn't explain it, exactly.  I've test flown on 5 motors before, briefly, and this was not that.  …Continue

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Comment by F. C. Bearsch "Tearig" 11 hours ago

Sudden tail Drop on the Y6, still not sure what is causing this, below is a video of it happening. I noticed this when I test flew it that is looked like it wanted to flip. I did not notice this behaviour before,

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...


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