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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Issues connecting Pixhawk to Mission Planner

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

So, I finished buiding the Y6 today.  Tried to do the setup, but for some reason, only APM will recognize the Pixhawk, but Mission PLanner will not.  Normally it would not be an issue, since I could…Continue

Y6 Hot motors and ESCs

Started by James A. Last reply by Doug Walmsley 5 hours ago. 241 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

Altitude increase during Auto missions

Started by James Paterson yesterday. 0 Replies

Hi All,I have been flying auto missions with my Y6B with default gains. Most flights are pretty good, with the vehicle maintaining steady altitude, but sometimes it climbs quite a lot above the…Continue

Y6B Sync issues always with ESC/Motor No.6 running 3.2 and Pixhawk

Started by Alex Wong. Last reply by Alex Wong Dec 12. 5 Replies

Dear Y6 Owners and other DIYDroners,I am looking for some help.Ever since installing 3.2 on my Y6B I have had intermittent failure of motor No.6.  Always no .6Ah, "It has to be an ESC or Motor" I…Continue

Tags: 3.2, Sync, Y6B

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Comment by Guy Fuller on December 6, 2014 at 1:13pm

Just depends Felipe, the X6r comes with two different type antenna.  The normal "whisker" type and  a paddle type.  I had no way of routing either so saw the antenna mount on Thingieverse and went for it. It also provided a mount for the receiver getting it out of useful real estate. Works out nice for me.  That left me with a ton of room on top for my vTx and my OSD that I need to mount after the holidays and I have more time.  I've been working with "people" here in southern Arizona exposing wildcat dumping in the desert and plan to use the X6 to image and spot old and new dumping.  It's a neat project and has resulted in several, Ah, can't say that for now.

Comment by Felipe Rabat on December 6, 2014 at 9:14am

Thanks, Guy.  I plan on using a Futaba receiver, so I guess I should not use the printed base... 

Comment by Guy Fuller on December 5, 2014 at 7:50pm

OK got a new SJ4000 and through it in my Tarot 2d and attached it to my Phantom for testing.  Awesome camera and the gimble is now tuned for the SJ4K.  Looks like a good combination for the Y6

Comment by Guy Fuller on December 5, 2014 at 7:47pm

DG, the motors are Turnigy Multistar 2216 800.  The ESC's are Turnigy Multistar 20 Amp Multi-rotor Brushless ESC 2-4s ( Opto ) I'm running a uBec power direct from the PDB.  Motors are green along with the esc's so the antenna mast and the compass/gps went green.  Gives it some Attitude and at the field it gets second looks.

Comment by Guy Fuller on December 5, 2014 at 7:25pm

Felipe, I'm using an X6r Rec and found this on thingivers

Thought it looked cool an gave the Y6 attitude.  I also found a compass/gps mast as I wanted the compass off the top.  Unfortunately for me.  I marred my wife's kitchen table ( dog house for a week but fixed now ) so I designed some booties for the legs. No more dog house for me.  One thing I did do was solder my UBec to the PDB and have second thoughts on that but it works.  Other than that, straight forward build and I've never build one until this one.

Comment by Felipe Rabat on December 5, 2014 at 1:36pm

@Guy & @Stop, which antennas are you using the 3D printed mount (Y mount) for?  Receiver, telemetry or video?  I received part of the shipment today for my Y6 (battery, FPV gear, video switcher for the 2 cameras I plan to mount), but the kit itself is still not here...  Cant wait to get started on it!  I already 3D Printed a base for the sonar, by the way, and I REALLY like the look of that antenna mount!

Comment by DG on December 5, 2014 at 1:14pm

Guy, what motors are those? Obviously not 3DR.

Also, I have that exact 3d printed antenna mount for my x6r.

Comment by Guy Fuller on November 27, 2014 at 1:52pm

Maiden Flight, Awesome!  just needs a little tweaking as it's a little sluggish but plan to Auto Tune latter this afternoon.  Happy Thanksgiving everyone.  Have a Cigar.

Comment by Guy Fuller on November 27, 2014 at 1:49pm

My New Baby was Born this afternoon at 12:06

Comment by Guy Fuller on November 21, 2014 at 9:08pm

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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