"If there is a way to override Failsafe I didn't know what it was.
You can switch modes out and back to take back control during failsafe. So for instance, if I'm in Loiter/GPS flight, and it goes into RTL, I can switch it to Manual then back to…"
"I don't think the SF/SFP have different thrust characteristics, but could be wrong.
The slow flier designation just means they are designed to spin at a lower speed and still push a good bit of air at lower forward flight speeds. They usually have…"
"Why are people losing props? I just swapped out all of the prop nuts with nylon reinforced "lock-nuts" from the hardware store. Sure they're heavier by maybe a gram, but it's a damn sight better trade-off than having your rig fall from the sky."
"That's good to hear. They should be selling every single part on it, since you will have crashes and failures eventually.
I ended up installing 2 carbon tubes and mounting the gimbal up using the standard included clip-on mounts. Kind of bulky,…"
"I think a couple of the advantages of the Y6 layout are that it gives you a more distinct profile from below, so it's easier to orient flight direction than traditional quad/hex/octo. It also gives the camera a clearer view out the front with 120…"
"Thanks again for the thorough walkthrough. After doing all that, I do get a battery indication of "99%", but it says 13.5v instead of the measured 16.8 I entered. Is that normal?
*EDIT* Ok using a different software, APM Mission Planner 2, I was…"
"Thank you Haygood, sounds like exactly what I need to do, and I'm about to get on it also.
I too was amazed it wasn't damaged more. I could have swore I saw the blades disintegrate, but even those were just a little scratched up but fine. I have…"
Another thread for future reference for anyone else having this problem. I've searched the forums here and ardupilot.com with no success in finding an answer.I have the 2014 Y6B RTF kit that was assembled and "tested" before shipping by 3D…
"I guess because it wasn't on there long, and the battery had not been fully charged from the RTF kit, it was quick/low enough not to cause damage. I'll keep that in mind next time if needed though, thank you."
"I didn't take the props off, it doesn't spin the motors up so that's just an overly-cautious safety precaution thing. In APM Planner 2, if you have the Y6 connected successfully, you should be about to go to "Initial Setup" tab, and there should be…"
"This is the problem with dropping a standard manual, and dumping customers into forums for basic instructions like binding. You guys are about to get inundated with those of us who are buying into their "Ready To Fly" claims. The community should…"