Raph's Discussions (34)

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3S or 4S for the Y6?

Hi All,

I've been trying to extend my flight time, and also bring a bit more power to my Y6 - the direction people keep pointing me at is going to a 4S battery. Before taking the plunge, It would be great to hear from users that have tried, or are usi

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Safe to use built in BEC within ESC?

Here's a noob question. Is it safe to use the BEC within one of the 6 ESC's I have to power a camera (gopro)? Will everything function OK if I remove the 5v lead from my ESC connecting to the PDB, leaving only the signal wire?

Here is the ESC I am usi

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Y6 Loiter - Odd behavior (video)

I have to say overall I have great loiter performance with my Y6 - I did start to notice, though, that if I apply any yaw while in loiter mode, it begins to move out of position pretty aggresively. I was trying to tune this out but none of the YAW PI

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Y6 battery life. is something wrong?

I've been performing some flight tests using two batteries and I'm just not getting what i was expecting. I am hoping other Y6 users can chime in with their battery/flight times, and see if i'm really off.. or if this is what is expected. Lastly, mos

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ESCs with non-SimonK firmware?


Wanted to share my experience in hopes of saving someone else the massive waste of time and money, and in the slim case management from 3DR reads this and is aware of the misleading, and possibly fraudulent activities goes on within their company.

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Gimbal for 3DR Quad - or alike

Very interested in getting a Gimbal for my Quad. Has anyone here successfully accomplished this? I can't really seem to find a solution I can purchase instead of build from scratch,

Would love to hear any experiences or suggestions!

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Multicopter X Mission Planner Orientantion

Having a weird issue, I hope someone can help -

First my copter is in X configuration, and the image within mission planner on the map always has the directional arrow on one of the arms, instead of in between 2 arms where "foward" actually is. I assu

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Arducopter Battery Life (quad)

Hi All,

Very curious about what size batteries people are using, their payload, and what kind of flying time you are getting. Would love to extend my flight time as much as possible, so trying to find the right battery.

I am currently using ZIPPY Fligh

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Arducopter - RTL Fly away crash

Hi All-

First i have to thank everyone on this forum for providing such an amazing pool of information and helpful discussion. I hope someone can help.


APM 2.6 - ublox gps with compass & 3dr OSD. Also using dragonlink for control, plus RFD900 lon

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