BOLT: Very small, fast + agile Y6 hexacopter



Once in a while a need a new copter, this time it had to be a very small Y6 copter. It is meant for FPV flying, and that really works very good! It fits through really small holes, and it flies very precisely. It is my first Y6, and I am pretty much convinced by this concept. Ok, well, flight time is an issue.. I get 6:30 min with 1000mAh, but that is still reasonable for such an aerodynamic disaster.




Some more pictures can be found here:
http://shrediquette.blogspot.com/p/shrediquette-bolt.html


Some data:
Max. dimension 21cm
Roxxy 1815/25
Airace propellers
"CCD-Killer" CMOS FPV camera
mGUIDE controller
Turnigy Plush 6A ESCs + I²C->PWM micro converters
3S 1000 mAh battery
274g icl. battery & FPV equipment

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Comment by Chris Anderson on May 19, 2011 at 12:13am
Stunning. Bravo!!!
Comment by ThomasB on May 19, 2011 at 12:41am

Whow, hätte nicht gedacht das so ein  Format so gut fliegt.

Echt gewagtes Design. Klasse Umsetzung  :)

Comment by Dimitar Kolev on May 19, 2011 at 2:39am
Very nice William - copter and the video/music! I know that probably it is more hobby to you, but may be it is finally time to put one of these as a kit. I guess Kickstarter or similar is a good starting point - you can get good funding and a even more testers/fans. I already bought a frame from your mini (roughly before half a year) - it still stays on the shelf ...just lack of time and dedication. Instead I am flying some Ar.drones, but they are quite limited in wind and aerobatics.
Comment by ionut on May 19, 2011 at 3:25am
What do you use for flight stabilization?ArduMega?
Comment by W. Thielicke on May 19, 2011 at 3:46am

Hi,

I know that probably it is more hobby to you, but may be it is finally time to put one of these as a kit.

Well, that would be nice, but I am really too busy with other things... Investing time in a kit would mean that I don't have any time left to build my own copters and to develop new stuff...
What do you use for flight stabilization?ArduMega?
I am using my own system, which is basically a arduino pro mini + adxrs 610 + adxl 322. I program my controller in BASCOM basic.
Comment by ionut on May 19, 2011 at 4:01am
What material do you use to cut your frames and how do you cut them?

How do you control the motors.Do they spin in the same direction?It uses the same principles from the tricopter?
Comment by W. Thielicke on May 19, 2011 at 4:06am
That is 0.8mm carbon that a friend cuts for me using a CNC. All 6 motors have their own ESC and are controlled independently, and they spin in a coax configuration.
Comment by a gt on May 19, 2011 at 4:42am

 

Amazing

Comment by Jonathan Lussier on May 19, 2011 at 5:45am

Hi William!

Good work, excellent craftmanship!

What are the benefits of the 6-motor 'tri copter?'

I am building a small (very very small) bi-copter based on the Gary Gress 'copters, but I won't be able to fit a camera onto it!

Comment by Kevin Bouchard on May 19, 2011 at 5:53am
I love the "double-deck" frame! Looks pretty solid and a blast to fly, great work!

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