Thirty Days (#26): Two Y6 copters in carry-on

Joe was able to fit two of the new folding Y6 birds plus RC transmitters in his carry on bag. TSA did ask a few questions, but let them through.

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Comment by Chuck on June 10, 2013 at 2:54pm

Oh I like that, I plan to use that a lot more often. The word drone has so much negative press and I can't say UAS without sounding like I am trying to throw out terms that everyone should know but doesn't. "Flying robot" sounds exactly like what we are here, hobbyist, without sounding like I am part of the DARPA.

Jealous of the contents of that bag :)


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Comment by Alan Sanchez on June 10, 2013 at 3:42pm

I just say RC helicopters hahaha


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Comment by David Anders on June 10, 2013 at 4:37pm
Very nice... And like the names... Yolo 1 and 4. "You only live once"... (;

Is there an eta on the folding y6?

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Comment by leonardthall on June 10, 2013 at 5:10pm

I was very impressed to. I am really starting to come around to the Y6 concept, especially after hearing how much time they put into optimizing the motor propeller combination.

They fold very well and have PLENTY of power to lift a camera and/or some extra batteries.

How fast can they go?


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Comment by David Anders on June 10, 2013 at 5:32pm
Im just waiting for #swag. (;

I did know that you could modify the hex but was more interested in the designed foldable y6. That was the eta question. (:

Btw, did you get any questions from tsa on the props?
Comment by Joseph Aletky on June 10, 2013 at 6:07pm
As far as Y6 speed, they are faster than a quad because of the extra power. I think our limitation is software as of now, but that mainly effects Auto mode. We are working on testing the latest code, which allows for much higher speeds.
Comment by Rob_Lefebvre on June 10, 2013 at 6:13pm

Think you can break 30 m/s?

I'm curious how long multirotors can keep up those speeds.  

Comment by novrizal herdananto on June 11, 2013 at 12:17am

samething happened to me a couple days ago, the airport security only concerns in radio transmitter is disconnected from the batteries..

Comment by Billy B on June 11, 2013 at 1:19am

Just been through 3 international flights with 2 4S 5000mah batteries in my carry-ons. There was one swabbing for illegal substances but otherwise had no problem. They have posters everywhere showing battery capacity limits for carryons but none actually checked them as long as you don't put them in check in baggage.

Comment by David Scroggins on June 11, 2013 at 9:05pm

Were you guys able to go on the flight with the lipo batteries?

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