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Posted by MTB guide | Dec 18, 2013 @ 12:11 PM | 1,227 Views
I am gathering all the parts I need to build my own carbon Y6 frame. I think I either have got everything or it is in the post so I will start writing about it now. Next part of this I guess will be ordering a lot of other parts I forgot I would need!

The parts I will use:
16mm diameter, 325mm long carbon tube for the arms.
Plastic boom mounts (which I am going to machine to lighten)
1.5mm carbon sheet for centre plates (still deciding on shape of the plates).
Aeroxcraft landing gear until I can afford to make my own.
Naza V2 with GPS and iOSD mini
ipower 2814Q 750kv motors
DYS 40a opto esc with simonk
custom harness
4s battery
1345 propellers to start with
Arris cm3000 gimbal
GP3 black

I am planning on integrating the gimbal into the bottom plate so save some weight. It might not work with the vibrations but it has got to be worth a go. The plan it to be around 2.2kg AUW with battery. That should give me close to 20 minutes AP with 6000mah battery hopefully. The Y6 would be able to carry a DSLR according to the calculations so if I have a light load I should get good flight times.

Let me know if you have any opinions/advice.
Posted by MTB guide | Nov 22, 2013 @ 04:32 AM | 1,567 Views
A few photos to from my DJI 550 hex to Y6 conversion. Motor one is at the back on the top (red arm), two is top front right, three is top front left, all top motors are anticlockwise rotation. Motor four is bottom back, five bottom right, six bottom left, all lower motors are clockwise rotation. Remember the bottom motors are inverted but the propellers are not! I have found having the single red arm at the back is much better for orientation. I am running the gains 5% higher on the pitch axis for basic and attitude, it seems to work really well with Naza. Let me know if you want more photos or have any questions....Continue Reading
Posted by MTB guide | Nov 22, 2013 @ 04:22 AM | 1,534 Views
Just a few photos in case it helps someone with their build. Motor one is at the back on the top (red arm), two is top front right, three is top front left, all top motors are anticlockwise rotation. Motor four is bottom back, five bottom right, six bottom left, all lower motors are clockwise rotation. Remember the bottom motors are inverted but the propellers are not! I have found having the single red arm at the back is much better for orientation. I am running the gains 5% higher on the pitch axis for basic and attitude, it seems to work really well with Naza. Let me know if you want more photos or have any...Continue Reading