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Old Dec 06, 2012, 06:40 AM
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Conventional Hex or Y6?

OK, I'm looking at a new copter using a Naza and GPS, primarily with the intention of carrying a Panasonic compact camera. I was originally planning to go with the DJI Flamewheel hex frame, but it struck me, from reading on this forum, that a single ESC or motor failure on a conventional Hex type is very likely to lead to a crash. I'm wondering if using the same equipment, but in a Y6 type is less likely to crash in case of a similar failure. So, I suppose the real question here is, will a Y6 still be flyable with one motor not running?
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 09:14 AM
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They both are still flyable assuming your 5 remaining motors can handle the weight used to be controlled by 6. Y6 are a lot more controllable if your weight is ok when their is a failure though.
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 09:49 AM
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Hex.
Y6 did not give sufficient flight time when loaded down and I am at high altitude here in El Paso.
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 11:52 AM
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OK, thanks for your opinions chaps. I can see that the lower props on a Y6 will always be working in the downwash of the upper props and that this could lead to vibes etc., but I can also see that the Y6 is going to be more controllable if a motor should stop in flight. I guess it's all down to a series of compromises, as always!
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 11:56 AM
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Some are getting good results with the Y6, and say its smoother in flight. I think you will have vibration issues with any multi, just need to make sure you have good isolation to the Gimbal.
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 12:02 PM
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OK, thanks for your opinions chaps. I can see that the lower props on a Y6 will always be working in the downwash of the upper props and that this could lead to vibes etc., but I can also see that the Y6 is going to be more controllable if a motor should stop in flight. I guess it's all down to a series of compromises, as always!
You wont see anymore vibes because of the coax design of a Y6. You will however find they are a bit less efficient. The trade off is they are MUCH smoother in the wind and for that reason I will be moving from a flat hex to a Y6 on my main machine.
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Old Dec 08, 2012, 10:11 AM
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I've ordered a Y6 frame and will give it a try. I can just swap everything over to a hex if I don't like it for any reason.
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Old Dec 08, 2012, 10:33 AM
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Yeah frames are cheap it's the motors, ESCs and flight controllers that cost money.
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