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Old Mar 30, 2012, 12:19 PM
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This is still confusing. In a normal quad, all props are lifting, lettering is facing up. On the Vtail, I would assume the front 2 motors would be the same as a normal quad, props lifting, lettering facing up.

For the back motors, I think you are stating that the rear props are pushing, meaning the prop lettering is facing down.

All this while observing the CW/CCW directions for a Y4/Vtail.

Correct?
No not correct...
The prop rotation will tell you the way they have to be mounted.
Since if you want to fly they have to push air thru ground.. or you never lift..!
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Old Mar 30, 2012, 12:38 PM
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a picture is better :
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Old Mar 30, 2012, 12:50 PM
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I think the confusion is in when a prop is lifting vs. pushing, so let's change the discussion.

In the picture just posted, for the rear motors, is lettering for props facing up? I would think yes, and then like you said direction of rotation guides you on whether you need a CW or CCW prop. It is only potentially confusing when you have a downward facing motor like in this vtail or a Y6, seeing the direction of rotation doesn't tell the whole story unless you state that regardless of motor mount direction, prop lettering is always up.
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Old Mar 30, 2012, 12:57 PM
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Yes lettering (extrado) is on the top ( like on a quadri)
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Old Mar 30, 2012, 12:58 PM
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Lettering will never face down... since that way the air would push the copter to the ground..
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Old Mar 30, 2012, 01:02 PM
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ha ha..

think about this one guys.. Science teacher asked us many many years ago..

When you push down with your hand on a desk .. ( it does not move)

Is your hand pushing on the desk or the desk pushing back at you ?

Anyway.. props "letters" will always face up .. to push\pull the copter skyward..



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I think the confusion is in when a prop is lifting vs. pushing, so let's change the discussion.

In the picture just posted, for the rear motors, is lettering for props facing up? I would think yes, and then like you said direction of rotation guides you on whether you need a CW or CCW prop. It is only potentially confusing when you have a downward facing motor like in this vtail or a Y6, seeing the direction of rotation doesn't tell the whole story unless you state that regardless of motor mount direction, prop lettering is always up.
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Yes lettering (extrado) is on the top ( like on a quadri)
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Old Mar 30, 2012, 01:15 PM
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What is the word on efficiency lost because of the tilted motors? This looks fairly interesting if it behaves just like a tricopter.
Very nice frame, indeed!
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Old Mar 30, 2012, 01:27 PM
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hey guys good news and bad. Good, I recieved the Frame today. it is awsome. now for the bad, I am having issues updating the firmware for the naze32. TC e-mailed me what to do, but my computer is giving me issues and I am not getting the options for the fimeware updater, so if anyone here has experience with that let me know. Thanks TC3
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Old Mar 30, 2012, 01:42 PM
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hey guys good news and bad. Good, I recieved the Frame today. it is awsome. now for the bad, I am having issues updating the firmware for the naze32. TC e-mailed me what to do, but my computer is giving me issues and I am not getting the options for the fimeware updater, so if anyone here has experience with that let me know. Thanks TC3
Naze32 -> AfroFlight?
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Old Mar 30, 2012, 01:44 PM
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Naze32 -> AfroFlight?
Yes, that would be correct
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Yes afroflight. but in the firmware demonstrator is not playing nice on my pc. so I may just install my quadrino on the frame for now till I can get it sorted out. and as for multiwii. what is motor place ment on the board. basically I am asking which is motor 1 ,2,3,4, on the frame. and which pin on the multiwii board. I know it goes pin 9, 10, 11 and so on. so is like pin 9 motor 1 or pin 11 motor 4 I just want to make sure everything is hooked up right. it has been along time since I have messed with the multi wii stuff. at the moment my quadrino is on a quad that works perfect with ver 1.8ver2, so have not had it pluged into the pc for along time. there was no need . LOL and I am going to upgrade to 2.0 and use either y4 or vtail config.
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Old Mar 30, 2012, 01:54 PM
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Yes afroflight. but in the firmware demonstrator is not playing nice on my pc. so I may just install my quadrino on the frame for now till I can get it sorted out. and as for multiwii. what is motor place ment on the board. basically I am asking which is motor 1 ,2,3,4, on the frame. and which pin on the multiwii board. I know it goes pin 9, 10, 11 and so on. so is like pin 9 motor 1 or pin 11 motor 4 I just want to make sure everything is hooked up right. it has been along time since I have messed with the multi wii stuff. at the moment my quadrino is on a quad that works perfect with ver 1.8ver2, and I am going to upgrade to 2.0 and use either y4 or vtail config.
If you got the AfroFlight working let me know

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Old Mar 30, 2012, 01:56 PM
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I have an afroboard on my vario copter but it uses mk software the naze 32 is different, it uses the multi wii control panel, but to up date the firmare it is different.
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Old Mar 30, 2012, 02:00 PM
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Yes afroflight. but in the firmware demonstrator is not playing nice on my pc. so I may just install my quadrino on the frame for now till I can get it sorted out. and as for multiwii. what is motor place ment on the board. basically I am asking which is motor 1 ,2,3,4, on the frame. and which pin on the multiwii board. I know it goes pin 9, 10, 11 and so on. so is like pin 9 motor 1 or pin 11 motor 4 I just want to make sure everything is hooked up right. it has been along time since I have messed with the multi wii stuff. at the moment my quadrino is on a quad that works perfect with ver 1.8ver2, so have not had it pluged into the pc for along time. there was no need . LOL and I am going to upgrade to 2.0 and use either y4 or vtail config.
Take a look at second post..!!
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Old Mar 30, 2012, 02:14 PM
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If your board is this one you have motors numbers. Look at the second post to know how to connect

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