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Old Aug 02, 2012, 04:23 PM
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Scratchbuilt Y6

Hi all, thought I would pop this on here and share a few pic's.
This is my Y6, I'm building for FPV soon I hope! (still need video TX)
I have built a few Quads but thought something a bit different for the FPV would be nice.

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This was the first test flight, with all stock pid's.

Y6 Copter (1 min 6 sec)


Specs:

1.6 mm fibreglass sheets
12.5 X 12.5 mm Aluminium box section 1.6 mm wall
Keda 20-22L 17A 924Kv motors
Turnigy Plush 18 amp speed controllers
9 X 4.5 X 3 props
4000 ma battery, gives just over 9 mins flight
AUW so far 1610 g
Wheelbase? an odd way to put it! 440mm dia


Well that's all for now i think, are one other thing, can anyone recommend a good 5.8 gig video TX?

Thanks

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Old Aug 02, 2012, 10:30 PM
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Where did you get the plates and alum box section cut?
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Old Aug 03, 2012, 04:52 AM
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Hi Noob Mike,

I did the whole thing by hand, measured it all out, cut it then filed it.
I did use a bench drill for the holes(they took forever), the de-burring was a nightmare! had to do it inside so wires can run through the booms.
But there you have it all hand built.

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Old Aug 03, 2012, 05:45 AM
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What kind of stores sell fiberglass?
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Old Aug 03, 2012, 06:18 AM
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Hi vineet_p,

I found it on ebay, here is the link.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fibreglass...#ht_873wt_1271

Colour may be more yellow like mine, but the first lot was like the picture.

Woppit

PS. sorry I don't think he ships outside the UK, maybe worth an ask.
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Old Aug 03, 2012, 07:05 AM
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Well that's all for now i think, are one other thing, can anyone recommend a good 5.8 gig video TX?

Thanks

Woppit
i have been using the following, multiwiicopter also sell a custom antenna, they make a large difference

http://www.multiwiicopter.com/produc...ghz-ntsc-60fps

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...Tx_Rx_Set.html
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Old Aug 03, 2012, 07:48 AM
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So cool! Good work mate, I was a little confused by the red lights for forward arms, but seeing it in flight the red is really a good choice.

How many battery packs do you have running? Could you post pics of your wiring job so other aspiring builders such as myself can have a look? I'm perplexed about how to hook up all the ESCs to the battery
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Old Aug 03, 2012, 02:57 PM
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Hi Dogz85,

Thanks for that, I have seen these but have been wondering about the power.
But thinking about it I will not be going very far so i think it will do the job.
I have a camera so the price looks good to!

Thanks

Hi AeroRoo,

I just used this standard type power board but linked where you see in red, so the current can run both ways. all ESC's connected to the large holes and the LED strips run from the smaller holes and are powered via a small 2 amp ESC.
That way I can control them from the radio. The next time I have to take the air frame apart I will take a pic and pop it in.

Hope this is of some help

Woppit

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Old Aug 06, 2012, 02:39 PM
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Looks great Thats awesome hand skills, I have to stick to CNC to get something like that :P
What controller you using?
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Old Aug 06, 2012, 06:22 PM
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Hi Milesl,

Thanks, it does take a while to do but it's fun!
I am using the Crius AIO Pro, it was using the Crius SE but I upgraded to use GPS.

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Old Aug 07, 2012, 02:36 AM
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Nice You using Multiwii or MPNG?
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Old Aug 07, 2012, 04:34 AM
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I am using Multiwii at the moment, but I'm thinking of giving MPNG a go to see what it's like. What are you using?
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Old Aug 07, 2012, 11:44 AM
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I'm using an APM 1 with latest Arducopter code on a small Y6 (Not as nice as yours :P)
Feels very stable (I don't have much experience with flying helis or multi's, FW for 5 years), and so far no major crashes.
Loads of useful features and with xbees, its a really capable UAV. Was having a look at the AIOP with the MPNG, but found an APM 2 at a good price and have ordered that instead.

Would be interested to see how the MPNG is, as the board is a third of the price of an APM 2 board
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Old Aug 08, 2012, 06:02 PM
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Just another Video, quality is not that good it was done on a phone!

Y6 Copter (1 min 59 sec)
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Old Aug 09, 2012, 07:48 AM
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Brilliant The LED's look great too.
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