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Aug 26, 2012, 01:29 PM
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My Attempt at a Pro looking Y6 UAV


Hi Guys,

I though you may like to see some pictures and info on my attempt to try to produce a professional looking 950mm Y6 Copter. As you can see I have been heavily influenced by the X6 Draganflyer.

The body I made by carving and sanding a hard foam which was covered with self adhesive carbon look vinyl. This was a bit tricky with all the compound curves on the Pod section. This was achieved with a lot of patience, and careful use of a hairdryer to pull and stretch the vinyl into position.

The board I am using is the the new KK2.0 with the LED display

I chose to use 6 of the 200w E power BL2215-25 950kv motors as these are prettly light at 60 grams

Although, 1 of the motors has already has a partially failed lower bearing after maybe only 30 mins of use, creating a bit of yaw and a slight loss of power. A new one is on its way and will be fitted shortly. Once fitted I will produce a decent video for upload

Here are the specs:
Frame: motor to motor 950mm
6 X Turnigy Plush 20 amp esc with additional cooling fins
6 X 200W E Power motors with 10.4.5 props
4500mah Lipo 40c
All alloy and composites framework/body
High intensity navigation light
Flight Duration 12 min
All up Weight 1400 grams
Total Lift Thrust = 5700 grams (about 185 oz)

Sorry the Video is a bit short, but I did not want to take too many chances with the defective motor failing
Y6 950mm Carbon style UAV kk.2.0 LED (0 min 59 sec)


Any comments/suggestions/questions on settings etc are welcome.
Last edited by Nexus21214; Aug 27, 2012 at 03:53 AM.
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Aug 26, 2012, 06:48 PM
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WOW that is sick looking how much for you to build just an X frame like that? Very nicely done
Aug 27, 2012, 12:31 AM
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Looks good! Where did you get those heat sinks on the esc's?
Aug 27, 2012, 12:39 AM
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That looks menacing. Seek & destroy.
Aug 27, 2012, 01:21 AM
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Looks good! Where did you get those heat sinks on the esc's?
I work on computers and had a bunch of old motherboards laying around i took the chipset heat sinks and they where about the perfect size i used thermal glue to adhere them you could try that some ESC's have them pre installed
Aug 27, 2012, 03:49 AM
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Re Heat Sinks


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Looks good! Where did you get those heat sinks on the esc's?
Hi, got em from an electronics store in the uk called Maplin, but you can get em on ebay just look up computer heat sinks

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Aug 27, 2012, 04:03 AM
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Hey thanks, I wanted it to look a bit mean and Terminator style. I tried to keep the weight down, but its hard to do as the motors are 360gram, the Lipo (amoured case) is like 480gram, etc. The bare frame with the body panels is only 480gram which is as light as many of the smaller 650mm Y6 like the hobby king scorpion. I am still fine tuning the board settings to get a hands off hover. My next project is a double size Tricopter with 15in props and lots of thrust, and will look even more agresstive.
Aug 27, 2012, 06:18 PM
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Nice build, any reason why the arms are long?
Aug 27, 2012, 07:58 PM
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Awesome looking build, very professional, but what the heck is up with your camera? Seemed more like claymation than real life...
Aug 28, 2012, 06:44 AM
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Nice build, any reason why the arms are long?
950MM tends to be more stable from my experience. The shorter the motor to motor width, the quicker the corrections have to take place

Check out the Draganflyer X6 the distance motor to motor is 36in,
Last edited by Nexus21214; Aug 28, 2012 at 06:56 AM.
Aug 28, 2012, 06:47 AM
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Awesome looking build, very professional, but what the heck is up with your camera? Seemed more like claymation than real life...
If you mean the video? I agree its poor, I had to enlist the help of my next door neighbour who really did not have the time to help with the video. If you mean the pictures? I dont see too much wrong with them ???
Aug 28, 2012, 06:50 AM
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Awesome looking build, very professional, but what the heck is up with your camera? Seemed more like claymation than real life...
Ok got you now. You mean like 'stopmotion' This seems to be a bandwidth issue on this site. If you look at it on youtube it plays normally.
Aug 28, 2012, 08:19 AM
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Good work! Love the clean look
Aug 28, 2012, 01:58 PM
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Good work! Love the clean look
Thanks
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Aug 28, 2012, 03:37 PM
Fly,crash,glue,repeat!
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Nice build but I also think those long arms are a problem.


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