I TRY Y6...Y

By kwadkenstine on Nov 05, 2020

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Once again , Pollishing poop.
Thistime i have had to use 6 individual motor outputs , d shot 300 and rpm filtering.
All because of yaw.
Y Y6 Cause i dont got 8.
Any who It flies HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!
I dont really know how well yet , but it seems to work quite well. I thought i would post before i smash it. The old 35mm camera is just for show , I would not dream of risking it, .
Cheers.
Ok so , Ive flowwn it 5 times crashed it 4.
Majior problem was i didnt tighten the prop nuts enough so when it came lose or i clipped a stick down she went.
Counter rotating props is the only way this thing will yaw.
But it will not fly if a motor goes down.
Flight times 2x4s 1300mah in parralell 10-12minuts crusing. without extra camera,
Motors 2306 2700kv .
Props dal 6 inch foldies.
Still needs a little tuning but so far it feels like it will be a good flier and some testing will tell me what sort of extra mass it can carry then go looking for a camera.
Also the camera mount is a work in progress , but it seems to work but still needs tweaking.
Will update soon

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kwadkenstine   Nov 16, 2020  

Ok Got back from vac and did some testing.
This thing is a fail
FAIL
FAIL
FAIL
Dont get me wrong , It flies just fine . i found myself carving it up pretty good as soon as i was in the air.
The problem is the counter rotating propeller config.
It has to be done that way because of yaw and only having 3 arms.
But if for any reason a motor or prop stops playing , instant death roll.
No chance of recovery . Down you go.
So while it works well. shrinks the hex footprint . packs a heap of lifting power and sounds evil.
I will not be playing with this config again . also on the same note. X8 octos running counter rotating props suffer the same fate. but worse.
Drop a prop or a esc or motor and try and yaw . DEATH ROLL ALL DAY. I say worse because you may not know there is a problem untill you yaw. Then good night Alice.

recon   Nov 06, 2020  
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Would you please PM me your plug's info. I need to be smoking that stuff.

kwadkenstine   Nov 06, 2020 
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Hi. sure thing but exactly what do you want info on .

kwadkenstine   Nov 07, 2020 
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Ha Ha Ha !!! I so dumb

Jayembee67   Nov 05, 2020  
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Not a 'hex' hex then, I stand corrected! Interesting that you have both the top motors at the front spinning the same way, is this a Y6 thing, or a personal choice? I mean, the torque is cancelled regardless, I suppose...

I had all sorts of control issues with a Y4 machine when I had the top rear motor spinning clockwise, you may recall, but when I switched to CCW for the top motor, suddenly it worked. Did you have any problems like that?

But regardless, another excellent flying machine. Flight video coming, I hope...?!

kwadkenstine   Nov 05, 2020 

Hi I just set it up as in bf and it worked .
Aside from a few teething problems and a low p-d balance wobble , I will be interested to see what it can carry .
The Catsastraffical concequences of the counter centroidal circulating circumstance of the conveyence creating cavitation creator causing A CRASH.
Is something i still do not care crumbs for.(poor spelling for effect)
While i havent flown it much , it feels solid, I mean it doesnt balloon in corners There is no floaty boaty about , its all business , Hovers at a respectable 25% T and has a good cruising speed. feels grunty.
Will try to post FF before i scoot off on holls. Hope to get some starwars speeder footage in the tall timber down south and the coast is nice too.
Going on a 2000km+ road trip holliday all because the feds require the specalist to see me before signing the check
Counter rotating props is what i want to test with this, So far i will be keeping my x8s as 8 motor quads.
Cheers and thanks

Jayembee67   Nov 06, 2020 
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That's what I did with mine, BF defaults, except mine didn't work - but then mine was a Y4, I suppose...

And great, yes, the doubled-up motors are quite the thing, and the contra-rotators are very grippy in the corners, that's for sure. Oh, and please do, Forest Moon of Endor footage is my absolute favourite (I played a LOT of Deathchase on the ZX Spectrum in the distant days of my youth). That I shall very much look forward to!

Ugh, yes, well, when you live in such a vast place I suppose - where I grew up you couldn't really travel for 200km in any direction before you fell into the sea. And 'nice to see' that bureaucracies are as bone-headed over there as here when it comes to matters of health. Gives you a warm glow... of gently bubbling annoyance. :-(

Best of luck with is all, if nothing else a change of scene would be good - I am somewhat tired of the island I live on after 9 months of not really leaving it. And post lots of video. :)

Elesar   Nov 05, 2020  
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Love that high definition top camera!
A lot of work there congratulations!

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