Archive for 'QuadYCopter' Category
The first time I built a power distribution / wiring harness for a tri / quadcopter was back in December 2010 (http://fangin.com/blog/2010/12/07/tricopter-build-wiring-harness/) and I chose the most direct solution which was to solder all the cables together. I say "most direct solution" because in hindsight, it's not the simplest solution. The drawbacks of this solution [...]
Today was the first flight outside the confines of the garage. It was quite windy at the local oval making it fairly difficult to maintain stable flight. It's not meant to fly nicely, it's meant to look weird and fly weird and that's exactly what it does.
To answer a few questions about the specs of the Quad-Y-Copter (V-Tail) here are some details on the config; Motors: All four are rctimer.com 750kV http://www.rctimer.com/index.php?gOo=goods_details.dwt&goodsid=123&productname= ESCs: Turnigy 30Amp. I haven't measured the current draw but I'm sure 30A is overkill. http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=2164&aff=257015 Props: 3 Bladed 9 x 5 regular and counter rotating. http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=5250&aff=257015 http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=5248&aff=257015 MultiWii Software [...]
If you do nothing else, skip to 48 seconds in the video below and watch the crash when I hit a tree and land right side up. I ask you how many types of models / electric helis can you punish with that poor piloting and keep on flying? If that had of been an [...]
There's a few things I'm trying out to get the QuadYCopter as stable as the QuadCopter is; Three Blade props 4S Battery Shorten the front arms Restore the PID values to default Custom code. By far, the biggest change / improvement has come from using Three bladed props and a 4S battery. Some might [...]
There's a few different names that might be applicable like a Y4, Inverted V-Tail, Y-Copter but I think I'll call it the QuadYcopter and it flies! All I had to do before this video was reverse the direction of two motors and it flew better than expected considering the lengths and angles are all eyeball [...]