Y6 Assembly

Parts are trickling in for the Y6 build.

 
Being an aerial photography platform, a Wookong-M was chosen as the flight controller.
Despite the expense, the Wookong proved itself to be a solid and reliable FC for the other AP copter, the F550 build.

Receiver is an FrSky X8R S-Bus, again proven to be a great performer.
Other components include a DJI iOSD-Mini, FRSky FLVSS voltage telemetry unit, an FT952 32 Channel 5.8 GHz video transmitter, and Gemfan 11×55 T-Style carbon fibre propellers.

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In another delivery, T-Motor MN-2212 920kV Navigator series motors, and T-Motor T25A 25A ESCs pre-programmed with SimonK firmware. Various motor spares, such as c-clips, shafts, and bearing were also purchased.

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FT952 32 Channel 5.8 GHz video transmitter and a stubby 5.8 GHz cloverleaf antenna.
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The iOSD-Mini and transmitter are both compact enough to mount on the same Fortis Airframes transmitter mast.
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Wookong PMU (Power Management Unit) fits between the two plates that the arms attach to.
CAN-Bus lead going off to right will daisy chain to the iOSD-Mini.
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Wookong IMU (Inertial Management Unit) is secured to the main deck using 3mm shock absorbing foam (featuring 3M adhesive tape). X8R receiver is held down with conventional double-sided tape.
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Wookong MC (Main Controller) is then affixed to the X8R receiver.
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Motors screwed to motor mount plates with M3 x 6 counter sunk bolts.
Also seen here are the silicon motor mount pads.
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The clever design allows one motor can be secured to the carbon fibre arm with cable ties, then the other fits over the top.
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With the motors mounted and a short length of motor wire running to the ESCs, we can make up a loom that feed volts to the pair of ESCs on that arm.
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Wire for each arm are kept neat using T-Motor CP001 cable protector.
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To eliminate the chance of knocking against the IMU, the junction of the three arm looms are kept away from the IMU using a large cable clamp.
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ESC leads needed extending, and using S-Bus we have a surplus of short 3-wire leads available for this.
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Stay tuned for more Y6 build posts!