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#1 ubay

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 06:32 PM

Hi everybody i am thinking about to design X8 quadcopter, like Y6. Motors will be duplex style.

The reason why i am doing this is, here where i live is pretty windy, especially in fall, in this harsh weather condition its pretty hard to fly.

In my thinking, if i generate linear air flow between two-sided rotor , it will be more stable than 4 rotor quad. Thus i can fly my octo quad easily.


What are your thoughts about this? is it possible to make it with CopterControl board or other FCs?

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#2 AlPackin

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 06:42 PM

oh yeah, you can build an X8 with a CopterControl board. You can even have a 2 axis gimbal on it also if you wanted to.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 06:43 PM

I did the exact same thing due to the local weather here, but a Y6.
I found that the wider the motor to motor distance (to a limit) the more stable the Y6 is in the wind.
Currently I have flown in 17mph winds gusting to 26mph with no real issues.
It also helps to have slightly larger props below so take that in to consideration when you design your X8 and keep us updated :)
BTW my motor to motor distance is 900mm

Hope that helps.
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Posted 06 October 2012 - 04:27 AM

FlyLite, Could you post a video of your Y6 flying please.
Also what's the logic behind having a bigger prop below? I have a Y6 and fly with 10x47 apc's.
What motors and props do you fly with?