250mm Y6 Multicopter Frame in crv3d(Aspire), DXF and SVG.
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250mm Y6 Multicopter Frame in crv3d(Aspire), DXF and SVG. Prototype frame was machined from 3/16 Birch plywood. Design is made to be cut on a ShapeOko 2 CNC machine.

Design Goals Create a "from stratch" mini FPV frame. Frame must be as small as possible for ease of transport, preferably in a Pelican or DIY case. Would be nice to get the frame to fit within the 12" x 12" cutting area of the ShapeOko 2 CNC machine. This project originally started out as a traditional hex layout with 5" props, but further research showed that the SunnySky S2204 motors produced more thrust and used less power when using 6" props. 6" props on a hex would have been larger than originally anticipated. Additionally, the frame would need to be cut in multiple pieces to fit on the ShapeOko, which would have required multiple bolts, adding weight. The Y6 configuration was chosen for compact design, simplicity, and redundency of failure (untested.)

Maiden flight was made October 16th after extensive garage testing. Several test flights have been made since then. Frame is very solid and PIDs are nearly dialed in. Much potential here.

Possible Future Upgrades:

  • FPV Goggles & Transmitter (ordered)
  • DIY carbon fiber sandwich Panel for frame.
  • Change to all aluminum hardware
  • Redesign landing gear
  • Create battery tray (proximity of battery to prop is a concern.)
  • Re-evaluate landing gear (current solution is not optimal.)

Bill of Materials:

  • 1 x 12" x 12" x 3/16" Birch plywood (likely to convert to CF sandwich panel in future.)
  • 1 x 1/16" G10 fiberglass sheet (for top plates and camera mount.)
  • 1 x Naze 32 Flight Controller (link)
  • 6 x SunnySky X2204 2300kv Motors (link)
  • 6 x B-12A Ice Blue ESC (link) (switched to these after having 3 "House" 16A ESCs blow up)
  • 6 x HQ Prop 6x3 carbon composite prop (4 black, 2 green)
  • 1 x 3300Mah 3S 35-70C Turnegy Nanotech LiPo Battery - (link)
  • 1 x Mini Power Distribution Board (35mm x 35mm) - (link)
  • 15 x M3 Locknuts
  • 4 x M3 Nuts
  • 12 x 15mm M3 Screws (cut down from 20mm)
  • 4 x 30mm M3 Screws (holds distrubution board and FC.)
  • 3 x 25mm M3 Aluminum Standoffs
  • 3 x 18mm M3 Nylon Standoffs.
  • 6 x M5 Locknuts
  • 4 x 3mm id Rubber Grommets (dampening for Naze32)
  • 4 x Foam earplugs (vibration dampening for camera mount)
  • 1 x Mobius camera
  • 1 x Velcro LiPo strap
  • 18 guage silicone wire
  • 1 x XT60 Connector
  • 1 x 3D printed Naze32 Case - (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:500813)
  • 1 x 3D printed landing gear (not happy with this, will redesign this in the future.)