Saturday, March 10, 2012

Y6 MultiWiiCopter: Part VI - Assembly

This is my journal of the Y6 MultiWiiCopter build process. I do not claim to be a technical writer, nor an expert of advanced model engineering, and my goal for this blog post is to post images of my copter through construction and attach some notes of my successes and failures along the way, in hopes of helping others as they put together their copters. Please use my techniques and decisions at your own risk.
The wiring up to the control boards need to get funneled through the top deck.

The ESC's are connected to the motor wiring after the booms are loosely fitted to the boom holders.

The gimbal assembly is also fitted.

The top deck is positioned and the 2 PARIS boards are mounted to the top decks with nylon spacers, and connected to the receiver

I labeled all the ESC connection wires so I would know where to plug them in to the PARIS board.

Props were balanced using tape. I'm not going to try to explain this here, as Google is your friend in finding better instructionals for balancing props.

I used a dremel tool to grind down the motor shafts so the Propeller is closer to the motor. I think I can shave more off, but want to test the copter first.

Final copter with camera attached. This is the Sony NEX-5 with 16mm pancake lens with wide angle adapter.

You can see that this is still a bit of a gap, so the shaft could get shortened more.

Ready to go with the GoPro!

Next steps are to configure the leveling, and going back through the documentation to ensure a safe inaugural flight.

Continue to Part VII: Test Flight - Coming Soon!

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