F550 Y6 Tricopter conversion

03 F550 Y6 Tricopter

Over the last week, I’ve been converting my F550 Hex into a Y6 Tricopter!
It’s coming together nicely with some wiring to be completed before getting airbourne with a Sony RX100M3 controlled remotely by a gentles GentWIRE-MULIT mounted on a G40 gimbal – which I plan to modify and lighten down the track. I’ve used lighter Aimdroix extended aluminium arms and have some 1145 (11 inch) props on the way.

Further details and photos can be found on the updated F550 page.

Aerial highlights around Hobart

Some amazing scenery above Hobart, the Derwent Estuary and kunanyi – Mt Wellington from the F550 with iLook.
Highlights from flights 30-60.

Flights include:
Waterworks
Peirsons Point – Bruny Island
Queens Domain
Montagu Bay
Chimney Pot Hill
Montrose Bay – MONA
Huntingfield – Northwest Bay
Carlton Rivermouth
Blackman’s Bay
Hobart Cenotaph (with respect, Lest We Forget.)

Photos from the F550

The F550 is flying great! Getting more adventurous as I gain more confidence in the craft – and myself. It’s a pleasure to fly and we’ve had some lovely weather windows providing oportunity to get creative. Can’t wait to get a better camera and gimbal on the hexacopter. Leaning towards the Gopro4 Black because of weight and price, also considering the Sony RX100 III for better  image quality for post proccessing. These are edited stills from the iLook+, you work with what you have 🙂

DruPointPhantom
Dru Point, Mike’s Phantom V2 Vision+ from the F550
MtWellington
Mt Wellington, over the edge.
Hobart Sunrise TF2sml
Dawn over Hobart.

 

Hobart Sunrise TF
Hobart sunrise

 

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kunanyi from the Waterworks.