Everycopter Y6

By cjdavies on May 16, 2019

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This is my homage to Flite Test's old 2013 'Anycopter' design, which comprised two circular laser cut plywood hub plates with mounting holes at different angles to allow you to build a tri/quad/pent/hex/octo simply by adding the correct number of square wooden booms. I always liked the idea (& Flite Test themselves!) & had wanted for ages to update the design for 2019 - making it out of carbon fibre & natively supporting standard miniquad electronics (20x20 & 30.5x30.5).

Designed in SketchUp (I'm a complete scrub at CAD/3D modelling), prototypes printed on my Prusa i3 MK3, then the final version CNC cut from 2mm carbon fibre in Shenzhen.

It may be decidedly oldschool, but this is by far the most rewarding & fulfilling multirotor project/build I've done to date - being involved in the whole design/prototyping/manufacturing stages of the frame, rather than buying something off the shelf, is absolutely an experience I can wholeheartedly recommend!


Running Arducopter v3.7.0 (dev) for the maiden.

Motors are the 1250kv version, it's laughably overpowered :3


Part List

Flight Controller

Matek F405-STD BetaFlight STM32F405 Flight Controller Built-in OSD Inverter for RC Multirotor FPV Racing Drone (102 builds)


6 x Racerstar PGA40 BLHeli_32 40A 2-6S Brushless ESC Dshot1200 Ready for FPV RC Drone (2 builds)
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6 x SunnySky X2212-III Brushless Motors
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3 x Gemfan Glass Nylon Propeller 9x4.5 Grey (CW/CCW) (2pcs) (2 builds)

FPV Camera


FPV Transmitter

Matek 5.8G 40CH 25/200/500mW switchable Video Transmitter VTX-HV with 5V/1A BEC Output (95 builds)


Aomway RHCP 3dBi 60mm Short Antenna FPV 4-leaf Clover Antenna A Pair SMA/RP-SMA for TX RX RC Drone (7 builds)


FrSky R9MM Long Range 915MHz RC Receiver - Get Yours Today! - RMRC (114 builds)


2 x Turnigy Heavy Duty 2200mAh 4S 60C Lipo Pack w/XT60U Connector

Power Distribution

Matek PDB-XT60 W/ BEC 5V & 12V (2 builds)

3D Printed

Everycopter multirotor drone hub (Flite Test Anycopter homage) by cjdavies (4 builds)
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Misc Parts

Beitian BN-880 Flight Control GPS Module Dual Module Compass With Cable for RC Drone FPV Racing (23 builds)

Misc Parts

2 x Strobon V2 Navigation Strobe Light​ (White/Red/Green/Blue) (2 builds)
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Misc Parts

3 x Diatone RGB LED Board 12V 3S RGB5050 7 Colors For RC Drone FPV Racing Multi Rotor
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dpapworth   Dec 07, 2021  

Hi! This looks like a really cool project. Could you share what supplier you bought the cut carbon from in Shenzen?

cjdavies   Dec 08, 2021 

You can find umpteen suppliers on AliExpress, made-in-china.com, advertising on Instagram, etc. Just ask for quotes from a few & go with whichever suits your budget & requirements. I'm reluctant to share who I use, as it's so far the only outfit I've used so I can't really vouch for them compared to the rest of the market.

kwadkenstine   May 16, 2019  

Building stuff is the booooom

cjdavies   May 18, 2019 

So much more rewarding than just assembling off-the-shelf parts!

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