This is a quick guide that shows you how to build your HMF Y600 Tricopter frame. This is a great tricopter frame as it includes some tall landing gear, so adding a gimbal is very easy. It can also fold down which makes storage and transportation much more convenient.
Y600 Frame Dimensions
The first step is to attach the motor mounts and tube clamps to the arms of your HMF Y600 frame.
Tail Arm Assembly
The tail (rear) arm of the tricopter frame is slightly different as it includes a rotating mechanism.
Servo Linkage Assembly
As this is a tricopter, you need to use a servo on the rear motor to adjust its angle in order to rotate (Yaw) your tricopter frame. To do this you will use the included servo.
Before attaching the servo horn its a good idea to apply some power to it so that it will goto its neutral position as this speeds things up later
Now that the linkage is built, you will need to attach it to the tail arm as shown below.
Once you have attached the rear servo assemby to your Y600 Frame it should look like the picture below
Central Frame Assembly
Adding the arms to the central plates is relatively easy as shown in the image below, there are just lots of screws to tighten. The top plate is the one with the large gap in the centre, the bottom is the plate with soldering points for your ESC's
Its also worth considering what equipment you plan to mount in-between the two plates (such as ESC's) before you attach the top plate. Its also a good idea to solder your ESC and battery power cables to the lower PDB first.
Loading Boom Assembly
Now you need to attach the loading booms and the battery tray. The loading booms are usefull to easily mount a brushless gimbal, and your battery tray.
The booms also allow you to slide the battery tray forward to backwards to ensure your center of gravity of your Y600 tricopter is in the middle.
Landing Gear Assembly
The final step is to build and attach your landing gear to your Y600 tricopter frame.
If you have any questions or comments about building your Y600 frame please add them below!