The octo-copter is indeed very agile for turning, I would say even too fast. To me it should rather be a bit slower turning that would make it easier to pan slowly for filming.
The MK Oktos are square (diamond) shaped. I have on my alu-frame octo-copter upgraded the short riggers to 460 mm long riggers, so it is circular (radial) layout. This allows to use 33 cm propellers rather than the original 30 cm propellers. That has worked very well for years.
I could like to slow down the yaw on the alu-frame a bit, while still keeping it agile.
When the octo-copter is yawing right, the clock-wise propellers 1, 3, 5 and 7 turns a bit faster than the counter-clock-wise propellers 2, 4, 6 and 8. Correct?
If 4 of the 8 angle adapters, 2 from clock-wise propellers (motor 1 and 5) and 2 from counter-clock-wise propellers (motor 2 and 6) were removed, would it make the yaw slower? Would it still be perfect flight without stability problem?
I would love to see your reply if you have tried this.
On carbon-frame octo-copters The normal build is to have motors straight up, i.e. no tilt. I do the same on my carbon-frame octo-copter. In hover, the yaw is a bit slower but still fast enough. Yawing during forward flight there is no visible difference.
Is it better to remove all angle adapters also from alu-frame octo-copters? According to João Marcelo other message the angle adapters helps to keep direction (yaw stability).
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