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ELEV-8 Y-6 Multicopter Kit

View 80100: ELEV-8 Y-6 Multicopter Kit (Propeller Series)

80100: ELEV-8 Y-6 Multicopter Kit (Propeller Series)

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Parallax Inc.
Jameco Part no. 2205131
Manufacturer PARALLAX INC.
Manufacturer no. 80100
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   NCNR (Non-Cancelable, Non Returnable)
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ELEV-8 Y-6 Multicopter Kit

The Elev-8 Y-6 Multicopter is a flying robotics platform that gets its lift and propelled by six fixed pitch rotors. Unlike other "Tri-copter" platforms, the Y-6 has a motor mounted on the top and bottom of each boom. This 'double-stack' of the motors gives you added payload capabilities, and makes the platform safer to fly with redundancy in case of a sudden motor loss,.

The HoverFly combined with Parallax's Propeller multicore microprocessor electronically controls that aircraft stabilization. The benefit of this system is a stable platform with no mechanical linkages, for a small, maneuverable, and agile aircraft.

The kit provides a durable way to get involved in the advanced multicopter arena. The kit includes; frame, motors, mounting hardware, speed controllers, propellers and the control board for flight stabilization (the only thing you need to provide is the RC radio equipment and a battery). We recommend a six channel RC radio.

The Elev-8 Y-6 Multicopter is an outdoor platform and has plenty of room for payload and attachments; up to 4lbs!

Note: This kit is not for beginners, it requires a moderate amount of mechanical skill to build and fly. The ELEV-8 Y-6 Multicopter kit requires an average of 8 hours to assemble; RC experience is highly recommended. Requires a power supply. We recommend ELEV-8 Li-Po Battery Pack (#752-00010) and the Tenergy TB6B Balance Charger (#752-00009).


  • Open underbody for accessory and camera mounting
  • Redundant flight platform enabled by the use of two motors per boom arm
  • 4 pound payload capacity
  • Open source design files available for you to download and use
  • LED strips wrap horizontally around the motor booms giving you precise orientation markers
  • Uses common 4-40 hardware that can be found in most local hardware stores
  • Modular frame allows you to repair and modify your platform quickly and easily

    Application Ideas:

  • Land Mapping
  • Photography
  • Aerial Video
  • FPV Systems
  • Remote inspections

    WARNING: Due to the size of this platform, it can cause serious damage or injury. There is no protection around any of the propellers. We recommend using the RCAPA guidelines for safe use of this aircraft. Disclaimer of liability: Parallax Inc. or Jameco Electronics is not responsible for any special, incidental, or consequential damages and personal injuries, including that to life and health, resulting from the customer's application and use of any Parallax Inc. products. You, the customer, assume full and unlimited responsibility for all customer ELEV-8 Y-6 Multicopter applications and uses.


  • Assembled weight: 2.7 lbs (without batteries)
  • Battery Requirements: 2x LiPo 3300mAh 3s 20C (Can use larger capacity 3s batteries if desired)
  • Communication: Requires an RC Controller with at least 5 channels
  • Dimensions: 21 3/4" (552mm) Motor center to motor center -- 10" (254mm) Height

    Downloads & Resources

  • Hoverfly OPEN Users Guide
  • Hoverfly OPEN Schematic
  • Hoverfly Open Board Schematic
  • ELEV-8 Y-6 Multicopter Kit Assembly Guide
  • ELEV-8 Build Log & Availability (Parallax Forums)
  • HoverFly Video Tutorials
  • Tips for first time flyers (YouTube)
  • HoverFly Firmware Update Client Software

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