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Different quadcopter configurations introduce for you

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There are many types of quadcopter configurations, which are generally classified how many motors they have, such as 2 Motors multicopter are named BiCopter, 3 motors are called TriCopter, 4 motors are classified quadcopter. Today we will talk about 4 Motors multicopter – quadcopter.

The quadcopter configurations is the most popular type and mechanically the simplest and easiest to understand. There are two sets of CW and CCW propellers mounted on the quadcopter motors to create opposite force to stay in balance. There are 5 configurations: ‘x’ , ‘+’ , ‘H’, Y4 and VTail.

X QuadCopter configurations

X4 config is A typical quadcopter has 4 motors mounted on 4 arms of a frame that is symmetric, each arm is 90 degrees apart .For photography x config is more popular as you can keep the propellers out of the screen, like DJI drone PHANTOM series.

X QuadCopter configurations

Plus + QuadCopter configurations

For Sport flying, some people fly the plus + config because it’s more like an airplane and easier to figure out the orientation and fly around,  Lots of mounting surfaces for extra electronics and action cameras.Such as Flip sport / DJI Flamewheel F450.

Plus + QuadCopter configurations

H QuadCopter configurations

Recently, the H quadcopter configuration has become really popular for aerial photography and FPV. It allows a camera to be placed on the frame well forward to avoid having propellers in the view of the camera. Today FPV as a skiing sport, There are many FPV racing competitions around the world everyday.

H QuadCopter configurations

VTail QuadCopter configurations

The Vtail is a quadcopter config with the front motors on normal quadcopter arms, while the rear motors located in close proximity, tilted at a vertical angle. It’s a mix between a quadcopter and a tricopter and very similar to the Y4 configuration. This is not a popular configuration because it should give lower power efficiency and quadcopter flight times . However I think it provides a better orientation visibility.

VTail QuadCopter configurations

Y4 QuadCopter configurations

It looks like a tricopter but without the tail servo. There are two normal propellers and motors in front on separate arms and two coaxial motors in the rear mounted to one arm. Mechanically, it’s simpler than tricopters because of the absence of the servo. While they weigh almost the same, they have about 1/3 more lifting power compared to tricopters. They are usually more reliable than Tricopters because there are no potential servo issues.

Y4 QuadCopter configurations

By the way, Above Some of these informations were collected from internet. If have any questions, please contact us (jack@rcdronegood.com). Thank you!

How to choose the right quadcopter configurations?

Before choosing quacopter parts, you have to know what you want it for? Take photography or just fly for funny or load bigger weight or for racing competitions or free fly ? If you are a beginner,ready to fly or micro drone are recommended to you and get some feel for it.

If you need a quadcopter for photography, To minimize any disruptions just buy DJI PHANTOM series, which disassembly and assembly are quick and easy.

For free fly funny and join FPV racing, you have to build one FPV quadcopter and choose the right frame etc. Compare quadCopter configurations table and You can find just about whatever you want.

QuadCopter configurations compare table
QuadCopter configurations
Advantages
Disadvantages
X QuadCopter configurations
Smooth and steady and aerial photography Load weight
Plus + QuadCopter configurations
Sport flying and easier to figure out the orientation and fly around Need to build and Not a bad kit for beginners, but expect to be replacing parts soon
H QuadCopter configurations
Popular for aerial photography and FPV .Very tough, it takes a lot of punishment with very little damage, when and if you incur damage repair parts are very affordable. Not a ready to fly and need to have hobby or fly backgroup,very easy crash
VTail QuadCopter configurations
It provides a better orientation visibility Lower power efficiency and flight times
Y4 QuadCopter configurations
There are very simpler and no potential servo issues. 1/3 more lifting power compared to tricopters
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