Welcome to the store

Ladies and gentlemen, the RCExplorer webshop is now open!

I’m glad to announce that the Tricopter V3 kit as well as all parts for the tricopter are available for purchase.

The first 200 Tricopter kit orders will receive the limited edition signed version of the tricopter frame.

RCExplorer Tricopter V3 - now for sale

Tricopter V3 parts

3D printed tricopter tail mechanism 2

Again thank you guys for all the support. It means a lot to me. I hope you will enjoy flying the tricopter as much as I have through these years.

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  1. This is aaaaawesome! A v3 (I hope I managed to squeeze in before the 200 mark) plus some accessories on order for southern parts of Sweden.
    Thank you, David, for everything you have contributed!

    BTW, when you released the pics of the v3 a month ago, I showed them to my coworkers, that are not into the hobby (yet). And they thought it looked so good, they wanted to have one on the desk just because of the looks! Creds to you, David!

  2. Ordered ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve been checking every morning and every night for about a month and finally I could order. Thank you David! Great seeing you on YouTube again.

  3. The one night I had an Internet free evening LOL

    Oh well, made up for it this morning ๐Ÿ™‚ Looking forward it…

    Having met David at HK a few weeks ago, such a lovely guy, it is great to see so much support.

  4. hello
    In my opinion !! David has a lot of work all week !! I do not think it will go through here, with all the order was prepared !!
    But I’m happy !! I ordered my V3

  5. Ordered one too) Really appreciate your work!
    I have a question though. Is using zip ties to mount motors to the booms inappropriate on this particular build? Just want to make sure that crashes will cause minimum damage to motors and booms itself. Wich method would you recommend?

    • You can still mount the motors using zip-ties if you wish ๐Ÿ™‚ I fount that the front motors started to oscillate on very high power/very fast setups when using zip-ties on the front. But as long as you don’t fly a crazy power house you should be good ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. David, pretty sure you mentioned a video on kk2 setup for thias tricopter in your build video but can’t find the link anywhere. Are you able to help please?

  7. Sweet thing, order placed already, hopefully in time for the limited edition ๐Ÿ™‚

    I think you will have alot of work ahead of you, orders will be swarming ๐Ÿ™‚ I belive you must be the most popular Multi/Fpv pilot the world has seen, everybody knows David ๐Ÿ˜‰ And proud to say you are from Sweden ๐Ÿ™‚


  8. Good afternoon, David.

    Thanks for your inspirational work, I would never be flying a tri if it was not for you.

    I know you are up over your head with work these days, but I allow me to ask for an improvement to your webshop. It would be really nice to have a page showing our orders and the status of the orders.
    I hope my V3 is on the way to Norway pretty soon.

  9. Great work David! As soon as people start to receive their kits, there is going to be a tremendous demand for instructional videos, questions about nearly every aspect of building and modifying the frame etc. Have you considered a forum feature for your site?

    Also, for every $95 kit you sell, you are potentially sending $160+ worth of business towards Hobbyking etc. Have you considered sort of a coupon code that allows you to benefit from the business you are sending towards Hobbyking etc? Maybe even a “kit” (wishlist/buddycode kind of thing?) where your customers can get a small discount and at the same time safeguard that the items you recommend are in stock at Hobbyking? I can see that I have to order 5-6 items from the international warehouse, the rest can be ordered from the EU warehouse, but some are in backorder?

    Keep up the good work ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Hi David,

    I decided to do an electronics check whilst waiting for my V3 kit from you, and I have a couple of questions..

    One of my esc’s (Afro 20A) seems to spin the motor as soon as I arm the fc, and spins at a constant rate, neither throttle nor gyro has any effect. I have swapped the esc’s, motors and output channels so am sure it’s the esc.
    Q: Is there anything worth checking under the shrink wrap or with the firmware, or is it likely to be just a dud, and need exchanging?

    Also, I ordered your suggested 4s setup, the spacers that came with the props are not a good fit with the HK aluminium prop shafts. One pair have ~1mm gap, and the others are too tight to go over the non-threaded section of the shaft.
    Q1: What should I do? Redrill the plastic (could be tricky), sand the shaft, heat the spacer (? will this work), force the spacer on by tightening the prop down, use the loose ones (eeek!).
    Q2: The aluminium prop shafts came with a sloped spacer, does this go on first to cover the hex scre holes, or above the prop?

    Many thanks in advance for your help, and also, for when it arrives, for what I’m sure is an awesome kit.


  11. Cheers David, just got mine, gutted tho, I’m at work and have to wait 5.5 hrs before I can start assembly.

    Nice job on the packaging!



  12. Hi David and everyone !!
    Today I received my kit in France!!!! it is beautiful !!! the perfect finish, a beautiful mastery.
    But it lacks a GoPro Velcro Strap I have not received !! ordered 2 and received one, but it’s a small thing !!
    Item # GoProVelcroStrap

    • It’s not in the air yet, but here’s how I mounted the Afro Slims on the front booms.


      Sorry, my real camera is in the hospital. ๐Ÿ™

      The motor wires are pretty short, so two of them were extended to reach the solder pads along the long edge of the ESC. Once nice thing about this arrangement is that all the wires exit on the same end, which is cleaner. Also, you can remove the heat shrink if necessary and replace it without any hassle.

      • The wires *may* be long enough. The best way to tell is to remove the heat shrink and check the length after you mount the motor. You can get a little bit more length if you desolder the bullet connectors rather than cutting them off.

  13. Hi David, I’d love to buy one of your kits but I’m required to build my own design for a school project! You seem to be one of very few places selling square CF 10×10 tubes, and it looks like a necessary upgrade from the extruded stuff. However, I’ve built a rather larger copter than yours which requires lengths of 37cm and 50cm. Any chance there could be longer lengths for people not building your kit to cut down to size, I’d love to get some on my tri?!

  14. Hi David,

    back again :/ Honestly, I have really tried not to pester you again, but I don’t think I can solve this.

    The good news is that I’ve finished the build, all the electronics are up and running and it’s looking awesome!!

    Unfortunately, it’s completely un-flyable ๐Ÿ™

    To be more specific, it corkscrews like mad. It flys level, but spins madly out of control one way or the other. I plugged it in without the props and the gyro seems to turn the right way.

    What PID seetings would you recommend and what rudder settings for the transmitter?

    Many thanks


  15. Hi!

    The motor Turnigy Park450 1200kv 18A 175W was removed from the electronic 3S tips, any reason? I bought these one and if you do not recomend anymore I will change.

    • The Park450’s have a large collet on the bottom of the motors which hinders it from being mounted properly on the motor mounts (it scrapes agains the arm) I forgot that I had modified my own park450’s with C-clip shafts a long time ago. Therefore I removed them from the list. They are great motors though.

  16. Hallo to everybody! I do not know were to ask, so I’ll ask here:

    Will the build work with: [Mystery 30A BEC Brushless Speed Controller (Blue Series)] and
    [Turnigy D2836/8 1100KV Brushless Outrunner Motor]?

    If YES, is there an upside or downside to it?

    Thanks for helping answers.

  17. Hi David
    I am asking for your kit for Christmas and I donโ€™t know which motors to ask for.
    I want something a little higher quality than the NTM motors. Would this be a good choice. Tmotor MT2216 900 kv or the MS2216 900 kv or the Sunnysky 2216 900 kv or something different altogether.

  18. The race has started ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I order a TriCopter from David and the other parts from HobbyKing in two orders. One from the European warehouse, the other from the international.
    In the internatioanl Order is no more Backorder Item, in the European I have 10 Backorder Items ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Let’s see which get here first ๐Ÿ˜‰

  19. Christmas came early this year! Just had a visit from the friendly post lady who delivered the RCExplorer Tricopter V3 KIT!

    Upon inspecting the parts I was very surprised. Of course I expected awsome (we use that word a lot?) build quality, but somehow David and Johanna have managed to exceed my expectations! The plates are not “signed” but have a nice logo, and no sharp edges. The quality of the 3D print amazes me. I own a 3D printer myself and print as low as 100 microns. How on earth David manages to print at an even finer detail level for “mass” production beats me?!? David, please tell me what 3D print setup you are using, I am baffled ๐Ÿ™‚

    All in all, I am very happy with the quality of the kit!

  20. Hi David,

    Any idea when the next batch of Tricopter V3 kits might become available? Would love to order one, as soon as I know they’re available… ๐Ÿ™‚



  21. Took another hard landing (no crash) with my home build V3 edition. Cracked another Hobbyking boom… Ordered some real booms from the shop on backorder! Hope they will be restocked soon, there is a real demand for quality parts ๐Ÿ™‚

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