Tagged: Building mini tricopter
8 September, 2015 at 09:37 #19149TerjeModerator
Kits for the mini tricopter are shipping out at the moment I would think 🙂
Just a few observations in building it:
If your board camera has electronics on the side facing the 40mm stand-offs and you are worried the stand-offs might create a short, just put a piece of heat shrink over the stand-offs 🙂
If you want the top tray to be perfectly level (which makes it a bit easier to install a large lipo) simply use the 3mm adapters from the propeller package on the two rear 40mm stand-offs to create an extra 2mm gap.
If you are worried the edges of the side plates are going to cut the Lipo wires on repeated install/remove, sand the edges lightly with 400 grain WoD sandpaper.8 September, 2015 at 15:14 #19169LeoTheHumanParticipant
BTW, @David, are we getting a build video? (: I watched your V3 build half a dozen times and I would still watch a mini build video. ((:10 September, 2015 at 04:05 #19267cjerdonParticipant
A build video for the mini would be awesome ,as the build video for the full sized tricopter was a huge help.
Thanks for all your hard work!10 September, 2015 at 14:48 #19290mjpilotParticipant
Yes. A build video would be great.10 September, 2015 at 14:51 #19291RCExplorer – DavidKeymaster
Working on it. Taking a bit more time than anticipated as there is so much other stuff to do all the time 😀
Recording as fast as I can10 September, 2015 at 15:42 #19293mjpilotParticipant
By the time my package shows up, the video will be done.
Come on USPS.11 September, 2015 at 02:30 #19315cjerdonParticipant
I for one will wait patiently. Thank you for your hard work. Besides, I can keep working on understanding my taranis transmitter.15 September, 2015 at 22:31 #19649lokiParticipant
I also would like to see a build video. Just got #37 and am ready to start working on it. Caution has me holding back until I have clear instructions on how to proceed. By the way delivery was super fast. I have had slower mail delivery in country. Keep up the good work. Ps I have a question on using Cleanflight on three models each using special enhanced software. Such as the reg.tri, the mini tri and a 250 racing quad. When updating or changing setpoint is there a chance to cross contaminate the firmware installed. For instance, after I install the mini-tri firmware, do I have to be careful in connecting to my 250 to change P&ID’that I don’t have Cleanflight unknowingly install any tri related items on it?
Your thoughts please. Thanks #3716 September, 2015 at 07:57 #19656rueParticipant
No worries about “cross contaminating” your different flavours of cleanflight – the complete config is drawn from the board and stored to the board, no hidden installations take place. The only thing you should make sure is that the version of the configurator is compatible with the builds you’re using. Potential incompatibilities would be listed in the release notes.16 September, 2015 at 09:04 #19659giryanParticipant
Mine arrived yesterday!
It’s coming together, I was a little mystified by how the side plates attached for a while, until I noticed I had a small extra piece of CF (the rectangular bit here: http://rcexplorer.se/product/minitricopter-frame-holders/ )
Hopefully I’ll get some time this evening to do the rest of the dry fit and start working out what electronics go where.27 September, 2015 at 20:05 #20468drksydeParticipant
Finished up yesterday. Intergrated Naze32 was DOA so a dropped in a Naze32 rev6!
Mini Kit with PDB
Rotorgeeks RG20 ESC
Cobra 2208 2000kv
Lumenier TX5G25 Mini
IBCrazy 5.8 Airscrew27 September, 2015 at 22:49 #20480drksydeParticipant
A few more.3 October, 2015 at 02:32 #20756peter010103Participant
What kind of flight times are you getting?
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