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  • #33824
    Terje
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    Anyone seen the Graupner Hornet 250 Tricopter? It is a whopping $670 RTF. It is made of plastic, uses a propritary FC and uses a $30 servo, some kind of folding arms too. It even has a auto-flip function! What’s not to like 🙂

    Graupner Hornet 250

    #33825
    GAntonjo
    Moderator

    Not to like: The price. The proprietary FC. I’m more likely to by from David than from Graupner;-)

    #33826
    Terje
    Moderator

    But – but – but, it does AUTO-FLIP?!? 😉

    I agree that it is the most expensive toy I have seen so far!

    – I could just shape hornets head from Polymorph and glue it on my FPV cam, but that would provide no protection of the camera… Well winter is at the door, might be a nice project to build a RCExplorer based hornet 🙂

    #33832
    mcstan
    Participant

    wah now that is ugly tricopter i would have to pass on that one

    #33833
    GAntonjo
    Moderator

    Puuuuhhh… @dkdarkness. One moment I tought you had “jumped to the other side” and abandoned RCExplorer:-p

    #34006
    Robert Price
    Participant

    NO NO NO
    Buy only from the master, David.

    Graupner makes good radios and they don’t need the money. Support David!

    #34018
    Terje
    Moderator

    He he, glad we all agree 🙂

    #34188

    Man that is cool 😀
    Price tag is redoculus but they really have a well defined theme on it 😀

    Man that auto flip feature sure is tempting though 😀

    #34189
    hertz
    Participant

    Auto-flip? I’m sold.
    I like the wasp-like design though, they should be using BetaFlight for complete image 🙂

    #34221
    billyd
    Participant

    Certainly you could put autoflip into the triflight firmware…… 😉

    It is an rtf FPV copter so it’s not crazy expensive.

    #34222
    billyd
    Participant

    You can get the kit and supply your own stuff pretty cheap.

    https://www.graupner.com/Tricopter-HoTT-Hornet-250-Chassis-Kit/16540.C/

    #35521
    billyd
    Participant

    Graupner USA now has the frame kits in stock. Pretty cheap too about $50 shipped. I ordered one for giggles. I will outfit it with Davids f3fc and source the motors locally. (from my shelf lol).

    #35534
    hertz
    Participant

    I was being ironic 🙂

    #35535
    Terje
    Moderator

    $50 bucks for some pieces of plastic and some screws? The instruction manual clearly states: “To get started, grab your ankles on the White House lawn”… 😉

    #35540
    donnyb
    Participant

    It looks kind of fragile. I 3d printed the baby tri from carbon fiber. Crashed it into the wall of the living room at 80 miles per hour. Everything was ok but the standoffs and the top plate. Daves design works for me!!!

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