Tagged: Tricopter build
22 December, 2014 at 21:00 #8170
RCExplorer – DavidKeymaster
Here is a place to share your setups.
My current setup is:
8×5 HQ E-prop
20A SimonK ESC’s
4S 3000mAh 20C Battery
Immersion RC 5.8GHz 600mW video transmitter
Hitec optima 9 reciever
All up weight is 999 grams
Flies for around 10-15 minutes of hard flying
Cuts the air nicely with the higher KV and smaller props. I loose about 1 minute flight time compared to the 900kV with 9×5 props. But it’s worth it 🙂 The speed is addictive.
The KK PI settings are:
Roll and Pitch gains:
P Gain: 26
P Limit: 100
I Gain: 14
I Limit: 20
P Gain: 80
P Limit: 20
I Gain: 80
I Limit: 10
30% on everything
26 December, 2014 at 17:49 #8330
- This topic was modified 1 year, 2 months ago by RCExplorer - David.
I’ve watched you KK2 board video but is there a video about flashing the software you mention on to the board.
I usually use NAZA but thought i would try the KK2 mini you recommend in your set up.
Any advice is appreciated.
Andy27 December, 2014 at 03:45 #8344
David, do you use a bec for the gopro? Or are your esc bec’s rated enough to charge it? It draws too much for the irc vtx 5v out, doesn’t it? I read they were rated .5A and you said it can draw 1A charging. But then I saw readymaderc sells a gopro cable they say powers the gopro from the irc vtx 5vout, so I got confused. Is there a way to power the gopro from the usb without charging? Too many questions?
My setup is the one you suggested for 4s with the ntm 900kv motors. I am adding a gopro, and I wanted to be able to switch to the old board camera in case of gopro failure. So I added a switch, and then a bec because the amp draw was too much for the vtx 5v out to handle. It got messy and cluttered fast. I already had a big power filter on there. I want to eliminate the switch and the board cam. Have you or anyone else had a problem with the gopro?27 December, 2014 at 17:00 #8359
Not sure if this is the place to ask. I can’t start a new thread for some reason keeps wanting me to log in when I already am. Anyways……
What is the difference between the SunnySky V2216-10 and the V2216-11?28 December, 2014 at 16:07 #8398
It is ever changing, but at the moment (3S):
NTM Prop Drive Series 28-30 1200kv / 400w
2200mAh 3S 40C / 2x2200mAh 3S 40C / 5800mAh 3S 25C LiPo
2x Afro ESC 30Amp Multi-rotor Motor Speed Controller (SimonK Firmware)
1x Afro slim ESC 20Amp Multi-rotor Motor Speed Controller (SimonK Firmware)
TGY-211DMH Metal gear Coreless Digital Servo w/ Heat Sink 2.3kg / .10sec / 16g
11 x 5 Thin Style E-Prop Black
Weight up to 1420g depending on LiPo configuration. Aprox. 12 minutes of flight time.
Flip32+ flight controller (CPPM mode) Haven’t tuned the PIDs yet.
FrSky Taranis Tx
FrSky X8R Rx (replaced antennae)
GoPro Hero 3 BE with brushless gimbal
SkyZone TS5823 Tx FPV
+ Some homemade 3D printed parts…29 December, 2014 at 03:38 #8414
My first camera platform:
SunnySky 2212-13 KV980 II
Ready To Fly Quads Fire Red F-20A ESC’s
Multiwii Pro Ez3.0 FC with outboard GPS/MAG
FrSky DR8-XP RX
Turnigy 9XR Transmitter (Only 5 more days till my FrSky Taranis is delivered, YAY!)
G-Force 2200mah 20c battery
Gemfan 9×4.7 Props
Hitec HS-82mg servo
I think she’ll be just fine, have flown her a couple times. Just need to narrow down the on the ground tail wobble problem.29 December, 2014 at 17:55 #8428
T-motor MT22-16 900kv V2
F20A with simon-k
4s 3000 20c
TGY 210 MH
9-5 HQ props
kk mini with 1.19s1 pro
Spektrum AR6260 with dx6i
Immersion rc 600mw on 5.8
Immersion rc spironet30 December, 2014 at 03:11 #8438
This is my first FPV setup, so all my costs are in there. Future setups will be cheaper since now I have the basic gear.
V3 Tricopter frame $99
Qty 3 NTM Prop Drive Series 28-30 1200kv / 400w $46 for 3
Qty 3 NTM Prop Drive 28 Series Accessory Pack $6 for 3
Qty 3 Afro ESC 20Amp Multi-rotor Motor Speed Controller (SimonK Firmware) $39 for 3
Qty 2 9x5E Multistar Carbon Fiber Propellers L/H and R/H Rotation (1 pair) $14 for two pair
Qty 2 ZIPPY Compact 4000mAh 3S 25C Lipo Pack $47 for 2
Hobbyking KK2.1.5 Multi-rotor LCD Flight Control Board $22 Flashed with Steveis 1.9 pro
Hobbypower AVR USB USBasp ISP PRGMR Programmer For KK Multicopter Control Board $8
TGY-210DMH Metal gear Coreless Digital Servo w/ Heat Sink 3.9kg / .13sec / 16g $19
Spectrumc DX6i 6CH DSMX Radio System with AR610 Receiver $160
Mobius Action Camera 1080P HD Mini Sports Cam – Wide Angle Edition $80
Landing gear Beginner’s update: Serious Ties – Extra Heavy Duty Cable Ties (18 Inch/250Lbs/UV Black) $8
Total cost $548
All up weight is 1050 grams
The KK PI settings are the same as David has in his KK2 setup video.
FPV Goggles and Video TX:
FatShark Attitude V2 FPV Headset System w/Trinity Head Tracker and CMOS board Camera and 250mW 7ch 5G8 TX
Total cost $410
FPV Ground Station:
7″ TFT LCD Color 2 Video Input Car RearView Headrest Monitor DVD $26
Professional 72-inch TRIPOD $19
Lotfancy® Music Microphone Stand Holder Mount For 8″-11″ Tablet $ 7
ProAm USA 7″ LCD Video Monitor Hood / Sunshade $20
Absolute MM100 Pair RCA Couplers Connector Male to Male $7
ImmersionRC UNO5800v2 5.8GHz A/V Receiver w/GS-Link – Dual Output $54 will add a mini DVR later, for now the mobius will record.
Qty 2 ImmersionRC LHCP 5.8GHz Circular Polarized SpiroNet Antenna V2 (SMA) $80 for 2 pair
E-Flite 3200mAh 3S 11.1V 20C LiPo Battery $45 = actually the battery from my Apprentice, probably could use a cheaper battery here.
Total cost $25830 December, 2014 at 03:28 #8439
See if I can get the pics up:30 December, 2014 at 06:38 #8446
Y6 configured tricopter V3 frame
6 x t-motor 2212 750kv
6 x Turnigy plush 10 amp flashed BLHeli firmware
6 x HQ Props 12×4.5
2 x 5100 Mah 3s in parallel 316grams a pack, can run single
Flight controllers Pixhawk and currently using the DJI Naza M V2
3 axis camera gimbal with go pro 3
3 way video switcher
OSD minim or dji mini iosd
Frsky x8r-ii reciever
Fathshark 600tvl fixed flight camera
AUW 1900-2000 grams depending on options
Fatshark 5.8ghz 250mw video transmitter
Frsky Taranis transmitter
Fatshark 5.8ghz goggles
it will go back to being a tricopter some day, 🙂 It’s my favorite multi-rotor frame so far!31 December, 2014 at 18:44 #8533
My current setup.
Frame: David’s signed tricopter V3;-)
Parts from HobbyKing.com:
Battery Monitor 2-6S
Carbon Fiber Propellers 11X4.7 LH and RH Rotation Pair
HobbyKing™ Lipoly Low Voltage Alarm (2s~6s)
HKPilot Mega 10s Power Module With XT60 Connectors
HKPilot Mega 2.7 Flight Controller USB/GYRO/ACC/MAG/BARO
Hobby King 20A ESC 3A UBEC
BMS-385DMAX Digital Servo (Metal Gear) 4.2kg / .15sec / 16.5g
hexTronik DT750 Brushless Outrunner 750kv
Ublox Neo-7M GPS with Compass and Pedestal Mount
In addition I made a canopy out of 2mm plastic plates.
Flight time up to 18 minutes before the LiPo alarm starts beeping;-)11 January, 2015 at 13:58 #9047
900kV NTM 28-30S
4S 3200mAh Turnigy A-Spec Battery
Alternative ESC: Afro 30A ESC
1 x TGY-210MH Servo
1 x KK2 mini Flight controller
pretty much flying these setting you have in your video.
was wondering i have a heaps of 2200 3s batteries.. i know it would be under powered but would it still fly without compromising anything?
i used a bit of the foam from the servo packaging to offer a little more protection to the esc’s
Attachments:11 January, 2015 at 14:21 #9050
Well David is the expert obviously – I assume you fly with 8″ or 9″ props? If you switch to bigger props you should be able to fly just fine 🙂
The data from Hobbyking on the motor (I am assuming data is based on 100% throttle):
13x4E – 11.1v – 194W – 17.4A – 1.04kg thrust
12x6E – 11.1v – 195W – 17.8A – 1.01kg thrust
11x7E – 11.1v – 188W – 17.0A – 0.89kg thrust
10x5E – 11.1v – 133W – 12.0A – 0.75kg thrust
9x6E – 11.1v – 120W – 10.7A – 0.68kg thrust
9x6E – 14.8v – 234W – 15.8A – 1.05kg thrust
8x4E – 14.8v – 159W – 10.6A – 0.75kg thrust12 January, 2015 at 10:12 #9072
RCExplorer – DavidKeymaster
Terje to the rescue 😀
He is 100% correct. Use larger props and parallel two batteries and it will fly just fine
Thanks Terje13 January, 2015 at 07:09 #9108
Tricopter v3 homemade frame.
carbonfibersarms with a alucomposite body (Dibond)
935kv emax motors
10×5 cf props
kk2.1 with stewies firmware
settings like in the video
3s 3000mah turnigy batt.
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