Tagged: Tricopter build
7 February, 2016 at 19:49 #25778
I also want to share my Setup:
Motors: NTM 26-28 900kV
20 A ESCs
3000 mAh 4S Lipo
Hitec Optic Radio with Optima 6 Receiver
I am pretty happy with this Setup and Flighttimes 🙂 About 18 minutes hovering, about 10-12 minutes in normal flight.
[/youtube] https://youtu.be/1qHtv_WCzwg [youtube]7 February, 2016 at 19:55 #25788
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….20 February, 2016 at 12:46 #26195
Just a quick note, I attached the props by hand in the photo mainly for aesthetic reasons, hence why they’re not tightened down completely.
Mini Tricopter v3
Cobra 2204-1960kV motors
Spider 18a ESC
HQProp 6×3 props
Turnigy BMS-210 equivalent
Turnigy Nanotech A-Spec 4s 1800
FrSky X4SB reciever using modded direct un-inverted SBUS, SmartPort telemetry
FrSky Taranis X9D Plus
RTFQ 1-17v (4s to 5v) regulator and considerable dual power rail filtering
TBS Greenhorn 25mW vTX, soon to be 200mW
Minimosd-micro with telemetry
Sony 600TVL WDR wide-voltage camera
ImmersionRC SpiroNet RP-SMA antennas
VueXL VX1 FPV headset
GoPro Hero 4 Session for recording
Attachments:11 March, 2016 at 09:09 #26850
Here is my setup:
RCE mini frame with integrated PDB
DYS MR2205 2100Kv motors
HQ 6045 props
KISS 18A ESCs
SPRF3 FC board
FrSky X4RSB receiver connected via sbus, plus telemetry connected via soft serial
Aomway 200mw VTx
Foxeer HS1177M camera
Firmware – TriFlight 0.5 beta 1
I’ve stacked receiver with FC and got rid of connectors to keep everything clean and compact.
Attachments:13 March, 2016 at 17:33 #26938
Basically used Davids 900Kv setup. It’s very docile and quiet, I had turn up the Yaw quite a bit to my liking from his KK2 settings however. This is my first multi rotor, and first FPV – Maiden and FPV on the same day! Very stable for video and fun to fly. I still have much “clean up” and tuning to do but it fly’s very well. Very Happy David, I see a mini in my future :0)
YouTube Link is the 3rd flight.
TBS Unify Pro Vtx
Turnigy 2K Action Cam
Castle UBEC (1.6 Amp for camera and Vtx, YIKES!)
Fat Shark Dominator V3
Hobby People 14.8V 3200mAh (>15min mild flying)
Attachments:2 April, 2016 at 17:06 #27471
250 Class mini tricopter
DYS BE1806 2300Kv motors
5045 bullnose triblade Dalprop propellers
DYS XM20A BLHeli 14.4 dampend light ESCs
SPRF3 flight controller running Triflight 0.5Beta2
BMS201DHM servo @5v with servo feedback wire connected to RSSI on F3 board
FrSky X4R-SB receiver running S.BUS and S.PORT telemetry
Custom PDB with dual 5v/12v linear BECs (LM1940-5.0/LM1940-12.0)
Custom LC filter (1000mH coil/470uF capacitor)
Custom 2mm plywood frame based on RCExplorer V3.5
Custom 1.5/2mm plywood canopy with 3D printed parts
Custom nose spacer with brass inserts
Custom booms (130mm front, 150mm back)
Custom tilt based on RCExplorer tilt mechanism (just made one with 12mm hole spacing for the BE1806)
Custom motor mounts (12mm hole spacing for 2mm screws)
ET25R 25mW FPV transmitter
Inferior board cam (12v+-5%) (hence the dual BEC)
Weight without lipo: 360g
Weight with 1400mAh 3S: 479g
Weight with 1400mAh 4S: 515g
Flies fine on 3S (but I get video noise when voltage drops due to inferior camera)
Flies great on 4S 🙂
Attachments:23 April, 2016 at 11:43 #28134
1) mini tricopter kit plus electronics package.
2) micro minimosd tucked away in the frame.
3) 5v pololou to power osd.
4) Aomway 25mw/200mw Video Tx.
5) delta8 receiver.
6) runcam2 fpv camera.
Plus lost of cable braid.
Attachments:16 May, 2016 at 12:52 #28618
Hello All 🙂
This is me!
Built, have set up the tail servo, done the bench tail tune for the servo feedback, just got wait for a calmish day to maiden it now 🙂
I’ve been flying quads for a couple of years now but this is my first tri. Currently running on DYS SE2205, KISS 18a ESC’s and DAL 6040 props – 3s until I get used to it. That will be changed to 30a ESC’s later in the year when I get the 4s batteries.
Hopefully a maiden video to follow 🙂16 May, 2016 at 23:14 #28631
This is my 350 sized first attempt at a Tri.
RTFQ 2212 900kv
XRotor 20amp flashed to BLheli
RCexplorer integrated frame
X8r no case running Sbus and Smart port Telemetry
RCexplorer tilt and servo
8 channel boscam video tx ( cheap)
Aomway VTX antenna
MultiRC battery skid plate
Plexiglass top plate
Still trying different props to find what I like 10×4.5 , 10×5, 9×5 and 8×4.5×3 on the way.
A photo posted by @mitch.oswalt on
A photo posted by @mitch.oswalt on26 June, 2016 at 12:09 #30139
Mini Tricopter frame with integrated naze 32
Dys sn20 amps, 2 blheli, and 1 simon K (oops)
DYS custum rc explorer motors
Lumenier 25mw fpv transmitter (why UK regulations why!!)
TBS Triumph antenna
fatshark dominator V3
CC1526 Board Camera Sony 960H CCD with 800TVL (IR Blocked)
DYS Bull Nose Plastic Propellers T6045
Turnigy nanotech 1.8 4s lipo2 August, 2016 at 22:28 #31886
My tricopter is based on the “Tricopter V2.6HV Deluxe” version. Everything’s the same, but with these differences:
The 1.2Ghz 800mW VTX is at the front mounted on a piece of PVC profile.
The RC receiver is Hawkeye OpenLRSng DTF-UHF with a Dragonlink dipole at the back (as far away as possible from GoPro interference).
HQProp 9″x4.3 Carbon reinforced endurance propellers.
HobbyKing “Universal Nylon Landing Skid Set for Multi-Rotor Frames” (recommended for soft landings that don’t snap zip-ties).
The flight controller is an APM 2.5 running Arducopter 3.2.1. I’d like to try TriFlight, but without a RTH mode it’s just not worth the risk with all the flying I do over water, such as this moment when RTH saved my tricopter from plunging into the sea:
Attachments:14 August, 2016 at 17:09 #32274
Rebuild #117 🙂
RCExplorer F3FC integrated flight controller and PDB and carbon bottom plate
RCExplorer RS2205 2300Kv motors on 6045 HQProp
RCExplorer LittleBee 30A ESCs running BLHeli 14.6
FrSky X4R-SB running S.BUS and S.PORT on UART1 and UART2
Bluebird 22HV servo running on 8V
Eachine ET25R VTx running on 8v from FC
PZ0420M 600TVL board camera running on 8v from FC
Custom plywood/ABS canopy
Custom ABS skids
400g without lipo 🙂
Attachments:9 September, 2016 at 05:55 #33081
Here’s my baby tricopter setup. It flies great!
EMAX 2205 2300kv
DAL 5045BN Props
FVT Littlbe Pro 20 ESCs
HS1177 w/2.1 lens
LED lap transpoder (yes I plan to race the baby)
Attachments:10 September, 2016 at 16:01 #33144
My setup as per Davids video.
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