Tagged: Tricopter build
18 June, 2017 at 23:40 #38227Kevin LeachParticipant
Been a big fan for a couple of years now.
Turnigy Nano 4S 1800mAh
FlySky Th9x with FrSky DJT module
This is my first build. Have been flying a 3DR Iris+ and a Yuneec Typhoon Q500+.
The Mini Tri is a freaking beast. Less than 5 minutes and already broke 2 props. The punch out on this thing is amazing. The full range of motion even in Horizon mode is extremely sensitive and I may have to adjust the expo. Did I say it was FAST? Pushed the nose down and watched it fly off into the distance waaaaaaay faster than I was expecting.
So far loving every minute of flying it.31 July, 2017 at 06:36 #38834wynnsquadParticipant
F3FC top plate running Triflight O.5
Carbon Fiber bottom plate
Stock electronics package
4S 3000 LiPo
FrSky D4R-II receiver
Aomway 500mW VTX
RunCam Swift FPV cam
Mobius Action Cam
MicroMinim OSD w MW_OSD firmware
David’s uber clean 12V FPV voltage regulator (see https://rcexplorer.se/projects/2012/07/the-tricopter-v2-6hv/)
I love this thing and really appreciate how clean of a design David has created!
Attachments:11 December, 2017 at 19:31 #40340AgentLALParticipant
I have multiple quads and tricopters, so here goes.
WORKING TRICOPTER: Tricopter V3-NTM Propdrive 28-30s 900kv-Afro 20A SimonK ESCs-Tricopter V3 arms and tilt mechanism-Tricopter V4 landing gear-APC 9×4.5 props-Slightly smoked RCExplorer F3FC-FrSky X8R Receiver-RCExplorer Blue Bird Feedback servo-Zippy 3000mah 4s 20C-No VTX-No FPV camera-Runcam 2 Orange video camera.
DISSASEMBLED TRICOPTER: Mini Tricopter- Mini Tricopter kit-Mini Tricopter Electronics pack with 30A Akion ESCs-Turnigy Nanotech 4s 1800 30-70C(Killed by my Xhover R5X)-HQProp 6×4.5-Runcam Sky Plus DECASED-Lumenier 200mW VTX(Now on my Xhover R5X)-FrSky X8R(Now on my Tricopter V3)-TBS Triumph FPV antennas(now on my Xhover R5X)-Runcam 2 Orange video camera.
5 INCH QUAD: Xhover R5X frame-Aokfly Fire Phoenix 2306 2400kv GREEN-Betaflight F4 FC-RCDH Spedix 35A 4-in-1 ESC-Lumenier 200mW VTX-FrSky XSR-M Receiver-Runcam Eagle FPV camera-TBS Triumph FPV antennas-DALProp 5×4.6×3 props-Turnigy Nanotech 4s 1800 30-70C(Killed by the Xhover R5X)-Runcam 2 Orange video camera.
2 INCH QUAD: FT Gremlin Frame-Emax RS1106 6000kv motors-F3 Mini Magnum AIO(4-in-1 and FC)-FrSky XSR-M Receiver-Runcam TX25 VTX-Runcam Micro Sparrow FPV camera-Tattu 3s 450mah battery-Emax T2345 2.3 Inch props.
TRANSMITTER: FrSky Taranis X9D
FPV GOGGLES: Headplay SE24 March, 2018 at 21:03 #57335DHG500Participant
For the moment:
a brand new box of pieces (delivered this afternoon, ordered 3 days ago and travelled 1200km through 4 countries; well done David!), intending to become a RCE Tricopter v4 in a near future.
It’s a bog standard V4 with standard RCE electronics kit.
Intended RX Graupner GR-12 and TX Graupner MX-12. I am considering a RunCam 2 split Cam c/w WiFi for FPV and areal photo/video.
Battery D-power 4S 3300 mAh 30C
For orientation purposes I intend to run a couple of RGB neopixels on each motorbody to recognize front/aft and L/R19 May, 2018 at 19:06 #57911MetalMuskratParticipant
A standard Mini Tricopter but with the servo cable extension added for a cleaner tail boom.
FPV cam: Foxeer Predator Mini
VTX: TBS Unify Pro 5G8 sporting a TBS Triumph antenna
Receiver: Spektrum 4649T
Batteries: Tattu 1800 mAh 75C
Running the latest Betaflight release of Triflight.
My second ever multirotor build as well as electronics project in general. (First being a FT Gremlin)
Flies great, but I have some tail-wag issues to iron out.
Attachments:16 July, 2018 at 18:39 #58307FPViennaParticipant
After an in initial test flight, the following is my “vintage” Baby Tri, sporting the latest generation of yesterday’s tech.
As such, we’re running:
Matek Mini Power Hub
BlHeli 14.9 12A ESCs running OneShot (the ones for around $2 from hobbyking)
DYS 1806 2300kv
BMS-210DMH servo with feedback wire
X4R-SB running SBUS and telemetry
Runcam Micro Swift
Some cheapish Chinese VTX, as in my country, 25mW is the max anyways.
Cruising smoothly with a 3s 1300mAh
4s will be tested soon’ish
Attachments:9 October, 2018 at 04:12 #59890billybob51165Participant
This is my scratch built Skyline32 Micro Tri. AUW 65/70 gr. on 1s 350/500 mah. components are,
Racerstar Tattoo 8A BLheli_32 32bits 1-2S Dshot1200 RaceSpec Brushless ESC from BG
Eachine 3X 1102 11500KV 1-2S Brushless motors from BG
3.7V to 5V Step Up Voltage Booster Regulator from BG
1.7g Low Voltage Micro Digital Servo Mini JST Connector from BG
Skyline32 Mini Flight Controller w/Baseflight & Cleanflight from HK, I was able to flash with Betaflight.
FS-A8S 2.4Ghz 8CH Mini Receiver with PPM i-BUS SBUS Output from HK
Gemfan T Style Polycarbonate 3025 cut down to 2525 from HK
Woven Carbon Fiber Sheet 300×100 (1.0MM Thick) from HK
350/500mah 1s 35 to 65c lipo.
it has good punch out for 1s set up, handles very well. my next project will be a 2s version soon.
Attachments:25 May, 2019 at 15:40 #62059penkypenkParticipant
just like to share my own scratch built Trironin Tricopter inspired by Davids V4. Though went some different way with the booms which I built in a combination of 3D-printed parts and Cfk-tubes which are glued together with epoxy.
Electronics is not finished yet as there will be a GPS and an FPV-system mounted to it. All in all it flies very well even without autotuning the PIDs and stuff. Now I need some more stick practise in order not to crash it too often though the build is very strong!
Weight without battery is 663g. At the moment I fly a 3S 3000mAh pack which is around another 300g.
Motors: SunnySky X2216 1250KV
Servo: BMS-210DMH incl. feedback wire
ESCs: HAKRC BLHeli_32 Bit 35A
FC&PDB: Kakute F4 V2 & BabyPDB
Props: Gemfan 10×4,5
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Attachments:15 August, 2019 at 06:54 #63351dubadub425Participant
finished my LR 🙂
Stock kit, Servo & PDB
Kakute f4 v2
HGLRC FD50a ESCs
Emax RSII 2207 motors
FrSky R9 Mini
RunCam Swift Rotor Riot Edition
pretty groovy build with the hanging stack. I used 35mm standoffs for a more compact build.
Assuming I’ll get a 4.0 3s with a low C rating to power it, but interested in 18650 power…
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