Tagged: Tricopter build
13 January, 2015 at 22:46 #9159Chris7485Participant
First of all: My tricopter is homemade but uses Davids Tricopter body (GFK). Booms are made of 10mm wood, painted black and finished with clear heavy duty paint for wooden floors.
Landing gear, servo mount, tail mechanismus and cameraholder are 3D printed.
SunnySky X2212-13 980 kV motors
AMAX Gold G30AMS 30A 2-4S 600Hz SimonK ESCs
BlueBird metalgear digital highspeed servo
Turnigy 10×4.5 props
KK 2.1.5 Board original firmware
2x Turnigy 9g servo for PAN and TILT FPV
FatShark Attitude V2 with headtracking googles
FatShark 25mA Tx (german law, what should I say…)
FatShark TVL 600 FPV camera
Hama Daytour FullHD actioncam
Turnigy 3S 3000mA 20C, some 2200mA Nano-tec and some old Turnigy 3S 1800mA
And a looooooooooooot zipties!3 February, 2015 at 13:41 #10038TerjeModerator
My current (tricopter mini – booms cut to 160mm) setup is:
Multistar Elite 2204-2300KV Multi-Rotor Motor
6×3 Gemfan HQ props / 7×3.5″ three blade props.
20A Afro Slim SimonK ESC’s
3S 2200mAh 40C Battery
Flip32+ flight controller
SkyZone 5.8GHz 200mW video transmitter
FrSky Taranis Transmitter
FrSky X8R receiver
Custom 3D printed parts (tell me if you are interested in the STL files)
All up weight is 675 grams
Flies for around 8-9 minutes of hard flying
Does flips and rolls.
Stick Scaling: 1.25
30% on everything but throttle4 February, 2015 at 16:29 #10104ztoonParticipant
Here are my setups
Crius aio running MultiWii 2.3 with gps & 433MHz telemetry
T-Motor 2216-11 900kv
HK F20A esc flashed with simonk
MinimOSD flashed with KVOSD
600TVL fpv cam
SJ4000 HD cam
I’m waiting for the next crash to update with my v3 kit.
Mini tricopter (150mm booms):
Crius SE running MultiWii 2.3
SunnySky x2207 2100kv
5030 rctimer prop (I ordered also 5040, 6030 and 5045 bullnose for testing)
KISS 18A esc
700TVL fpv cam
600gr with a 1300mAh/4S battery
There is some space to put my mobius on, but not sure I’ll do it.
Build just finished, so still in tests.
Both tricopters use same BMS385DMAX servos.4 February, 2015 at 16:43 #10105ztoonParticipant
Sorry, I didn’t seen the max file size upload limit…
Pic uploaded again.
Attachments:5 February, 2015 at 02:53 #10124KiwikentonParticipant
APC 10×4.7 MR
3s 3000mAh Zippy Flightmax 20c
30A Afro ESC’s
Turnigy Digital servo.
Immersionrc 600mw/600tvl cam
Hero 3 black
~10-11min flight time
Only trouble is with fpv range, get drop outs on both 250 mW and 600mw within 150 meters with Spironets.
Been to over 800 on my bixler same gear.9 February, 2015 at 19:57 #10259dockmanParticipant
Hobbywin Plat pro ESC
HQ Prop 10×5
ImmersionRC 25mw VTX
MoPro (mobius in a gopro size case)11 February, 2015 at 08:25 #10317deucecoupeParticipant
stock v3 with Sunnysky v2216-11 kv900 and Graupner 10×5 props.
Fortis center plates, V3 tilt mech. and motor mounts.
– Sunnysky v2216-11 kv900 and Graupner 11×5 props
-Flight time with Turnigy nanotech 4000mah 15-17 min.15 February, 2015 at 08:46 #10489MatthewParticipant
Still building mine.
Motors: Tiger Motor MT2212-11 (1100kV)
ESC: KISS 18A v1.1
Flight Controller: The Brain FPV
Servo: TGY-211DMH (To be replaced when the TGY-211DMH is back in stock)
Receiver: FrSky V8R4-II
Battery: ZIPPY Flightmax 3000mAh 4S 20C
Still working out some of the other details. I’ll follow up with a post after it’s built.22 February, 2015 at 22:34 #10761flyingdreamzParticipant
Nearing the final assembly of my V3CX (CX standing for Carbon eXpermental. All the G10 parts on the tricopter are now Carbon Fiber on the CX.
900kV NTM 28-30s
9×5 Multistar Carbon Props
Afro 20A ESC
Zippy 3000mAh 4s
Orange R620 with Satellite
Gopro 2 with SkyZone 5.8CHz 600mW TS832
KK2 mini running Stevis23 February, 2015 at 08:41 #10782compatibleincompatibleParticipant
KK2.1 / D28-30 1000kV / Afro 30A / 380MG servo / 1045 prop
About 825g with 2200 3s.
More simple beginner than advanced sleek to keep everything more accessible for now.
Attachments:23 February, 2015 at 16:42 #10811mjpilotParticipant
I love the food container to protect the flight controller. Good job.25 February, 2015 at 19:21 #11016LarsAParticipant
After several months on and off, I have finally finished my version of the Tricopter V3.
Frame is cut out, from a 1,5mm sheet of carbon. The arms are the cheap tubes from HK (will be replaced with wowen when they break)
Batt: 4S 4000mAh
Frame weight: 675gr
Total weight: 1124gr.
Attachments:27 February, 2015 at 11:35 #11148NuritriParticipant
thank you very much for your highly recommendable part list beeing hyperlinked – great !!!
Nuritri28 February, 2015 at 15:46 #11210RCJimParticipant
I finally finished my Tricopter V3 in a way I’m happy with. I will of course continue to make improvements but for now I’m proud of it.
900kv NTM 28-30s Motors
9×5 HQ E-prop
30A SimonK ESC’s
Green & White LED Srips
Turnigy Receiver Controlled Switch (for LED’s)
Turnigy 4s 3000mAh 20C LiPo
KK2 mini board
5.8GHz 200mW Video Tx from Ebay
GoPro Hero 2
Spektrum A610 Rx
I’m using David’s recommended KK2 settings and they are working pretty good. I have’t gotten a chance to try FPV or fly much at all with the worst winter ever here in New England.
28 February, 2015 at 19:00 #11216SwindlzParticipant
May I ask how long you get out of that Lipo with the 750Kv motors.
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