1 February, 2018 at 03:13 #40848
The current Canopy, while very nice is a bit of a cluster-F when it comes to shoe-horning everything in due to lack of practical mounting space. With that in mind I’ve started reworking the Canopy that was originaly released by one of our members. So far, I’ve thicken’d the rear of the canopy where it joins with the tail-plate and I’ve added mounting holes for all sorts of stuff. The hole spacing is 30.5 mm across so it’s possible to mount a small Flight controller inside but not really practical. Instead I had something like camera hardware, VTX, secondard BEC, and LC filtering in mind.
Kevin16 February, 2018 at 18:04 #4098116 February, 2018 at 18:06 #40982
Test flight with the improved canopy.16 February, 2018 at 18:26 #40983LitterBugParticipant
NICE! How do you like those F80s?
LitterBug16 February, 2018 at 18:43 #40984
F80’s give very good torque but it really think the entire airframe could use an update to match the strength of the motors. Would love to see this run an F4 or better FC with an 6S LiPo.
Unfortunately the current setup wouldn’t support both a soft mounted FC and an internal battery. Even using two blank frames wouldn’t be enough as the folding arms are a major issue. Without the folding arms, its possible but only just. Sure you are seenin this on your build.16 February, 2018 at 18:45 #40985
Forgot to mention that i have a Runcam-Split, VTX, antenna and OSC card all on that folding door.16 February, 2018 at 21:18 #40988“OdinnFpv”Participant
The canopy is sweet, got one just like yours Kevin. BUT in a crash… Davids stock mini frame holds up a lot, im on my 3e one now and I promise ive tested all to its limits 😛 2 of them are trashed, last one I will hook up with some carbon. so 3d is nice, interesting for looks but sadly when you crash and that will come…..
Sweet work tho Kevin, good base fore some carbon 😉16 February, 2018 at 21:42 #40989LitterBugParticipant
I don’t really need folding arms, and mine don’t fold with my current setup. If I were to use tapered holes and bolts, it would be feasible. F3 is more than enough FC if you aren’t trying to run OSD on the FC. I’m using an external Diatone OSD/VTX.
I’ll have to print this up in yellow since you like yellow so much… 😉 Oh nuts. I don’t have any yellow PETG…. Guess I need to stop by MicroCenter….
Edit: Oh wait, says I picked some up last month: “INLANDPRO PETG TRANSLUCENT YELLOW”… Need to find the missing bag of goodies!16 February, 2018 at 23:43 #40991
I have a prototype canopy if anyone is interested in having it? (Nylon)
My current set is Nylon / Carbon mix.16 February, 2018 at 23:53 #40992
Anyone know whats causing that odd noise when the copter is descending?
Sounds like something is either loose or vibrating.
The thing of it is that its consistent each time during the descent.
Unfortunatly i dont have a data logger on this copter… Maybe could get one of those too if i can find a dependable one that works on the UART without taking a dump.16 February, 2018 at 23:55 #40993
The real issue with an F3 FC is that its internal memory is next to nothing. Hence all of those new Betaflight goodies are beyond the reach of most stock tricopters.17 February, 2018 at 20:06 #41008“OdinnFpv”Participant
when descending you probably get gitter on the servo for the uncontrolled air under. its like going into your own used air in a way, possible to tune that of but easiest is to think of the angle when you descends, not to steap so you go into your own airflow with to much throttle. if that made any sense17 February, 2018 at 23:41 #41016biggestRCEfanParticipant
Inspect the tips of your antennas. I had a similar configuration and in descent the uptown pushed the antennas into the prop. Maybe something else.17 February, 2018 at 23:45 #41017biggestRCEfanParticipant
After another look at your pics and the video I think it is a panel resonating at a specific frequency (motor speed) combined with propwash. Check if there is movement or flex in some of your custom parts.18 February, 2018 at 00:26 #41019
Thinking your right BigRC,
Possibly its the gap between the two side panels surrounding the Camera, rubbing together. (look at 3rd or 4th picture down) Will try to make this tighter and if need be, make the panels “notched” so they snap together.
As for the antennas, they,re in the position i had them previously and i didn’t encounter this issue. If anything, when the antenas are above the props they can get sucked in but under they should be ok.
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