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    Hello. This is my first post on the forum. I have been a long time fan of Flitetest but I’ve never flown a Tricopter. Only cheap hobby drones/quads. I’ve always loved David’s tricopter but I’m not sure what all I need or if it can be accomplished cheaply. I don’t have a transmitter or anything yet. Any help would be great. I have a general idea of what’s needed but I’m unsure what the minimal needs are for a transmitter and receiver, etc.



    Consider that this Hobby is both a “challenge” and an “investment”.

    It’s challenging because it’s often not easy; Nothing worth doing ever is. Yet as an investment, it will require your time, money and learning to accomplish. That being said, you’ll need to buy things, some of which may not always come cheap and will definitely require that you learn allot of new things. (soldering, 3D-Printing, Electronics, Radio basics ect)

    Flat out you’ll spend around 300 – 500 dollars on gear, tool, batteries ect and maybe another 150 – 300 on the craft itself. While this sounds like allot, it isn’t when you consider that once you have these things you often don’t need to buy another unless your looking form some for of an upgrade. Past that, start watching all of David’s how-to videos and reading forums. Much of what you’ll be dealing with has at one point or another been discussed here already.

    Edit: The Taranis X9 and the Frsky R-XSR receiver work great together. There are however new controller / transmitters out such as the Taranis X-Lite that are supposed to be really good too.

    BTW, welcome to RCE forums!


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