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  • in reply to: LitterBug's RCExplorer Mini Tricopter Build thread #62856

    punong_bisyonaryo
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    I don’t suppose you would know if a Helio AIO FC (https://www.heliorc.com/wiring/) can be used ? Just because I have a spare one lying around. It has 2.5A (3.2 burst) regulator, can go 6S, and has a couple of extra UARTs too, but no RSSI pad so I guess servo feedback is out.

    Sorry if I’ve been asking a lot of questions. I have an old mini that had the F3FC board (it’s dead now) and I’m trying to resurrect it. Been flying quads in the past 2 years. TBH the only reason I would’ve gone with the Kakute/BabyPDB setup is because of the build video and documentation. Can any flight controller with RSSI be used?

    in reply to: LitterBug's RCExplorer Mini Tricopter Build thread #62852

    punong_bisyonaryo
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    Yeah, the BabyPDB only goes up to 5S, but it also gives 5A. So I guess that’s the tradeoff, and coming from 4S I need to figure out if I want to go 5S or 6S.

    in reply to: LitterBug's RCExplorer Mini Tricopter Build thread #62842

    punong_bisyonaryo
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    Also, are there any advantages of using the Matek PDB and the FC you were using over the BabyPDB/Kakute V2 combo?

    in reply to: LitterBug's RCExplorer Mini Tricopter Build thread #62840

    punong_bisyonaryo
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    @litterbug, were you able to try adjusting the placement of the screwholes for the stack? I’ve marked some lines on my middle board and I think with this I’ll still be able to fold the arms.


    punong_bisyonaryo
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    Pasig City, Philippines

    in reply to: Weird motor and tail glitch #38036

    punong_bisyonaryo
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    I have a Mini Trictoper with a non-feedback servo. My tail servo also twitches on a 4S battery, but it’s still flyable, but on a 3S battery the twitching disappears (or at least isn’t very apparent).

    in reply to: How do I install LED light strips? #36984

    punong_bisyonaryo
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    Sorry for the noob question, but where on the F3FC board would you recommend tapping the +5V and GND?

    in reply to: I'm a sell out… sorry, the Tricopter made do it. #36983

    punong_bisyonaryo
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    Hi @marlon!

    First of all, great work hooking up the GPS and OSD! I’ve had my Mini Tricopters just late last year, and to me you’ve done an awesome job figuring things out. If you could create some schematics/how-tos on your setup, I think that would be a big help to other builders too since this information is scattered across the forums.

    About what @quaduino said, yes traditionally there were 2 main branches or disciplines:
    1. Those who wanted a stable aerial platform with GPS-hold, altitude hold, and navigation, which like the DJI Phantom has been traditionally used to take aerial photos and videos and sometimes to conduct survey.
    2. Those who DON’T need their drone to be stable since they want FULL control of the drone’s performance. For example, rolls and flips and aggressive cornering can’t be done by a DJI because it would compromise the “stay in the air” performance of the DJI.

    Many have already said that, but like you I don’t see why we shouldn’t get the best of both worlds. I like how my Mini Tricopter flies right now, very fast and agile. I also have a Phantom myself, which flies smooth and buttery. I wouldn’t use the Phantom when I just want to have fun. But I also don’t want to use my Tricopter when I need to take aerial videos. Different bananas. But I like where you’re going, so I could just use acro mode when I just wanna have fun, and then turn on GPS and altitude hold when I just want to have a relaxed flight.

    I’d like to share a recent discovery I have for a new product on the market called Connex Falcore HD. It is touted as a racing drone that even beginners can race by using what they call SHIELD MODE and even has an auto land function. Shield mode basically gives you altitude hold so you can punch forward, etc. and more importantly stays in the air. I think this is the middle ground, and while others said that the two branches of the hobby should remain separate, they went ahead and made it possible. So, yes if we could reach a point where the tricopter could have something similar to Shield Mode, I think that would make a lot of people happy. 🙂


    punong_bisyonaryo
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    Quezon City, Philippines

    in reply to: [Newbie Rant] Soldering F3FC Board #32855

    punong_bisyonaryo
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    @Terje Hahaha! Simpsons is the best! There’s a video or gif for any situation.

    After that rant and about an hour of rest though, I got back at it and had much better progress. It still took some time, but 10hrs later, here I am. Build is done, and already setup CleanFlight. Two of the motors are reversed, so I’ll work on that tomorrow. The camera is not yet set up, hopefully I can do that tomorrow too!

    Cheers!

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