3 - HXT 24gram 1300kv motors (from hobbyking)
3 - Turnigy Plush 12amp ecs (from hobby king)
3S2200mAh batteries - I chose these Zippy's from Hobbyking
1 - 450 size heli landing gear of your choice
1 - HXT 9gram servo
1 - Receiver that suits your Tx, I have a futaba and bought this
Props - 8 x 4 Triples - Not sure if these are any good, but I bought these GWS props Silicone wire 20 awg
Battery Strap (I didn't like the one I got from them though)
Posted by Mauronic |
Nov 17, 2012 @ 01:09 AM | 2,064 Views
CrazyJ's Scratch Built MultiWii Tricopter
Two months ago I had a business trip up in San Francisco so I contacted CrazyJ to see what the FPV multicopter scene was like up there. He said there were lots of guys that like to fly at a place called Baylands Park and I should meet him there at dawn. I showed up with a box of Starbucks coffee knowing that the caffeine delivery would help this newcomer make some friends. I never expected that I would stay for 8 hours!
The FPV Lineup at Baylands
I think CrazyJ got his name from how he likes to fly but he could just have easily gotten it from the sheer amount of multirotors that he has bought and built in the past few months.
Don't take my word for it, you can see this guy loves multirotors (and planes too)
Anyway, he brought a great little FPV Tricopter that he designed to the field that day and when I got home, I asked him if he wouldn't mind helping me build it. Being one of the most generous people that I have met in this hobby so far, he not only emailed me a bunch of pictures as reference but he also gave me a parts list!
With his permission, I am going to share my first scratch build adventure with you.
Here's the picture that CrazyJ sent to me, if all goes well, my Tri will look something like his:
Posted by Mauronic |
Nov 09, 2012 @ 12:53 AM | 2,312 Views
I started this hobby about 5 months ago and I owe a lot of my success to the pros like you at RC groups. I love the people that I have met and the conversations here but sometimes I found it hard to get quick answers to specific questions that I have about Multicopters. Lets face it, forum search engines aren't the greatest and information can get buried requiring you to sift through dozens of posts to find the answer you are looking for.
I thought there must be a better way, and here's what I came up with:
Multicopter Hacks is a Q&A site that has everything you want to know about buying, building and flying radio controlled multirotors and drones. No registration is required so you can dive right in.
The Q&A format is complemented by an awesome search engine that puts the information right at your fingertips. Oh, and of course it's 100% dedicated to Multicopters!
So, visit MulticopterHacks.com. Ask a question or contribute by leaving an answer. I'd love to here what you think. Leave your feedback here, PM me or shoot me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org.