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Posted by Get Real | Jun 25, 2013 @ 08:39 PM | 4,361 Views
I'll be building more tricopters when i can but this one is strictly for video duty now,no acro with this one anymore . Really need to get some fpv goggles.. been putting that off for quite a while but i finally picked up a go pro and it was well worth the price.

Tricopter With Go Pro (7 min 59 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Jun 24, 2013 @ 03:06 AM | 3,728 Views
Video quality is so much better with the new cam. Now that i have a pretty decent cam for the multicopter stuff im thinking more about camera platform set ups. Still needs a little tweaking as well as my flying but i was just trying different things(no acro though).

ValueHobby FPV Quad Frame With New Cam (5 min 25 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Jun 19, 2013 @ 12:57 AM | 3,856 Views
First time ever seeing anyone else flying a multicopter locally. My quad and tricopter were getting knocked around a bit.. even this big octo (14x7 props) was feelin the breeze to. Interesting to see something high end for filming at the field.

Octocopter (High Wind Camera Test Flight) (4 min 4 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Jun 17, 2013 @ 01:00 AM | 4,188 Views
Got more kk boards and will get the rest of these and some other multicopters flying. Ordered a fpv style quad frame and flew it over the weekend and got the tricopter back in the air with some changes. The quad will get some better props to help with video quality but it has a vibration isolation mount built into the frame as well.

Tricopter With Suppo 2212 1400kv Power (3 min 26 sec)


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Posted by Get Real | Jun 10, 2013 @ 05:29 AM | 3,637 Views
Bought this frame a few months back after efest. After flying tricopters and doing some acro it got cannibalized for gear to build more tricopters. Recently I set it back up and bought new dji arms for it. Soon it will be gutted for a new fpv quad frame.. more room for gear and better orientation on the fpv style frames. Should have the new quad set up in a week or two.. the tricopters rock but i'll keep atleast one quad for video stuff.

Just a flight to check the board settings.. still needs a little tweaking to the gains but flew pretty well considering i dont have a avr programmer to upgrade to the newest firmware(still on 1.2).
450 Quadcopter With KK 2.0 Board (5 min 17 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Jun 02, 2013 @ 03:59 AM | 3,548 Views
Really been liking the multirotors lately. Wind doesn't bother them nearly as much as planes. Once i get some more kk boards i'll be doing acro with the quads to and build one just for acro. So far my favorite set up is the suppo 2212 1400kv outrunners,30 amp esc's and 8x4.5 props.. plenty of power on 3s 2200mah packs.

Tricopter And Quadcopter Flying Windy Day (2 min 24 sec)

Posted by Get Real | May 20, 2013 @ 04:59 AM | 4,071 Views
Really like the suppo outrunners so far for the multirotors. The 2208 1450kv and 2212 1400kv outrunners are both nice on 3s set ups.. will try 4s when i can. The NTM 1200kv outrunners have been ok for 3s but need 4s for more spirited flying do to the lower kv. The ntm's have bolt on prop adapters which is nice but the bearings have quite a bit of play that you can feel at the end bell and im sure that cause's some vibration but its not to bad. Eventually i'll try some sunnysky 1400kv 2212s.. the sunnysky outrunners ive flown in the foamies have been nice.

Tricopter With Suppo 2212/10 1400kv Outrunners 3s Set Up (3 min 53 sec)

Posted by Get Real | May 05, 2013 @ 06:50 PM | 4,368 Views
Got this one dialed in pretty much,a bit tight in the yard with the tree branches though. Probably gonna build a larger one of these and a quad for acro flying.

RCExplorer Tricopter Frame Flips And Rolls In Yard (3 min 15 sec)

Posted by Get Real | May 01, 2013 @ 01:18 PM | 4,305 Views
Enlarged the plan and cut one of these out,flys really well. Will be building a larger frame version eventually for more powerful set ups.

RCExplorer Tricopter(Dialing It In On A Windy Day) (4 min 54 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Apr 28, 2013 @ 10:34 AM | 3,663 Views
Got a quick flight in and threw the cam on halfway through the pack. Really liking the 808 #16 cam but need to make a better mount for the best video.. velcro on the canopy is quick though.

Green Machine Tricopter With 808 #16 Keychain Cam HD Onboard Video (4 min 6 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Apr 22, 2013 @ 07:58 PM | 4,129 Views
Its durable.. The tricopters are more fun to fly for me but Im building another quad to mesh around with to. Still haven't found the ideal settings for these things but getting pretty close,lack of flying time these days makes dialing stuff in take a while .

Tricopter Fun In The Yard, Crashing And Durability (4 min 3 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Apr 14, 2013 @ 05:27 PM | 3,826 Views
Triple banded the prop saver hubs to avoid boom strikes and they seem to be fine,really depends on the strength of the prop saver bands used. The canopy looks cool and helps a lot with orientation further away but its easily noticed when cross winds are blowing. This one is using a light rcplanebuilder power set up and flys well with a fairly light weight and is good for smaller areas like the back yard.

Tricopter 24'' Size Flips And Rolls In Back Yard (2 min 17 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Apr 03, 2013 @ 02:14 AM | 4,714 Views
Went to pick up some parts to finish the current tricopter im working on and brought the green machine with to get a little flying in while i was there. A bit windy but not nearly as bad as the last time I flew it.

Tricopter Flying At Hobby Town Orland (5 min 23 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Mar 31, 2013 @ 07:03 PM | 3,440 Views
I really need to get some 4s packs ordered,would of helped quite a bit for flying up wind. Been scratch building and flying the tricopters about a month now so i kept it up higher and further out since it was so windy but it was still fun to do some aerobatics in a open area finally and get the board dialed in a bit for that kind of flying.

Tricopter 28'' Green Machine Flips And Rolls In The Wind (1 min 24 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Mar 27, 2013 @ 04:48 AM | 3,871 Views
Took it with to the LHS and got a quick flight outside/taking it easy because i had a new cam on it. Flew well with the rcplanebuilder power set up. Also started on a prototype cnc cut frame for making tricopters in the 24''-28'' sizes with various power levels for mild to wild flying .

RcPlaneBuilder Powered 24'' Tricopter Flight (3 min 16 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Mar 17, 2013 @ 08:49 PM | 4,217 Views
Really liking this size overall,will have to see how it does out at a field on 4s packs when the weather warms up.

The Green Machine 28'' T-Copter (3 min 7 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Mar 07, 2013 @ 02:47 AM | 3,967 Views
Flew nice in the yard,have some 4s packs for when I have more room to fly it as well. Will probably add a canopy to it later,it also has shock absorbing booms on the front that spring back and I added the same set up to the smaller one I built last week as well. Next will probably be some quad frames when I have time and get more parts.

28'' T-Copter Maiden (2 min 51 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Mar 01, 2013 @ 01:04 AM | 4,051 Views
Went to pick up some parts and brought my little tri copter in and let the LHS guys check it out and fly it. Still have a bit of work to do before the next larger tri copter will be flight ready and have a y-copter and some other stuff to build still in the coming weeks. Made this one slightly larger and made some changes from the v1.. ball bearing tail control is nice and the little digital servo is precise,dialed down the yaw for flying in the house so had to adjust the dual rates a bit higher over the mini z track.

Tri Copter V2 Demo At Hobby Town Orland (3 min 34 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Feb 22, 2013 @ 02:42 PM | 4,249 Views
Trying out a TV set up,had to almost double the expo on rudder with the added yaw authority the TV mount adds.

RCPB Slicko 2 EPP Proto With TV Mount (3 min 31 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Feb 21, 2013 @ 12:02 PM | 3,957 Views
Really like the kk 2.0 board so put it in the scratch build t copter so i could dial it in easy and do a bit more with it. For one reason or another the kk 2 board doesnt seem to like analog servos or atleast hs 81s. Put a 9g digital in for now and the tail is solid and it flew really nice.. looking forward to some outdoor flying with it when i can.

T-Copter Scratch Build With KK 2.0 Board And Digital Servo (5 min 43 sec)