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Posted by Get Real | Jul 10, 2013 @ 04:11 AM | 5,905 Views
Nice to finally fly with flashed esc's. The tricopter felt smoother,more precise and more locked in overall without changing anything else. Upped the gains on the kk 2.0 board when i got home and will fly it over the weekend when i have time again but installed another set on one of my other tricopters as well and will be ordering more.

Tricopter With AFRO 30amp ESC's (4 min 30 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Jul 08, 2013 @ 05:12 AM | 4,983 Views
Should have better performance overall since esc's also act sort of like servos and handle pitch and roll etc on multicopters. Should fly even better and feel more locked in once I install the AFRO's. Cell count,motors,props etc will all be the same as in this video so the next flight with the new esc's and nothing else changed should be a good indicator of before and after performance using flashed esc's. Looking forward to flying the afros this week.

Tricopter Flying Before Adding Flashed ESC's (5 min 47 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Jun 30, 2013 @ 11:04 PM | 4,905 Views
Built another tricopter and have something else in build as well. Once i get the esc's flashed these things should really be responsive and quick.

Tricopter Speed And Acro Windy Day (2 min 48 sec)

Posted by Get Real | Jun 25, 2013 @ 08:39 PM | 5,216 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 | 4,476 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 | 4,585 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 | 4,945 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)

ValueHobby FPV Quad Frame Maiden Flight With 808 Cam(Dialing It In) (2 min 14 sec)
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Posted by Get Real | Jun 10, 2013 @ 05:29 AM | 4,347 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 | 4,233 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 | 4,861 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 | 5,022 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 | 4,959 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 | 4,254 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 | 4,760 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 | 4,443 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 | 5,322 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 | 4,034 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 | 4,532 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 | 4,794 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 | 4,566 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)