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Old Oct 11, 2012, 09:06 AM
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Design tricopter

Although the first tricopter I've build 2 years ago still flies perfectly, I didn't really like the look of it (kind of messy with its wooden arms with ESCs taped to it etc.), so I decided to build a new one. This one should look better and perform a little better as well. In stead of using a KK FC I'm now using a MultiWii FC and made the arms a little shorter for more aggressive flying.

This time I decided to use carbon tubing so the motor wires can be hidden in there and cut some fancy parts out of Delrin on my laser cutter. I wanted to add a something as fuselage/canopy as well so I came up with a design that was inspired by one of the models of YouTube user Roboforcerx2000. I tried to make it fit with the GoPro camera. These depron parts where also laser-cut and engraved. I'm not sure I'm 100% happy with this design yet but I think it looks better than a bare frame with open electronics.
In case anyone wants to build one as well, I'm including the drawings.
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 11:38 AM
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fancy!

How did you make those little front arm lock tabs on your frame? Meaning did you just bend the delrin down, or heat and bend it? Good idea there.
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 11:47 AM
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fancy!

How did you make those little front arm lock tabs on your frame? Meaning did you just bend the delrin down, or heat and bend it? Good idea there.
I heated it with a lighter before bending it down. When its cooled of its just as though as before.
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