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Old May 12, 2012, 07:54 PM
smoking91awd
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Old May 13, 2012, 12:58 AM
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i would go with a multiwii for tricopter.... there are a lot of options and the APM when i tried it was not a stable multirotor platform... it worked but not stable


Checkout multiwiicopter.com
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Old May 13, 2012, 10:39 AM
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Well I talk it over with the bank account adviser(My wife), She recommended that I stay with the arducopter lol. I guess my real question is if the GPS, and optical Flow Sensor will help my stabilization at all.
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Old May 13, 2012, 11:24 AM
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Stability is more dependent on your gyros and any filters they have.


Prior to using any other sensors it needs to fly smoothly with gyros only.


Honestly DIY-Drones is a better place to get info about the APM.

Best of luck!


And you can always sell the APM
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Old May 13, 2012, 04:23 PM
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GPS will only help you hold one position from 2m - 10m just buy a multiwii its cheap and well supported and there is a GUI and constantly updating code.
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Old May 13, 2012, 06:30 PM
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Ok I am looking for a stable platform for fly a tricopter. Please note I am a begginer at flying tri's only flown a trex 450, and drive nitro trucks. I basically need this tri to get power and hover lol.

Right now I have;
  • arducopter Mega (APM1) board with magnetometer
  • DT750 motors,
  • 18A PLUSH ESC,
  • a FPV system

Would GPS, Optical Flow Sensor, or a Absolute Pressure and Temperature Sensor make it fly better would be greatly appreciated?

Any adivse you guys or girls can give me to make this tricopter as stable as possible?
Are you looking for a frame? If so, and you want to build one, try http://www.rcexplorer.se/projects/tr...copterv25.html it uses your motors and ESCs, and is camera ready.
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Old May 13, 2012, 08:28 PM
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That's my plan of action is to go with that style of frame? just need to go to the stores around where I live to pick up the arms. Already got some one making the body for me.
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