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Old Jan 20, 2014, 06:00 PM
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Armattan CF Mini Tricopter / Quadcopter

Instead of all those H style mini quads, how about a tricopter? Seems like a good time for one.



And of course, the maiden of the prototype frame in tricopter mode:
AUW before lipo was 420g.
9 packs were run that day, ranging from 3S 950mAh (5 min flight time @~45% hover throttle) to 3S 2200mAh (9 min flight time @~55% hover throttle). This was with SS 2300kV and 5030 props.

Armattan Mini Tricopter FPV Maiden HD (3 min 2 sec)



Frame Specifications:
-1mm Carbon Fiber Main Plate
-1mm Carbon Fiber Top Plate
-1mm G10 FPV camera plate
-3mm Carbon Fiber Arms
-Custom 3D printed direct drive tail mechanism
-Option for various vibration isolation methods (or none for a speed racer)
-Small (30.5mm) or large (45mm) FC mounting
-Various lipo mounting locations (bottom recommended)
-Foldable
-Various motor size options (accepts 16x19 motors!)
-Up to 6" props
-Mounting for Mobius


Recommended parts:
Cobra 2204 1960kV (with bolt on prop adapters)
12A Turnigy Plush ESCs with BLHeli (can use other 12A ESCs)
6" props with 3S (1000mAh-2200mAh) OR 5" props with 4S (1000mAh-1500mAh)
Naze32 Acro
ImmersionRC 5.8GHz 600mW VTx
PZ0420 (or cheap knockoff equivalent)
Pololu 12V step up (5V of VTx to 12V of camera)
Mobuis (GoPro capable)

Build pictures of bare frame:































Tail Assembly 3D printed parts are now available on Shapeways!
https://www.shapeways.com/shops/MayMayDay3D


Current build that I'm working on (not done!):







Questions or feedback are welcome.
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Old Jan 20, 2014, 06:00 PM
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And we also have the quad version by altering the amount and location of the arms.



And she also flies very nicely.

Bushwhacking (3 min 34 sec)


High You Are (3 min 41 sec)


Armattan Mini Quad Variant Maiden HD (3 min 48 sec)



Build pictures (same as above, just one extra arm!):










What I have on the prototype (current recommended setup). It is one fun flier. And as you can see, its seen some loving.



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Old Jan 20, 2014, 07:04 PM
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Looks great! Can't wait to see the final product!
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Old Jan 20, 2014, 07:58 PM
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I like that a lot. I think I might have to get one and run in quad configuration!
Love that you went 3mm on the arms, should be another bullet proof frame!
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Old Jan 20, 2014, 08:35 PM
Fly it like you stole it
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im in cant wait to fly a mini tri fpv, that brings so many advantages to beiing able to get around things
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Old Jan 20, 2014, 08:53 PM
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Are there any pics of the tail mechansim please mayday? Very tidy flying there too.
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Old Jan 20, 2014, 10:02 PM
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Awesome promo clip MayMayDay ... great little tricopter.
Will be keen to see it in a quad form also??
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Old Jan 20, 2014, 10:28 PM
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hell yeah mini tri will be rockin!
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Old Jan 20, 2014, 11:38 PM
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I would love to see some pics of this one MayMayDay! That video rocks. looks like a small dream machine. I wish I had time to fly and build stuff right now...
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Old Jan 20, 2014, 11:55 PM
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Thank you everyone! More pictures and info will be coming once I get my big order of hardware in. The prototype I flew is cobbled together with various lengths of screws etc that I had lying around, so it isn't the prettiest of things. Well, I think it's kinda cute, but I might be a bit biased.
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Old Jan 21, 2014, 12:06 AM
Ain't crashing often anymore
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Can't help somehow....
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Old Jan 21, 2014, 03:14 AM
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Nice looking tri! Should be a nice compact flyer.
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Old Jan 21, 2014, 04:06 AM
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anddddd i'm IN

(great i need to go find more things to sell)
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Old Jan 21, 2014, 11:59 AM
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Very excited to see!
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Old Jan 21, 2014, 12:31 PM
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how's the power with that AUW and 3 motors?
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