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Old Sep 27, 2010, 07:09 PM
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Tim's Model T-Copter

Maidened this yesterday and am having a blast with it. Thought I'd share.

UPDATE 10/2/10: Started a build log down on post 25:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...0&postcount=25

UPDATE 10/5/10: Camera Mount - Post 26: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...2&postcount=26

-Tim

Another T-Copter Demo Flight (2 min 26 sec)


The tree. 9-27-2010 (1 min 0 sec)


A little less conversation - T-Copter - 9-29-10 (3 min 32 sec)
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Old Sep 27, 2010, 07:31 PM
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Hey Tim, what do you call your Bolens tractor? My dad calls his "Hortence".

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Old Sep 27, 2010, 09:12 PM
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Tim, it flies great! How do you like it compared to the tri?
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Old Sep 27, 2010, 10:52 PM
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Jeff,

That's a Wheel Horse. I never named it... 3 speed high and low range. It's great for hauling wood around.

Quail,

So far so good. I can't put my finger on it but it just seems more stable than the tri.
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Old Sep 28, 2010, 05:21 AM
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It really does look stable. Very stable. Nice job. I have a couple of questions.
Is the CG close to your dowel in the center?
How are the Pulso motors working?

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Old Sep 28, 2010, 09:50 AM
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Nice flying, Tim!
Where can I get the T-Copter?
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Old Sep 28, 2010, 10:39 AM
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It really does look stable. Very stable. Nice job. I have a couple of questions.
Is the CG close to your dowel in the center?
How are the Pulso motors working?

Morris
Hi Morris,

The center dowel got me really close. I started balancing it at that location, marked where the battery was, then moved the battery back about an inch.
The Pulso's are working out great!

Djacob7,

You have to build it. Check out these two threads. http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1142429 & http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1284199
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Old Sep 28, 2010, 11:13 AM
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Nice Job Tim, and is this your disertation for your PhD form the Signguy School of Flight?

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Old Sep 28, 2010, 11:36 AM
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LOL... No way. You should see Bob fly his tri in person. I'm still in grade school. (3rd grade.) I have a little clip of Bob that I can post.
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Old Sep 28, 2010, 12:16 PM
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Bob flying his Tri (0 min 47 sec)
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Thats is so nice, thanks for posting Tony, and it's als great to see how quickly people can progress. This year I have just not had the time appart form doing the builds, next year I have set some me time asside to get some flight time in.

Keeps the posts coming. Mike.
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Tim-

Can you explain what you did for your yaw mech?
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I'm in the process of building another T and am taking pics along the way. (A picture's worth a thousand words.)

-Tim
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Tim , I suppose you know that pultruded carbon tubes will split easily.........I wrap the ends with Kevlar thread and CA it

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great job tim

those tricop... multicop seems the way to go for PRO ap jobs !

i'm afraid about my poor pilot skills

from your opinion/experience : all those gyro help enough to allow
poor pilot to try this bird
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