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Old Dec 29, 2012, 03:08 PM
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Will a tricopter fly the same as a quad?

Just bought this..

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...rame_KIT_.html

I have many quadcopters and fly well, wanted something different, will this tri fly much the same? or should I go careful !!

Thanks in advance for any thoughts on this.
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 11:07 PM
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it will be similar to a quad in the controls, but the main difference will be yaw. much more responsive than a quad. that about all i can say as i havent done a tri yet.
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 11:31 PM
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A tricopter seems to fly much more "naturally", almost like a plane, when you're in FPV.
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 02:00 AM
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A quad is much more stable Then a tri
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 04:02 AM
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A quad is much more stable Then a tri
That is just not true!
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 04:32 AM
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Thanks all, did'nt want to lift off and find its a right handful! especially with that frame as it ain't gonna take a bad landing.
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 04:34 AM
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Thanks all, did'nt want to lift off and find its a right handful! especially with that frame as it ain't gonna take a bad landing.
That's why it is mostly better to build one yourself. This way you can always make some replacement parts...
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 06:53 AM
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Just bought this..

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...rame_KIT_.html

I have many quadcopters and fly well, wanted something different, will this tri fly much the same? or should I go careful !!

Thanks in advance for any thoughts on this.
I would also say it also depends on the flight controller! I started of in multi rotors flying tricopters, I only went to quads because I wanted to get the Naza FC, and that doesn't support tricopters.

I will say that I found my KK quad, more stable that my KK tri, but that had more to do with the tricopters wheel base being a little small!
All in all, I prefer the tri set-up for the fact its lighter, cheaper to build, and you don't need to worry about counter rotating props!

Let us know you find that frame, Iv'e been looking at that for a while

Cheers, Joe
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 07:06 AM
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the quick and level yaw of a tri gives me a lot more confidence flying in confined spaces over my quads,
just tuned up a new quad frame with a cc3d and although it feels good i'm already thinking of converting it into a tri.
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 08:02 AM
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I gotta disagree, at least on my tricopter the yaw is difficult to dial in. My quads fly better for sure. While it's crazy fast when you give it full tilt it takes a while for it to stop, there is only so much that one motor can do to bring it back to a halt. I find that the yaw on my F330 is more than fast enough. It's even faster on my Y6, that things yaw is absolutely crazy. Much thanks to the six 2200kv motors I bet.
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 10:15 AM
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I have built octo, many hexs, a few quads and lots of tri's... The tri's, once tuned properly have far better yaw control.

Also the arm length can be increased on tri’s much more than anything else….. because a long armed quad will never yaw properly. This longer arm length can add to stibilty, not really needed anymore...

But.. A motor flew off my hex the other day and it spun slowly and landed safely… completely not possible with tri..

Many quads, hexs ect will climb or fall with rapid Yaw… A tri will not…

The best flying copter I ever built is a tri-6…. A with copter with tri code and six motors and large foot print with tail motors on bearings… Can’t beat that one so far...

I have been pushing a hex farily hard to do cordinated turns and it can do them... just not as well as a large tri...

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Old Dec 30, 2012, 10:20 AM
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Let us know you find that frame, Iv'e been looking at that for a while

Will do, thanks again all.
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 10:22 AM
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[QUOTE=ripmax;23659525]Let us know you find that frame, Iv'e been looking at that for a while


WIll do, thanks again all
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 10:51 AM
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I gotta disagree, at least on my tricopter the yaw is difficult to dial in. My quads fly better for sure. While it's crazy fast when you give it full tilt it takes a while for it to stop, there is only so much that one motor can do to bring it back to a halt. I find that the yaw on my F330 is more than fast enough. It's even faster on my Y6, that things yaw is absolutely crazy. Much thanks to the six 2200kv motors I bet.
I'd have to day that sounds more like a pid/rate tuning issue than a tri issue,but then you have 2000 posts on me so I could well be wrong.
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 01:27 PM
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My personal experience is quads are more stable like flying a contrarotating helicopter. Tri is more like flying a flybarred heli. But then they invented self level.........
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