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Old Jan 09, 2011, 09:50 PM
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Show us your FPV Multicopter

I know a few have been posted here and there in the Airplane thread of a similar namesake, but I would like to see a good collection in one place. Mainly as references as to how to setup a multicopter for FPV considering its unique layout considerations for distance between RF parts and such.

The airplane thread has been pretty instrumental in showing how people are managing certain airframes, so I think a multicopter one would be beneficial to anyone interested in getting into it.

I have a signguy tricopter that I put FPV gear on, but have since removed it to rework a few things.

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Old Jan 09, 2011, 10:11 PM
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A little info in my blog, will be indoor fpving this weekend.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1367230
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Old Jan 09, 2011, 10:41 PM
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Old Jan 09, 2011, 10:45 PM
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Phantom Tri-Copter image here... : - P
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Old Jan 10, 2011, 09:32 AM
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I've got a homebrew FPV tricopter in the works. Looking forward to posting some pics when it's done, and also seeing some other people's rigs.

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Old Jan 10, 2011, 09:57 AM
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I haven't got round to putting my video transmitter on yet but will do when I iron out some vibration issues.

Here's my bird:
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Old Jan 10, 2011, 10:08 AM
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Is the gopro upside down? Are you just flipping the recorded clips with software?
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Is the gopro upside down? Are you just flipping the recorded clips with software?
Yes the gopro is upside down, but the firmware upgrade lets you film upside down without having to use software to flip it afterwards.
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Old Jan 10, 2011, 11:41 AM
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Perfect! I upgraded mine but didnt realize that.
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Old Jan 10, 2011, 11:44 AM
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Phantom Tri-Copter image here... : - P
Nice.
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Old Jan 10, 2011, 04:07 PM
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I've just ordered a bunch of parts to make my own T shaped, Arduino Pro Mini, Wii Motion Plus + Nunchuck based tricopter.
It'll be made from wood so as to keep it simple

Most parts are with me and hope to get it ready over the next week or so.
I'll be flying 2.4GHz Frsky R/C and lightweight homebrew 5.8GHz video and camera - nothing more!
The intention is to make it small-ish so I can fly out of the back yard with no need to haul everything to the flying field.

I'd really appreciate it if everbody gave a brief overview on sizes they used for their frame, motors, ESC etc.

I'm thinking 15" (39cm) between motors, 1000kv motors, 18A ESC and 8x4 props.

Nigel.
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Old Jan 10, 2011, 04:38 PM
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Mine is based on signguy's specs exactly. IIRD:C
20" radius
RC Timer 750kv Motors
30A Hobbywing ESC (Programmable)
HK401B Gyros x 3
10-11x3.8 or 4.7SF props (Currently I use 11x3.8SF)
FASST 2.4 7CH Control
FH 900mhz 50mwVtx
GP-cx161 Camera

Here is his thread. It has good recommendations on how to build a simeple on that can endure some crashes. Ask me how I know
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Old Jan 10, 2011, 04:48 PM
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Mine is a multiwii based quad with Rc timer motors and ESC's with 3000mAh battery, running 10 inch 4.5 props. It uses a sunsky 1.2GHz transmitter, with JVC FM1 camera with live TV out.


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Mine is a multiwii based quad with Rc timer motors and ESC's with 3000mAh battery, running 10 inch 4.5 props. It uses a sunsky 1.2GHz transmitter, with JVC FM1 camera with live TV out.


Can you tell me where you got your props from please. I'm using the Maxxprod 10x4.5 props, but they are really badly made and impossible to balance.
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