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Old May 29, 2012, 11:48 PM
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Very. They fit snug enough fo a friction fit but i use nylon thumb screws on each end.
I ordered some today. Thanks for the link!
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Old Jun 02, 2012, 03:28 AM
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Here is my fpv flight from yesterday. The Tricopter just feels so good in fpv.

BlueSkyRC Tricopter FPV Tree Surfing (2 min 37 sec)
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Old Jun 02, 2012, 06:20 AM
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I ordered some today. Thanks for the link!
Nothin' like a great tip.... Thanks, mecevans!

I ordered some, too, along with some 5/16 dowels to use with some (round inside) CF arms I want to try. Got some other CF arms with square insides coming with which I can use the 5/16 square basswood I got from Amazon. Also wanted to try some plain ol' woody arms, so the MagnumWood 10mm x 10mm sticks oughta be just the ticket.

I wonder if mahogany will be to heavy? Sure would be purdy, tho...
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Old Jun 02, 2012, 08:39 AM
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Yeah, I got my bass and poplar sticks yesterday and wow, they look fantastic. Super straight and clean. I think using wood might be a good solution. It is cheap and easy to replace on the frame. It could also save motor mounts.
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Old Jun 02, 2012, 09:23 AM
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No offense to you, David, but I have plans to put together a cheapie Tri to use for slam-bang learning to improve my flying. Prolly be an "RCExplorer Tri V2.5" with shorter arms and maybe a cheap KK on it. Something I can "excavate" with and not be too concerned about the price of fixing it... These new arms will fit right into that plan. Glad to hear they're as good as they are.

The only grass around here is a patch I grew right outside my quarters that's a triangle about 4' wide by 2' deep... Watered twice a day, it's hanging on... Don't know how it'll survive the heat when it starts getting to be 120-130 around here. So, it's hard hard dirt, gravel and cement for those "hard landings".

There's a song about Kandahar that says it's the Devil's back yard, and the Gates of Hell ain't far....
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Old Jun 02, 2012, 09:36 AM
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No offense to you, David, but I have plans to put together a cheapie Tri to use for slam-bang learning to improve my flying. Prolly be an "RCExplorer Tri V2.5" with shorter arms and maybe a cheap KK on it. Something I can "excavate" with and not be too concerned about the price of fixing it...
Hey, no problem... Sounds good. If you go that route, you will really love the MultiWii Tricopter when you get there.
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Old Jun 02, 2012, 10:18 AM
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Yeah, I got my bass and poplar sticks yesterday and wow, they look fantastic. Super straight and clean. I think using wood might be a good solution. It is cheap and easy to replace on the frame. It could also save motor mounts.
Ditto on the "Super straight and clean". I received my poplar sticks Super quick and they are straight as an arrow. I'm done with the aluminum arms with wood filler. I just bend them and that's not good. At least with wood it's either straight or broken, not slightly bent. Great recomendation!
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Old Jun 03, 2012, 09:15 AM
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Here is my last tricopter video. Posted this also in video tread.

More tricopter fun (3 min 44 sec)
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Old Jun 03, 2012, 11:33 AM
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Here is my last tricopter video. Posted this also in video tread.

https://vimeo.com/43326002
Nice video Carguy!
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Old Jun 05, 2012, 01:27 AM
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Night flight is so fun!

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Old Jun 05, 2012, 07:19 AM
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That looks cool ! Video ?
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Old Jun 10, 2012, 10:23 PM
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im starting to read the whole thread now and really enjoying tricopters from you guys. its really great.

i have 1 question.

hi Qrome. is this a right pair?
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motor rated at 14.5A max current, paired with 10A ESC?
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Old Jun 10, 2012, 11:22 PM
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im starting to read the whole thread now and really enjoying tricopters from you guys. its really great.

i have 1 question.

hi Qrome. is this a right pair?

motor rated at 14.5A max current, paired with 10A ESC?
Yes, thos work totally fine together -- I think it hovers at 14A -- devide that by 3 and each one is pulling about 5A.

That setup is my first Tricotper -- I still have it and flew it again this last week. My second Tricopter is using the Suppo 2212 1200kv motors and the HW 25A ESC -- both of these are listed as recommended on the Tricopter product page. Especially if you plan to do FPV with it.

http://www.blueskyrc.com/index.php?m...products_id=16
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Old Jun 10, 2012, 11:46 PM
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thank you for that kind reply Qrome. and thanks for the link.
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Old Jun 11, 2012, 10:54 PM
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Ufo (2 min 56 sec)
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