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Old Jul 25, 2011, 01:36 PM
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Assistance with the motors and Escs for payload - Tricopter

So here is David's recommended build pretty much, which is awesome (I know he uses the KK board, just not sure about the one I have linked)

TURNIGY Plush 18amp Speed Controller x3 $35.70
Prop Saver w/ Band 3mm (10pcs) $2.86
2213N 800Kv Brushless Motor x3 $22.08
BMS-385DMAX Digital Servo (Metal Gear) 4.2kg / .15sec / 16.5g $20.48
GWS EP Propeller (RD-9047 228x119mm) (6pcs/set) $4.16
Turnigy 2200mAh 3S 25C Lipo Pack $10.79
IOI Quadcopter KK Multicopter controller board X-Copter (he is gonna flash the board to a tricopter for me) $29.99

*if you have any recommendations on changing parts please do mention it*

Now what I'm wanting to do is increase the payload so I can have maybe a 6k mAh battery, or maybe 1-2 batteries linked with a diode so I don't have reverse charging (and for the safety of Having a backup just in case a battery fails). I've read that lower Kv is recommended, but let me be honest I'm really new to the RC world as far as flying goes (and building), the only experience I have is with the toy rc's you get at the local big box stores (which I had tons of practice with those at least). This tricopter will be ONLY for FPV and I'm not worried about tricks with it, I'm wanting a nice stable reliable platform for recording etc. I'm sure not to far in the distant future (after watching that stunt Tricopter) I will be looking into a 2nd build for such things.

So I am gonna take a look around and read a bit more, and I will update anything I wish to change, but I can see having 1,000 grams of weight from batteries being something on my tricopter as normal.
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Old Jul 25, 2011, 02:33 PM
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Have you tried http://www.ecalc.ch/xcoptercalc_e.htm?ecalc ? Brilliant for playing these kind of "what if"? games
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Old Jul 25, 2011, 05:18 PM
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Have you tried http://www.ecalc.ch/xcoptercalc_e.htm?ecalc ? Brilliant for playing these kind of "what if"? games
That's is a cool website man thanks.

was looking at this motor here:
http://cgi.ebay.com/KV3500-Brushless...item1e6465c5c1
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