HobbyKing.com New Products Flash Sale
Reply
Thread Tools
Old Aug 03, 2012, 01:05 AM
Registered User
Sweden, Vårgårda
Joined Jun 2012
24 Posts
Discussion
Tricopter first flight

It's ALIVE!! (evil laughter)

Our first multirotor in the air (sort of) :P

Tricopter First Flight (2 min 59 sec)

(In rural swedish, but i think you get the basic idea)

Need to get alot of stuff sorted out.
Tail servo is all over the place, lowered the gain quite a bit but ot much luck.
Will try to balance motors and props too as some people seem to think tailservo jitter can come from vibrations.
Seems I have to sort out some settings for the self levelling too, It was quite some work keeping it in the air.
Defenitly got to sort out some kind of markings to know what end is what.
Almost lost orientation on it even at close range.

Sebastian (11y/o) doing an exellent job of filming my erratic and confused attempts of flying a poorly tuned tricopter for the first time.

Ideas on how to get this to work better is deeply appreciated.
Theladon is offline Find More Posts by Theladon
Reply With Quote
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Aug 05, 2012, 10:04 AM
Registered User
Joined Aug 2012
100 Posts
I love the gunshot going off in the background. Nice job with the build mate, looks like a lot of fun. Try not to flip it again!
AeroRoo is offline Find More Posts by AeroRoo
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 05, 2012, 10:21 AM
Registered User
Sweden, Vårgårda
Joined Jun 2012
24 Posts
Yeah. Now that i think about it....
Yup. That must be it. It got SHOT down. :-)
Theladon is offline Find More Posts by Theladon
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 05, 2012, 02:56 PM
we dont NEED roads!
AcroFPV's Avatar
United States, CA, Sacramento
Joined Aug 2012
3,321 Posts
Nice build!

You need a new camera though. I almost felt drunk watching some of it
AcroFPV is online now Find More Posts by AcroFPV
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 05, 2012, 05:29 PM
Registered User
Sweden, Vårgårda
Joined Jun 2012
24 Posts
Lol yeah. We forgot the good cam so my son filmed it on a smartphone. And then i used youtubes deshaker funktion. Maybe it would have been better leaving it in its original format, shaky or not.
Theladon is offline Find More Posts by Theladon
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 05, 2012, 05:47 PM
we dont NEED roads!
AcroFPV's Avatar
United States, CA, Sacramento
Joined Aug 2012
3,321 Posts
Its cool, reminded me of this acid trip i was on one time
AcroFPV is online now Find More Posts by AcroFPV
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 05, 2012, 06:09 PM
Registered User
Mortimer's Avatar
Joined Apr 2010
1,364 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Theladon View Post
Ideas on how to get this to work better is deeply appreciated.
Use aluminium, it will be stronger.
What FC and Tx do you use ?
Mortimer is offline Find More Posts by Mortimer
RCG Plus Member
Last edited by Mortimer; Aug 05, 2012 at 06:21 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 06, 2012, 02:11 AM
Registered User
Sweden, Vårgårda
Joined Jun 2012
24 Posts
Using a HK KK2 board and the Tx is Wfly WTF7.

Motors are EMax GF 2215/25 950kv with GWS 11x4.7

Tailservo is the same as David Windestål is using on his.
(Actually bought in the same shop i think)

Starting to get the controls in order now but i need a new DSC to get it in the air again.
Also hoping to get some help with setup today from someone who has a bit more experience in these things.

More movies coming soon. With the good cam, I promise, no more LSD trips.
Theladon is offline Find More Posts by Theladon
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 06, 2012, 02:20 AM
Registered User
Joined Aug 2012
100 Posts
So it was a faulty ESC that caused it to fall out of the sky the second time? I thought so, it looked like one motor just lost power and down it went.

I'd love to see the progress on this build. Keep us updated mate!
AeroRoo is offline Find More Posts by AeroRoo
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 07, 2012, 04:03 AM
Registered User
Sweden, Vårgårda
Joined Jun 2012
24 Posts
New ESC in place, tailservo jitter sorted. Landing gear sorted. (two white and one neon green floorhockey ball).
Now i just need to dial in the gains. It either wobbles or drifts all over the place.
Theladon is offline Find More Posts by Theladon
Last edited by Theladon; Aug 07, 2012 at 04:38 AM.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Build Log My first adventure in flight... a Tricopter Build AcroFPV Multirotor Talk 6 Aug 02, 2012 11:08 PM
Discussion First FPV flight with tricopter AleG FPV Talk 0 Jul 12, 2011 07:04 AM
Discussion First Fall flight with the Tricopter troynh Aerial Photography 17 Sep 25, 2010 09:12 PM
Discussion First FPV Flights - Tricopter style Jaguar_5 FPV Talk 1 Jun 16, 2010 02:44 AM