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Aug 03, 2012, 02:05 AM
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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.
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Aug 05, 2012, 11:04 AM
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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!
Aug 05, 2012, 11:21 AM
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Yeah. Now that i think about it....
Yup. That must be it. It got SHOT down. :-)
Aug 05, 2012, 03:56 PM
we dont NEED roads!
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Nice build!

You need a new camera though. I almost felt drunk watching some of it
Aug 05, 2012, 06:29 PM
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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.
Aug 05, 2012, 06:47 PM
we dont NEED roads!
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Its cool, reminded me of this acid trip i was on one time
Aug 05, 2012, 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Theladon
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 ?
Last edited by Mortimer; Aug 05, 2012 at 07:21 PM.
Aug 06, 2012, 03:11 AM
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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.
Aug 06, 2012, 03:20 AM
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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!
Aug 07, 2012, 05:03 AM
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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.
Last edited by Theladon; Aug 07, 2012 at 05:38 AM.

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