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Jan 22, 2013, 02:40 PM
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tricopter help

I am making a tricopter based on rcexplorer design. I have a question..i am new to the rc world..any help would be great..a picture maybe

How to connect the escs and receiver to the HobbyKing V2 board? I have the male to male servo wires..but which port to connect to exactly and which wires go where?

Thank you.
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Jan 22, 2013, 03:11 PM
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Some info here:
Jan 22, 2013, 08:00 PM
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The product page on the HK web site has a Files tab near the bottom.
I found this there:
Jan 23, 2013, 01:41 AM
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tricopter help

I have my doubts cleared!

Thank you !
now about the yaw mechanism of the tricopter, is there a simple method of doing it? The crank shaft way has been explained here, but a few closer picture and some explanations would be of great help..
Jan 23, 2013, 09:20 AM
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The scracthbuilt Multirotors thread has lots of good ideas.
Jan 25, 2013, 12:07 AM
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tricopter help

Thanks a lot for the thread Sir! This place is truly awesome!

Jan 25, 2013, 12:44 AM
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How to check whether Escs are working fine?

Motors should be connected to Escs and Escs to battery..But where to connect the signal wire of escs to receiver? How do I understand which channel to connect to? I have a hobbyking Tx-Rx 6 Ch. This is my first build..a basic explanation would be of great help!

I have Hobbyking 25 A SS escs, how to set the parameters with the radid?

Jan 25, 2013, 03:26 AM
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David has all the info you need on his site: ->
Look under Projects and Educational.
I use his yaw mechanism described in Tri 2.0. Works really good for me.

Happy Building.
Jan 25, 2013, 10:39 AM
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That was exactly what i had been looking for!! Thank you so much J.. All the time it had been there and I didnt know!

Thanks again!
Mar 13, 2013, 11:07 PM
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Tricopter not lifting up

Tricopter is not lifting up...everything's running fine,motors rotating,Hobbyking V2 board flashed with tricopter firmware,it is getting armed..sometimes one arm is lifting up..most of the times the tricopter remains on ground even with full throttle.

Any help,any advice regarding this would be great..please help!

I am using Hobbyking SS 25 A escs which donot beep when programmed and calibrated with the board,but they rotate the motors synchronously.

Motors-Turnigy 750 kV,14 A max, 800 gm thrust with 9*6 props, Turnigy lipo battery 2200 mah,25 C,3S.

The AUW is 900 gms(including battery)..Help please
Mar 13, 2013, 11:21 PM
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Tricopter not lifting up

Gyro compensation checked,all correct..Props 9*5 exerting air towards ground..tried out with 3 CW props and with 2 CCW for front arm and rear,CW for the other front arm..Gyro pots on board at 50%..nothing works,tricopter refuses to lift up at 12.3 V,even with full throttle,one arm just lifts up..please help
Mar 14, 2013, 10:44 AM
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have you mount the prop right?
CCW rotation is a regular prop (e.g 8045)
CW rotation is a pusher prop (e.g 8045R or 8045P).
place all props while the letters on it are facing up.
also check that you connect all motors to the right ports.
Mar 14, 2013, 09:09 PM
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Yes Sir,motors are rotating in anticlockwise direction,and the props have their face upwards(i.e the 9*5 writing upwards), I also have checked that with all CCW,all CW,combination of both keeping in mind that the air is exerted downwards...I am not being able to post a video of the tricopter..its not uploading,i am trying...
Mar 15, 2013, 02:22 AM
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My Hobbyking V2 board is not arming..please help..
Mar 16, 2013, 03:48 PM
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Edit: wrong answer, sorry.

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