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Feb 16, 2015, 03:43 PM
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Show us your tricopters!


Ok....you guys knew this was coming. I think most of us love to see what other folks are making, designing, flying.

I'll start if off.
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Feb 16, 2015, 04:10 PM
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Mkay.
Tribbler and Tribby (2 min 7 sec)


http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:544179
Not my design originally, but made some changes to fit my needs. "Instructions" tab has the hardware for Tribbler. Tribby is a junk collection basically.. it's what I had left. Slightly underpowered, but flies.
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Feb 16, 2015, 05:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Arakon
Mkay.
http://youtu.be/awvVykxKpDQ

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:544179
Not my design originally, but made some changes to fit my needs. "Instructions" tab has the hardware for Tribbler. Tribby is a junk collection basically.. it's what I had left. Slightly underpowered, but flies.

nice little triby you have there!
Feb 16, 2015, 06:18 PM
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Maiden flight


....and up it goes.

http://youtu.be/cwQLTUMHVFw?list=UUF...F2yBVhaTQmp_KA
Feb 16, 2015, 06:54 PM
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Wanted to get in on the ground floor with my pic. I am a very novice pilot of the tri-copters. No video yet. Finally got it where I can hover almost a whole charge on the battery without touching the ground or it flying so high made me nervous/
Feb 16, 2015, 07:45 PM
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Here is mine....
Another awesome build mate, I'll put one of mine up tonight.
Feb 16, 2015, 08:02 PM
Mother warned you about me!
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Oh I so need me a tricopter! Awesome toys guys!
Feb 16, 2015, 09:09 PM
reelflyt
Hi Again Guys .

I tied to post picture with copy and past . No Go . That's why the photobucket links . Next time how do i post photos to here ?

Gordon
Feb 16, 2015, 09:21 PM
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Originally Posted by cynr100
Another awesome build mate, I'll put one of mine up tonight.

Thanks mate ! Please do and show us what you got.
Feb 16, 2015, 09:56 PM
Tri, Tri, Tri, Again!
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This isn't really recent because I built it about a year and a half ago. it was my first tricopter build. I based it off of Matt Hall's T-Copter with a slightly different twist on the yaw mech.
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the yaw mech was fragile and just not great so I ended up scraping the frame and trying a quad which also didn't work haha. eventually I gave in and bought a frame which worked great. a year and a half later I decided to go back to the Tricopter after just not being satisfied with that quad. so i built a Hobby King X900 frame and here I am today!
right after building and maiden
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after some wire clean up
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those pictures are with KK2.1HC but I'm using the APM 2.6 now and boy am I impressed!
Feb 16, 2015, 10:14 PM
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Well, might as well show mine.

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Frame: Flite test Bat-Bone
FC: KK2.0 no custom firmware
ESC: Multi-star 15A
Motor: Turnigy park 300 1380KV
Props: APC 8x4.5 MR
Radio: Turnigy 9x
Camera: FatShark pilot HD
Video TX: Boscam something. (don't remember)
Lights: Free Harbor Freight LED flashlights
Feb 16, 2015, 10:21 PM
We don't need no stinkin' tail
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Hi, all. I'm pretty new to the multicopter world, I just spent a couple moths training on a nano QX, and yesterday I finished building a 350mm tricopter based on David Windestal's design. It's built on the cheap, all poplar construction, the booms are from Lowe's and the ply is from tower hobbies, they have some incredibly tough ply. I'm using the KK2.1.5 with the steveis firmware, afro 20A ESC's, and TGY D2836 750Kv motors with cheapo 11x4.7 props. I designed my own yaw mech, I'm anxious to hear what some of the experts think about it.
I test flew it today and got the PID gains mostly dialed in and I love the way it handles over a quad, but the digital MG servo I got has a disappointing amount of throw so I don't have that crazy yaw speed yet (but it has way more authority than a quad, I can tell already), so I might change it to an analog carbon gear one I have laying around. I'm definitely heading back out to the park tomorrow for more flying, hopefully I get get a video shot and test out my new FPV gear.
Feb 16, 2015, 11:18 PM
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Nice, a Tricopters forum. Here's my 3D printed design that I've released in STL file and kit form.

More info here: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2276423


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