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Tricopters

Postby jet760 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:59 am

Hi Has anyone here built a tricopter? I am building one at the moment and any help would be good
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Re: Tricopters

Postby jet760 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 4:10 am

I wil post some pics of my progress, and things I learn about it
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Re: Tricopters

Postby RCModelReviews » Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:24 am

A friend of mine has, there's video of it on my other YouTube channel: XJet
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Re: Tricopters

Postby jet760 » Wed Nov 03, 2010 3:38 am

Here are some pics of my progress, pics are of main frame with electronics and rudder mechs. Its based of a tricopter from a swiss guy. RC explorer, his flys great with the same gear being used.
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Rudder set up. This is a blue bird digital servo. and just a note with the frysky problem with digital servos, works fine with this one very smooth
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Re: Tricopters

Postby AE25 » Wed Nov 03, 2010 8:56 am

ive seen a couple guys in nz are doing these. i know their user names as sargeNZ and kneedrag on parkflyers.org.nz forum.
sarge even had some of his vid aired on national TV
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2pMZVlF ... r_embedded
-Mark
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Re: Tricopters

Postby pwy » Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:11 am

The difference between men and boys is the price of their toys!
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Re: Tricopters

Postby jet760 » Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:37 am

Had a look at mongrelgear tri copter, theres something to be said for make something from start to finish.
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Re: Tricopters

Postby jet760 » Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:23 pm

Finaly finished tricopter. It flys very well, and very stable in high wind which suprised me, I could never fly around my trex only hover, but this I can chuck around. Will upload more photos soon
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Re: Tricopters

Postby kneedrag » Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:53 am

Yeah my first one I built light and it got blown around a bit. Current one is a heavy bugger over a KG and stable as anything. Wind just makes it drift I am just trying to balance the motors out now so I can get some nice video.
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