FPV Tricopter Parts

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FPV Tricopter Parts by nate42 Mar 24, 2013
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A new design for a FPV Tricopter I'm trying. Any suggestions or changes are welcome!


Maiden Flight: http://youtu.be/h-hmC4VDAuU
printed at:
.15mm Layer height
.20 Infill in Honeycomb
Props: 10x4.5
Motors: NTM Prop Drive Series 35-36A 910Kv
ESCs: HobbyKing 30A BlueSeries Brushless Speed Controller (Flashed with SimonK)
Controller: HobbyKing KK2
Servo: Turnigy S3317M Park Servo
The arms are made from Carbon Fiber Square Tube 750x10.5mm cut in half from HobbyKing.
The body uses a Woven Carbon Fiber Sheet 300x100 (1.5MM Thick) also available from HobbyKing.

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I like that your yaw system uses bearings. How well did it work in flight? Do you still use it, or have you changed to something else?

I am printing all my parts in ABS right now while before I used PLA but had no issues. I am working on changing the rear servo mount to reduce material and over all size and should have that posted soon. I used 2 R4Z 1/4"x5/8"x0.196" Shielded Ball Bearing for the rear motor mount and a 1/4"x2.5" Pin. The next update is to make a cover for the KK2.

This is awesome! I'm building a MendelMax 1.5, primarily so I can 3D print parts to fly FPV aircraft. Building my first tri-copter is next on the list.

What electronics did you use? I want to build one of these!

Updated parts list are in the Instructions