BackyardRC Tricopter Motor and servo mount

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BackyardRC Tricopter Motor and servo mount by markamiles Oct 8, 2013
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Here is version one of our tricopter motor tilt frame. Based on David 's From RCexplorer.se and Flitetest.com) tricopter version 2.5 build, we put together an all in one mount for the tilting motor and server. We also beefed up the mounting of the servo arm with an adapter plate.

Checkout the fun write up on our blog:

the YouTube video: http://youtu.be/GY4H_UROYjU

And the article on flite test artical:

Hope you enjoy!

Want one of your own tricopter tilt motor mounts printed for you? Or another design on thingiverse?? Contract my printer with 3D Hubs and I'll print, pack, and ship you your part within a few days!!

Check it out: http://www.3dhubs.com/harrisburg/hubs/mark

Here is some flight footage of the mount in action:


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Hi Mark,

Do you also have the files to the yaw mechanism itself? I thought there as a version here on thinigiverse as well, but cannot find one.
Thanks in advance!

Hello k5052,

I don't have files for the yaw hing itself as they are not printed parts. I used two nose gear steering mounts from hobbyking (http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=8432&aff=247441)http://www.hobbyking.com/hobby.... Following the technique used by David over at http://flitetest.comflitetest.com shown here: http://www.flitetest.com/articles/tricopter-scratch-buildhttp://www.flitetest.com/artic...

Hope this helps!


What would you suggest would be the best wall thickness and fill density for this awesome adaptation of davids motor tilt system. Also when you printed yours did you lay it sideways so that the support structure fills the servo slot ?

Hello thorphar,

I printed this 'solid' with my Cube printer. I'll post a few photos of my print in action to give a better idea. Also I printed it standing up on end with the servo side down. Once again the photos will better show this.

I'm traveling for business today but should be able to get the pictures up tomorrow eventing.

Thanks for the questions.