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Alluminium Tricopter

Roman. J.

Junior Member
#1
This is my first rc project. I was inspired by flightest Bat bone frame.
I wander if somebody also makes their frames forom alluminium or other sheet metal.
This frame survived about 10 hard falls on Concrete before i had to replace tail, yaw mehanism is the first one i made for this model.

 
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engineer

Senior Member
#2
Wow! That frame looks awesome!

I think most people build with what they have available. If I had an aluminum-cutting CAD machine, I'd build from aluminum too!
 

Roman. J.

Junior Member
#3
I dont know about other locations, but here in Latvia you can find 5 - 6 companes that work as cnc hub. This is not expensive as it looks, about 25- 30 euro for the frame + 1.5 euro on alluminium squar tube for boom.
 

xuzme720

Dedicated foam bender
Mentor
#4
Actually, vibration transfer is a reason you don't see more metal frames. If you aren't flying for stabilized video(and yours looks darn smooth anyway), I say go for it! The design looks awesome and seems to fly super nice!
 

Roman. J.

Junior Member
#5
Never thought about how much vibration frame can absorb, this is how it loocks on 808 #16 V2, with unbalanced 0845 props on a windy day. Using peace of velcro to mount camera.
Maybe i should balance props and motors some day, and mount motors on some kind of foam...
P.S. use HD mode in youtube settings.
 
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