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newbie needs help with my Tricopter building list

#3
The motors are not in stock, that will be your first obstacle. 1100KV motors, with a 4S battery, and 8x4" props will be a lot of power. If it is your first multicopter, it will be too much power to handle. Stepping down to a 3S battery will still net you plenty of power to fly and give you a longer run time. But most of that is negated by your motor selection isn't available at the moment.

For the yaw servo, this options is cheaper, has more torque, and is a couple of grams lighter: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=33316

Charger: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/...cer_Charger_w_accessories_USA_Warehouse_.html
With this power supply: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/...Switching_DC_Power_Supply_USA_Warehouse_.html

The ESCs should be OK. If you get interested in using SimonK firmware though, the newer Plush ESCs have processors which are not supported. The Blue Series from Hobby King seem to be a good option with or without the SimonK firmware; and they're a couple of bucks cheaper too.

These motors are in stock, cheaper, and pair to a 3S battery well: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/...10_1400kv_Brushless_Motor_USA_Warehouse_.html

Get 1 set of these props for the front left motor: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/...5R_4_pc_Green_RH_Rotation_USA_Warehouse_.html
Get 1 set of these props for the front right motor: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/...c_Prop_8045_SF_4_pc_Green_USA_Warehouse_.html
Get 1 set of these props for the rear motor: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/...ectric_Prop_8045R_SF_4_pc_USA_Warehouse_.html

These motors, props, and a 2200mAh 3S battery should run for 10 minutes, maybe as much as 15 minutes per charge. A low voltage alarm is a good idea too: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/...y_Low_Voltage_Alarm_2s_4s_USA_warehouse_.html

Dont forget 3.5mm bullet connectors to connect the motors to the speed controllers: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/...ctor_for_motor_5pairs_bag_USA_warehouse_.html (can use with or without the red plastic covers).

I like to use male XT60 connectors on the battery side of the ESCs, these make it easy: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/...ilicon_Wire_10cm_5pcs_bag_USA_warehouse_.html

Then you will need to make a power harness that connects to the battery (male XT60 plug, link above) with female ends of the XT60 connectors which plug into the ESCs. These make that easier: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/...ilicon_Wire_10cm_5pcs_bag_USA_warehouse_.html

You might need to extend some wires alone the battery to motor paths, so some 14awg wire is a good idea to have on hand...
Black: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/...one_Wire_14AWG_1mtr_BLACK_USA_warehouse_.html
Red: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/...icone_Wire_14AWG_1mtr_RED_USA_warehouse_.html

Don't forget heat shrink...
4mm: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__3832__Turnigy_4mm_Heat_Shrink_Tube_BLACK_1mtr_.html
10mm: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__10433__Turnigy_Heat_Shrink_Tube_10mm_BLACK_1mtr_.html

You'll need male to male servo jumpers to connect the receiver to the KK2: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/...e_to_Male_Servo_Lead_JR_26AWG_10pcs_set_.html

You'll also need to extend the servo lead from the yaw servo to reach the KK2: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/...d_Extention_JR_with_hook_26AWG_5pcs_bag_.html

Solder, flux, soldering iron, screw drivers (small and typical side), hardware to mount the KK2, 6" and 8" zip ties, and other little odds and ends are still needed.
 

Cyberdactyl

Misfit Multirotor Monkey
#5
As Mustang linked, that charger can't be beat for $23. And I'll throw my old suggestion out there again for a power supply.

If you have an old PC power supply lying around, you can get 12V, 5V and 3V off different colored wires. 5V and 3V rails are great for testing servos, cameras, etc. So you basically get several power supplies in one.

 

David72

Junior Member
#6
The motors are not in stock, that will be your first obstacle. 1100KV motors, with a 4S battery, and 8x4" props will be a lot of power. If it is your first multicopter, it will be too much power to handle. Stepping down to a 3S battery will still net you plenty of power to fly and give you a longer run time. But most of that is negated by your motor selection isn't available at the moment.

For the yaw servo, this options is cheaper, has more torque, and is a couple of grams lighter: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=33316

Charger: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/...cer_Charger_w_accessories_USA_Warehouse_.html
With this power supply: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/...Switching_DC_Power_Supply_USA_Warehouse_.html

The ESCs should be OK. If you get interested in using SimonK firmware though, the newer Plush ESCs have processors which are not supported. The Blue Series from Hobby King seem to be a good option with or without the SimonK firmware; and they're a couple of bucks cheaper too.

These motors are in stock, cheaper, and pair to a 3S battery well: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/...10_1400kv_Brushless_Motor_USA_Warehouse_.html

Get 1 set of these props for the front left motor: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/...5R_4_pc_Green_RH_Rotation_USA_Warehouse_.html
Get 1 set of these props for the front right motor: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/...c_Prop_8045_SF_4_pc_Green_USA_Warehouse_.html
Get 1 set of these props for the rear motor: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/...ectric_Prop_8045R_SF_4_pc_USA_Warehouse_.html

These motors, props, and a 2200mAh 3S battery should run for 10 minutes, maybe as much as 15 minutes per charge. A low voltage alarm is a good idea too: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/...y_Low_Voltage_Alarm_2s_4s_USA_warehouse_.html

Dont forget 3.5mm bullet connectors to connect the motors to the speed controllers: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/...ctor_for_motor_5pairs_bag_USA_warehouse_.html (can use with or without the red plastic covers).

I like to use male XT60 connectors on the battery side of the ESCs, these make it easy: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/...ilicon_Wire_10cm_5pcs_bag_USA_warehouse_.html

Then you will need to make a power harness that connects to the battery (male XT60 plug, link above) with female ends of the XT60 connectors which plug into the ESCs. These make that easier: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/...ilicon_Wire_10cm_5pcs_bag_USA_warehouse_.html

You might need to extend some wires alone the battery to motor paths, so some 14awg wire is a good idea to have on hand...
Black: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/...one_Wire_14AWG_1mtr_BLACK_USA_warehouse_.html
Red: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/...icone_Wire_14AWG_1mtr_RED_USA_warehouse_.html

Don't forget heat shrink...
4mm: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__3832__Turnigy_4mm_Heat_Shrink_Tube_BLACK_1mtr_.html
10mm: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__10433__Turnigy_Heat_Shrink_Tube_10mm_BLACK_1mtr_.html

You'll need male to male servo jumpers to connect the receiver to the KK2: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/...e_to_Male_Servo_Lead_JR_26AWG_10pcs_set_.html

You'll also need to extend the servo lead from the yaw servo to reach the KK2: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/...d_Extention_JR_with_hook_26AWG_5pcs_bag_.html

Solder, flux, soldering iron, screw drivers (small and typical side), hardware to mount the KK2, 6" and 8" zip ties, and other little odds and ends are still needed.

Thanks so much for all this precious information !!