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Tricopter Takes Flight Finally!

#1
After about 4 months of work i final got my tricopter to fly today. it was short lived tho.... i crashed :p i broke the motor so ill have to wait for ever for hk to send me some more. but im super pumped i got my flycam board to work and it was simple wiring mix up. sadly some one at my school stole my gopro friday.... so thats just great.... heres a video of my neighbor flying it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_G0O71c7Cw&context=C233a4ADOEgsToPDskL4XQjKkNqei9I3x_Jd2TnE
 

Burg

Never catch a multirotor
#4
Great job ! Looks very stable indeed.
Can you explain the 'yaw guard' because that made me curious now...
Btw, I subbed your YT channel. Hope to see more vids soon.
 

ananas1301

Crazy flyer/crasher :D
#5
That looks incredibly stable!

Was it able for you to control it the way he did? Or lets say: why did you crash? what was the mistake you did?
 
#6
Ill put together a video of the features of my tricopter that i changed from davids v2. it will include how my yaw guard and how it works :) im trying to figure out the gain on the tricopter. it was pretty windy for my first flight :p i crashed because my blade grip wasnt drilled into the wood and was just sandwiched in between the two carbon fiber cut outs. so it came loose during flight causing a crash. i accidentally hooked up my motor wrong while hooking it up later that night i put the middle wire of the motor with a outer lead of the esc which i think jacked up my motor? not sure if thats why it wont work?
 

Burg

Never catch a multirotor
#7
because my blade grip wasnt drilled into the wood and was just sandwiched in between the two carbon fiber cut outs. so it came loose during flight causing a crash.

OOPS !! ;-) Are you going to glue it into the wood now ? What glue will you use ? Epoxy ?

i accidentally hooked up my motor wrong while hooking it up later that night i put the middle wire of the motor with a outer lead of the esc which i think jacked up my motor? not sure if thats why it wont work?

Normally it wouldn't make a difference, only for the direction of rotation. Is the motor not working anymore ?

Hope to see your vid soon !
 
#8
i just glued it in better with Lots of super glue (its all i had besides hot glue) holds great. Now ive crashed about 10 times. lol :p my motor got messed up some how not sure why but it still works but vibrates ALOT. ive got her flying good today. i did a night flight ( not recommend for beginners like me ) but its videoed with my gopro and gopro doesn't do well in low light. but heres the video. :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sb6RZIt6UH0&feature=youtu.be
 

Airwolf

Senior Member
#10
Still much better than first flight of my tricopter (I didn't even bothered to put video online...)

I didn't broke anything. but I've got to correct many things before next attempts...
 

Burg

Never catch a multirotor
#12
Nice Tobster! Good to see that you are trying hard! Wish I had more time to fly mine ... Was that shot at 60 fps?
 
#13
Nice Toby, yeah flying a Tricopter is way different than anything I flew before it just takes a lot practice. But you are doing great just watch out for them trees lol
 

ananas1301

Crazy flyer/crasher :D
#14
Did you manage to break anything with the crash? It seems to have taken a few seconds to fall down and be "damped" a bit by the branches on the way down.

But keep practising. no man has fallen down on earth being able to perfectly fly immediately!!!
 
#15
The first clip was at 1080p at 30% slow motion (cant see the props), the rest were at 720p 60fps. it was alot harder then i expected with orientation but i got the hang of it and did some decent flying today. ive crashed it tons of times but haven't damaged it badly just broken props and a few things come loose but i enjoy fixing it. :)
 

ananas1301

Crazy flyer/crasher :D
#18
In my calculations i get to about 250-300 €. But thats with a fewer more expensive Electric components from Germany. So if You're lucky you can get Even cheaper
 

ananas1301

Crazy flyer/crasher :D
#19
In my calculations i get to about 250-300 €. But thats with a fewer more expensive Electric components from Germany. So if You're lucky you can get Even cheaper