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Building a Tricopter... Slowly - VoltsAndBolts - 06-15-2015

I first came across information on tricopters a few years ago and over time started collecting parts and doing research. I will Chronicle my  experience here. Smile

Any other Tri or Quad builders out there?


RE: Building a Tricopter... Slowly - VoltsAndBolts - 06-17-2015

So I have been studying the Tri's built by Signguy on rcgroups and David at rcexplorer and am basing what I'm doing on that foundation.


RE: Building a Tricopter... Slowly - VoltsAndBolts - 06-25-2015

Ok time for a few concept renderings based on what I have seen...


RE: Building a Tricopter... Slowly - VoltsAndBolts - 06-25-2015

The first parts I cut were made of acrylic and far too  fragile. My advice would be don't go this route.
Damn they looked good but just weren't suitable. Sad


RE: Building a Tricopter... Slowly - VoltsAndBolts - 06-29-2015

So on the next go round I laser cut the parts from 1/8" plywood and hardboard.


RE: Building a Tricopter... Slowly - VoltsAndBolts - 07-01-2015

I did some experimenting with a tilt mechanism for the yaw motor. If you cant figure it out from the pics just ask. Smile


RE: Building a Tricopter... Slowly - Mr. Bubble - 07-07-2015

Hey V&B looks good. Wish I had access to a laser to cut parts like that.


RE: Building a Tricopter... Slowly - VoltsAndBolts - 08-23-2015

Hey Mr. Bubble,   I found a local trophy shop that was willing to cut parts for me on there laser for cheap.