Monthly Archive: May 2010

May 31

Tricopter using less channels

There are some posts and schematics using only 4 channels to control Tricopters in www.rcgroups.com If I go for this setup on the next tricopter I have 2 channels left on my receivers to control camera/fpv gear. As is right now I have no channel available at all…So if I’m going to mount a camera …

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May 30

Tricopter test

I couldnt hold it back – I had to go out for another session…here is the result If you listen carefully you hear that I’m adjusting settings a few times

May 30

Tricopter hovering

I tried some settings today.. here is the result

May 29

New camera

I bought a new camera today! A 1/3″ Sony CCD with 420 lines. It connects to 12 volt (3S) and has AV-out – but I will most likely make a new cable to save some excess weight. The image was much better than my previous mini-mini camera

May 28

FPV progress

I opened up a parcel with the videolink running on 1.2/1.3Ghz I ordered from http://electronicarc.com today. along with the TX/RX and a bunch of cables I also got the video-cables for the OSD. Me being to lazy to solder it myself – besides I am out of 3 pin servo connectors at the moment. A …

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May 28

Tricopter parts list

Here is the part list for my tricopter so far (might be updated) and the new items are linked 3 Motors: TR 35-30C 1100kv Brushless Outrunner (Eq AXi 2808) 4 Gyros: Hobby King 401B AVCS Digital Head Lock Gyro 3 ESC’s: TURNIGY Plush 30amp Speed Controller Propellers:(many) TP Slow Fly propeller 1047 (10×4.7) GWS style …

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May 27

Tricopter flight

Tricopter flight

Finally I had a flight that can be credited for a real flight opposed of all attempts and hoverings that has taken place earlier. Here is a crappy picture from a keychain-camera that I mounted to the DX7…

May 27

Videolink shipped

I got an email today telling me the videolink is shipped from Spain – http://electronicarc.com/ Along with this I ordered the cables I need to connect my camera to the OSD from Eagletree

May 27

Tricopter – new battery tray

I want to make it super-simple to adjust CoG – Centre of Gravity. I mounted a flat piece of alloy on the bottom piece of the forward frame. 2 screws and some Velcro later and it’s done. That is all that is needed and now I can mount the battery forward and aft for minute …

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May 26

HobbyCity / HobbyKing

I just have to post about Hobbycity/Hobbyking that happens to be the same company located in Hongkong. I order just about all my RC items from this great reseller. I have had no problems at all with them and I also order stuff for my friends and we share the costs for shipping and customer. …

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