I am using the 9x with the er9x firmware. I am using the frsky module with no problems but I havent flown it out of the yard yet.
I just finished building my first tri-copter two weeks ago, and have about 20 flights on it.
Quick run down of equipment and parts
APM 2.0 with external GPS – To be upgraded with APM 2.5 and better GPS
Radio: Futaba 9C with FrSky D8 Module
Receiver: FrSky DH8 – 8 channel
Airframe – Hobbyking Turnigy Talon Tricopter V1.0 Carbon Frame
ESC – Hobbyking Turnigy Plush 18 amp
Motors – Turnigy Airdrive 1020kv
Tail Servo – Generic Corona (I stripped the servo the other day catching the tri when I knocked it off the bench.) I have a Turnigy 396 on the way as a replacement.
Propellers – I currently using 10x4.5, I also have 11x4.7 and 9x4.7 that I will be trying out.
Batteries: Various 3 cell lipos – Mostly Zippy 2200mAh 20C
Roll and Pitch Camera Mount – Goodluckbuy Scopion Something or another. Hobbyking has it too
I sound like an advertisement for Hobbyking...
Total build time: 6 hours
Comments: Used stock Ardu Tricopter setup. I had to reverse the “tail” servo to get correct direction of movement for yaw correction, was done in Mission Planner. Flew great on maiden flight only used stabilized and alt hold. I do have problems with GPS in Loiter, but I think the issue is with the APM 2.0. I have not flown in AUTO mode yet.
I will be make a scratch built Tricopter soon using the information at http://rcexplorer.se/ as a basis.
Hey Peter, I am going to userp this invite for help if you dont mind.
I am bulding a Tricopter that will eventually become a Y6.
This is my parts list so far tell me what you think. My goal is to cary a small camera and eventually get more equipment onboard as it will be for environmental survey.
So I want the Esc’s to be over kill in the first version so I don’t have to replace them (just add to them ) when i upgrade.
1 x ArduFlyer APM 2.5
1 x Ublox6M GPS
3 x hexTronik DT700 Brushless Outrunner 700kv
3 x Lan Yu 40A ESC /speed controller For brushless Motor 8.32 ea ???? I dont know if i can program these
3 x TURNIGY Plush 25amp Speed Controlle 12.48ea
1 x TR_PC – TURNIGY BESC Programming Card
1 x Zippy 2200mAh 3S 40C Lipo
3 x OEM APC 12X3.8 props
1 x Hobbywing 3A UBEC 5V 6V Lowest RF Noise BEC
1 x 1-8S Lipo/Li-ion/Fe Battery Voltage 2IN1 Tester Low Voltage Buzzer Alarm
1 x FrSky Diy 2.4ghz Module
Some specific Questions I Have:
Have you ever herd of the Lan Yu ESC’s They are pretty cheap and I am on a tight budget. the specs look good but I am not sure if they are compatible with a Tricopter? http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Lan-Yu-40A-ESC-speed-controller-For-...
Thanks for any advice
I have a question. I'm setting up my APM 2.5 board (fw 2..9.1) on a tricopter. I've installed a digital servo for the yaw tilt platform. It seems a little 'steppy' with stick input. I'm thinking this is because of a 50hz servo refresh rate. While I've found how to reverse the servo direction in MP, I've been unable to find if the yaw server refresh rate can be changed/adjusted. Is this possible or is it hard coded (and if so) to what value?
Thanks in advance...
i've flown my apm 2.5 tricopter for a while, i've tried stab, alt hold, loiter, auto, circle, and rtl..
my setup is:
apm 2.5 with mediatek gps
rctimer 433mhz radio
DT700 + 11x4.7 props
HK F30A esc + simonK fw
hxt 5010 servo
4000mah zippy compact 3s battery
6ch hk6s transmitter and receiver