I'm Adrian from Hungary/Europe. Let me introduce my tricopter project.
My goal was to make something really good-looking copter that have ally features I need.The design process started 1 years ago. My first idea was to make a composite chasis, from glass/carbon fiber.I designed the copter in a 3D modelling software, and also designed the necessary moulds for making each parts, here is the initial design:
This is a sample of the mould design:
Unfortunatelly, this type of production would cost too much for me. I tried to find partners in Hungary, without success. So I almost forgot this project. But some months before I read a lot about 3D printing, and finally I found a great partner in Hungary (many thanks to the Ground Zero Team www.groundzero.hu !!!). So I started to redesign my copter according to the requirements of 3D printing:
Then I sent the .stl files for FDM printing. Here is the result:
This is my current configuration:
- Turnigy SK3-2826-1130 motors
- 8x4,5 karbon SF props
- 10A HK ESC (simonK firmware)
- ArduFlyer 2.5 with ArduCopter 3.0.1 code
- ULOX NEO6-M GPS
- 2000mA 3S lipo (2 db 1000mA 3S2P)
- Flytron 25A ultralight current sensor
- MKS-DS95 servo
- RECOM 5V 1A power supply for electronics
- 3DR 868 MHz telemetry module
- RCTimer OLED screen
- Immersion 600mW 5.8 video TX + Coverleaf antenna
- MinimOSD, with KVTeam code
- KPC-E700PUB camera
- FRSKY Futaba FASST-compatible receiver, PPM
- controlled LED-s and buzzer
All-up weight is 782g, and has 8 minutes of safe flight time with 20-25% of remaining battery.
(Please note that I used Crius AIO Pro at first with MWI code and KV-OSD code. These can be found on the following pictures and in the videos.)
LED sripes are controlled by APM:
Here are some videos:
For more details please connect me by mail: email@example.com
- UPDATE -
stl files can be downloaded from here:
I wish you all good luck on reproducing my tri.
Please note that I'll not modify desing according to personal wishes, since my spare time is quite limited and I focus on my personal projects. Thanks for understanding!!!