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 Post subject: Re: Mini Tricopter / VTail Build Thread (work in progress)
PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2014 3:30 pm 
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I try to be helpful:)

I guess it depends on what you want to do with the frame.
If you know your gonna race it and do fast proximity FPV then you may as well doubke up from the off.
I personally don't think it really needs it as I'm afraid the frame may break somewhere else that is not as easy to repair or replace.

The frames were designed to be durable but not designed specifically to survive lots of crashes.
If you know what I mean.

I guess it's more piece of mind to double up from the off??

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Tricopter / VTail Build Thread (work in progress)
PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:56 am 
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.Hi Ben thanks for the quick shipping. Here is mine so far...
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Have you got any pics ready to fly? Id like to see some equipment placement options...

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Tricopter / VTail Build Thread (work in progress)
PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:57 am 
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Looking good Steve

Yes i will post some more pics this evening.

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Tricopter / VTail Build Thread (work in progress)
PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:16 pm 
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I forgot that i hadthese pictures of teh Give Away Splinter V i built.

Please note that for testing purposes i had to use a HUGE 6 channel FrSky receiver as that's all I had on hand at the time.

Hope this helps

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let me know if you need any more

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Tricopter / VTail Build Thread (work in progress)
PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:15 pm 
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I finally got all the components for mine. I will have to drill out some of the holes to fit the #6/32 nylon bolts since I ended up with a little bit of a Franken-V.

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Tricopter / VTail Build Thread (work in progress)
PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:35 pm 
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Be sure to post picture when your done Alan

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Tricopter / VTail Build Thread (work in progress)
PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:49 pm 
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Thanks Ben, I assume the battery hangs under the body?

I had a bit of a cockup when I ordered my parts as the motors I have are rated about 12a max, so I bought multistar 15a esc's little did I know they are about twice the size in all dimensions of the little 10a ones. I will be running a naze 32 from my current 250 on it, is there any difference in pid setting for a vtail?

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Tricopter / VTail Build Thread (work in progress)
PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 3:24 pm 
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Hey Steve

Yes the battery is velcro'd to the bottom plate.

I have not yet tried my Naze32 FC but i believe that they are pretty good out of the box.

Although the base PIDS are higher than the MultiWii PIDS

just be ready to adjust as needed

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Tricopter / VTail Build Thread (work in progress)
PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 6:22 am 
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Stevec, Is that just black wood stain you have used, or spray on paint?

Looks good mate, I'm looking forward to my bench being clear to build mine! (I have a friends Heli here being stripped and rebuilt just now)


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 Post subject: Re: Mini Tricopter / VTail Build Thread (work in progress)
PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 6:31 am 
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Hi TinTin,

yes the paint was just a satin black spray paint. one coat was enough to give a patch free cover and it dries super fast as it is on wood...

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