Hello, my name is Chad and I am addicted to Tricopters...
So its hard to fly in the day time with a baby to take care of but once she falls asleep the world is my oyster. I have been doing a lot of night flying with my multirotors so I decided to build myself a little mini spycopter.
I already had a mini Tricopter frame that I bought off a buddy (pictured below) but I didn't really trust it. I want to try to do some 2-3 mile night flights with this one and would never try that with a rig I don't trust. The solution, build it myself... Her arms are about 6 inches long for all those curious.
3x 2212 motors
3x 18a Turnigy Plush ESCs (programmed to nicd)
Dragon Link 12ch RX
RMRC 540 cam w/ OSD
RMRC Night Lens for cam
RMRC 300mw Vtx
HK Simple OSD
Inverted Vee antenna (not added in the photos)
Open Pilot Copter Control FC
Lost Model Alarm
I expect to get about 8-10 minutes of flight time using a 2200 lipo and will use a 2700mah 3s for my distance runs. I am really excited about this bird, should have her up and in the air tonight and some video to show.
Pictured below you can see her chilling with her big sister.