Includes the new Duraboom and landing gear
Frame comes as shown with arms rear boom rear block fiberglass pivot and retainer Colet screws nuts all assembled.
This is the Simple T Copter 3.0
Frame weight is 7.0oz
Arms are 12” in length
See bottom youtube video to see vidio i shot with this T copter.
The high KV (1300-1400) of the motors and small props (8x4) rotate at tremendous speeds. Any vibrations generated will have a very high frequency which the GoPro won't detect. With the Frame being made of wood and ply wood, more vibrations are dampened, resulting in a jitter and rolling shutter free video.
flight duration of around 10 minutes fully loaded with a 2200mah 4S LiPo.
you will need to copy and paste some of the links. sorry
ESC’s (electric speed controller)
Magic esc from me or buddyrc
Control board KK2.1
10x5 use with 1400kv on 3 cell only or 980kv on 3 or 4 cell ( these are more efficient but not as snappy for aerobatics. They are very good in the wind)
High end (at least for me) sorry these are hard to get. I have made these very popular.
Sunnysky 2212 1400kv use 8x4.5 prop on 3 or 4 cell or 10x5 on 3 cell.
USA dealer when he has them http://www.buddyrc.com/sunnysky-x2212-9-1400kv-ii.html
Sunnysky 2212 980kv use 10x5 with 4 cell pack. These give 10 to 15% more flight time with slightly reduced power. They have enough power to fly on 3 cell but if loaded with fpv gear then use 4 cell.
servo if you need
As far as batteries go i like the hobbyking compact zippy.
And the Glacier batteries from Buddyrc
Buddyrc also caries the Icharger line of Chargers. I have had very good luck (meaning none of my batteries have caught fire like they did with 2 different hobbyking chargers)
Posted by Jason Pratt on 2nd Mar 2014
I put this frame through a *lot* learning to fly in the alley next to my office, is tough as hell. Super performant, really cool, easy to repair.
Posted by Greg Goodwin on 7th Feb 2014
Posted by Unknown on 31st Jan 2014
I have flown fixed wing R/C planes for over 25 years but never got into any type of rotor wing until now. Matt's Tcopter has been my first experience with this type of aircraft and thanks to his product, build videos and quick responses to questions after the sale the build and initial flights have been surprisingly straight-forward. With the newer KK2 board's self-level feature you don't need any prior rotor wing experience to successfully fly one of these. I'm hooked and now looking forward to enjoying this whole new (to me) branch of the hobby! Thanks again Matt for "demystifying" multirotor aircraft and putting out such a great product!
Posted by Greg Huddleston on 13th Dec 2013
I had complete success with Matt's Tricopter, so I just finished a T-copter. Construction was simple and quick and the main frame has plenty of room for mounting components. Both fly with the KK2 board flashed with 1.6++ and the SL mixing mode makes recovery after flips and rolls very easy. I think the Tricopter can fly a little more aggressive, but the T-copter has easier visual orientation - - especially with LED's at night. I also like using cable ties for the front arm pivot restraint, and they will break free on impact. Just follow Matt's construction video, and you will have a great flying and durable T-copter.
Posted by MICHAEL L on 29th Nov 2013
I highly recommend this T-Copter as an easy to build and fly platform.
The build videos are of benefit and helped me easily get into the air.
My previous airplane experience did help me with piloting this aircraft, but I think I
would still of succeeded if a little slowly.
The auto level feature on the optional KK2 board will assit beginners.
I also added led lights for orientation.
Look forward to future designs.
I have just ordered another frame and spares!
Posted by Jeremy on 8th Nov 2013
I had a buddy who sparked my interest in building my own Tricopter and Matt's product, service, and knowledge is un-match-able. He is very quick to respond to emails and helped with the build. Thanks again for everything and I will be a life time customer! Keep up the good work!
Posted by David Grenewetzki on 31st Oct 2013
After many years in RC, I decided to take the plunge into multicopters.
After doing a lot of internet research, I was confused. There are just so many options that a noob doesn't know where to start. There are a couple of great RTF machines that look very cool but are quite expensive and may be inherently less repairable, so I decided to build my own. My rationale was "if I built it, I can fix it."
Way too many options for building too, but when I found simplecopter.com, I knew I was in the right place. Matt's videos made the process indeed simple and fun and his frames looked like just the ticket.
Since my eventual target is FPV and photography, I went with the Tcopter. Frame was delivered fast and in great shape. One thing that had me confused for a bit were the holes in the top platform of the frame until it dawned on me that they were the Simplecopter logo!
Painting and the wiring harness were the only parts of the process that took any time, but after a couple of hours, it was done and with heart racing, I fired it up. It worked and worked well.
I had a couple of questions during the build and Matt's responses via email came very quickly.
All in all, a great product and great build video made my entry into multicopters a breeze. Highly recommended.
Posted by Ferdi on 15th Oct 2013
love the simplicity and funcionality of your frames.
Few things I would like to point out that causes me problems.
First of all, I love your frames, easy to build, tuff and pretty. Just one downfall for me personally here in Spain.
The sizes you use are only used in the states, as well for the screws as the booms. In Europe they dont sell booms of half an inch which is 13x13mm her. The standard for models building is 12mmx12mm. 13x13mm just doesnt exist which means you really need to saw it from a plate of wood which is more hassle. Same for the screws, when you loose one I need to change to a different size as well. Thats a putty, Would be could if you would have used universal sizes which go well in all countries. Thats' all, besides that lovely, Good work and thanks for everything!
Posted by shawn on 22nd Sep 2013
Looks good never had time to hook up wires yet so can't say how it flys . Still waiting on motors and esc's and kk2 board. I'm trying this because matt makes it looks so easy;-)
Posted by Unknown on 11th Sep 2013
This is a great airframe for a tricopter if you want to hold more gear like FPV, and it stands up to a ton of abuse. Better yet, the service is second to none. Great communication and lightning fast shipping. It is also great to have the building and flying videos of this exact airframe. You can't go wrong with this kit, whether you are a beginner or need just a few more tricopters!