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
Frame weight is 7.0oz
Arms are 12” in length
See bottom youtube video to see vidio i shot with this T copter.
We have built in a recessed area for your control board. This cleans up the install and protects the board from impact
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.
One shortcoming is the relatively short flight duration of around 7 minutes fully loaded with a 2200mah 4S LiPo.
RCtimer 28-30 1300kv (lower quality)
HP2812-1300kv from rctimer (medium quality)
Sunnysky 2212 1400kv (best quality)
Super simple 18-20 (3 cell only) good for starting out
Plush 30 (3 or 4 cell) very good
Flashed F30A (3 or 4 cell) best
Hobbyking KK2 board
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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!
Posted by Craig Norman on 28th Aug 2013
The Frame was cut very nice CNC cut no issues. I didn't care for the SC cut in the top but I guess folks have to advertise and it does allow more air to get to the speed controllers. It was easy to prep for paint. All the parts were constructed and designed well. The frame was super light. The yaw pivot had a little play but worked well just as designed. This frame likes to fly. I like the price and will buy another. I recommend it for the beginner builders no tricks to work thru just assemble and fly.
Posted by Unknown on 20th Aug 2013
Cheap, easy, customizeable... THANKS MATT!!!!
Posted by Joe on 20th Aug 2013
Having been a RC'er for 35+ years, I've learned to stay away from "kits" and build just from plans. To my great surprise, I found the T Copter from SimpleCopter.com a true quality product. All materials were first quality and workmanship couldn't be better. The proof is that the "kit" came fully assembled and everything fit. Thanks for giving more than advertised.
Posted by Nick on 29th Jul 2013
I've already broken a couple arms and snapped the carbon fiber for the tail and I love that I can just go down to Home Depot or the local hobby store to get parts! In a couple days I've pretty much got over crashing and this frame is brilliant in it's simplicity!
I honestly can't say enough about how awesome this frame is!
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