This is our newest Flagship Tri. it is designed to house all flight components inside the body. the control board is recessed for its protection.
It has a slightly larger arm span due to the larger plates. as with all our frames it is designed to take abuse.
As for building help see the building the simple T copter video below. it is very similar to this new tri.
Frame comes as shown with arms, rear boom, rear block, fiberglass pivot, retainer Colet, Screws and blind nuts. Tricopter comes fully assembled for US customers. International orders the arms are removed for shipping.
This frame wil support up to 10" props
Frame weight is 5.6oz 158grams (Turnigy Talon weighs 350grams or 12.3oz. weight killss performance and flight time.
Arms are 12” in length
RCtimer 28-30 1300kv (lower quality)
HP2812-1300kv from rctimer (medium quality)
Sunnysky 2212 1400kv (best quality)
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.
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 Larry Whitworth on 20th Jun 2014
no holes for servo yaw control
Simplecopter response. sorry usually very careful but this slipped by me. i did offer to resend new block. Matt
Posted by Chris on 17th Jun 2014
This tricoper flys great
The build video was a big help
Posted by John on 15th Jun 2014
I bought this to replace a slightly less expensive tricopter that was destroyed in its first crash. That one flew so poorly I just thought tricopters were no good. Then I saw the video of the 2.0 Tricopter and I had to have one. Now that I do, I love it! It flies great!! I was flipping it on my second battery :-). I had a minor crash, and the front boom folded back as designed - no damage. Most designs don't emphasize crash-ability, but I love that this one does. I love his thing!
Posted by BIG LACY McClanahan on 20th May 2014
This thing flys a lot better than my quads, now if I can just keep it out of trees. I cut one down w/Tri in the top no damage to tri but LCD on KK2 shot, but still works. BIG LACY
Posted by Unknown on 19th May 2014
After following these super easy instructions, I've created a monster!
Posted by Matt on 18th May 2014
I was skeptical until a co-worker brought one in completely finished and setup with FPV. I was blown away and had to have one. Ordered from simplecopter.com, had it in 3 days time, and fully assembled within a week. Couldn't be happier with the purchase.
Posted by Ali on 14th May 2014
This is the best upgrade from Matt's version 1.0 which I've had for nearly 2 years now & still holding strong despite numerous crashes! Time for an upgrade & this frame is well thought out. A wider body with a streamlined design. The fact that I can now mount the FC, electronics, wiring inside the frame is greatly appealing to me for protecting electronics & a cleaner finished look. Frame quality & fast shipment is as always top notch. Thanks Matt!
Posted by Bryan Stuebner on 29th Apr 2014
When my son showed this to me I was skeptical to say the least all my quads an hexes are metal carbon g10 or a mix. He said dad watch the videos so I did and I was impressed no bull no outrageous promises just simple . We'll to let u kno I flew mine today in a 10x12 sunroom ( my wife wasn't home and it was raining ) what can I say, to clicks of right trim and it hovers like it's hanging from a string kudos for such a simplecopter that flies fantastic!!!
Posted by Matt Disher on 21st Apr 2014
I have multiple quads. Flew a buddy's simple copter and had to have one. Haven't assembled it yet, still collecting the bits. But the beauty of just replacing a couple wire-ties or a $0.50 boom arm after crashes greatly appeals to me.
Posted by Joe G. on 31st Mar 2014
Watched every video about simplecopter I could find before I bought one. I am very pleased with my purchase. Simplecopter went together very easily. All parts fit together great. Once I get better at flyin the Tri, I will get the v-tail also. No regrets at all. Love the copter, and Matts videos are great.
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