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.
Comes with landing gear and battery strap.
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 12" props
Frame weight is 5.6oz 158grams (Turnigy Talon weighs 350grams or 12.3oz. weight kills performance and flight time.
Arms are 12” in length
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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 Andy on 28th Jan 2015
I build everything from scratch, but the information in Matts videos was invaluable. So much, that I bought the TriCopter frame and couldn't be happier. I've since purchase the V-Tail frame for my father and sent it and all components to him with a note telling him to watch the SimpleCopter videos. I have No Doubt he'll be successful building and flying one of these with everything that SimpleCopter provides. Thanks Matt!
Posted by Neil Hutchison on 5th Jan 2015
Can't really say enough about the Tricopter on offer here. Matt is a great guy who's incredibly helpful and knowledgeable about the copters he sells and fly's.
The frame and parts I bought from Matt were first rate, and when I got stuck during the build he helped out, and offered advice in person.
I'm teaching my son to fly so this is a great platform, and has survived a couple of impacts with trees then the ground with no damage. Just a couple of broken props.
This copter fly's great, it's fast and nimble, and will easily work from beginner up to advanced stunt flyer.
Posted by Unknown on 8th Dec 2014
Really well designed and manufactured , Flies anything from mellow to wild and capable of hauling a decent payload, Super easy to build.
Its a real pleasure to do business with someone who is passionate about the sport , provides superb customer service and detailed instructional videos and is also involved in online forums.
From time of order to built and in the air in under a week!
Posted by Riley on 1st Dec 2014
Received the tri frame in the mail, and after unboxing, I was really impressed with the lightness and the build quality. Matt is doing excellent work with these. I have stained the wood after a bit of light sanding and am waiting on a KK 2.1.5 board and some servo leads to arrive. Once they do, it'll be time to fly!
Posted by John Black on 13th Nov 2014
very well made.looks very good.
Posted by matt on 3rd Nov 2014
This tri copter is very well built. and came packaged up real good. I haven't put it together due to waiting for the rest of my parts from other companies.
Posted by David Martin on 24th Oct 2014
This is the best design 2 thumbs up for the designer. Never flown a copter or multi rotor just airplanes.......First time out no crashes 5 week later loops, rolls, flip ect.....having a ball.....and when I do smack the ground just a few zip ties and a blade or 2 and you are back in the air having a ball.
Great quality and the service is 5 stars for sure.
Posted by Anthony Ramirez on 29th Aug 2014
I have had it for 2 weeks and I LOVE this! I have flown airplanes for years but this is my first copter. The video was a great help and I am VERY happy with it. The first week I crashed it 6 or 7 times cause I had the radio set to helicopter and couldn't get Self-Level to work. Now that I got it all working right it flies beautifully. In all those crashes I only broke a boom, so I epoxied it, and 2 propellers. VERY durable copter. Next I plan to add a camera and FPV.
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