This is our new V Tail Quad. it is designed to house all flight components inside the body. the control board is recessed for its protection.
It is very stable with great yaw authority. As with all our frames it is designed to take abuse. and be repaired if you are marginally handy.
Frame comes as shown with arms, Screws and blind nuts. arms are removed for shipping.
This frame will support up to 12" props
Frame weight is 8.5 oz 240grams
Arms are 12” in length and 22" front motor span
Remember you will need a 3 or 4 cell battery that can supply aprox 80 Amps at full throttle with these motors below.
I would recomend 2700 to 3500mah 30C or better.
this does not mean you cant fly it with a 2200mah 20C battery but if you do avoid full throttle. in the demo video below i am using a 2700 25C battery and in the full throttle you could see it was not happy.
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 Unknown on 25th Sep 2014
Mat Hall has engineered this frame to be durable and stable. Look forward to FPV eventually
Posted by Ken on 12th Jul 2014
This V-Tail is great. Did my second flight today. Crashed twice, no damage at all. The SunnySky 2212 980kv motors work awesome on this thing with 3s battery. When I learn to fly a little better this quad is going to be a lot of fun. Going out for another flight after writing this.
Posted by Joe D on 10th Jun 2014
Best I've flown and easy to build. i like it better than a tricopter cause you dont have to worry about a servo. Better than a quad cause it has very fast yaw and easy to see witch way its facing. this is all I want to fly. Really mean it. Plenty of room for extras too.
Posted by Joe D on 5th Jun 2014
I love building multi-rotors.I just couldn't get a home made scratch build V-Tail to work rite and those kits with the 200 peace frames for over $100 is crazy. This baby when painted lights added Oh My. Looks so sweet in day time and I get the WOWS the AWHHs at night. Like the man says with 4s battery it's really crazy fast. Thank You for another fine peace of work. Very Very Happy
Posted by Bobby Barr on 2nd May 2014
I'm into flying 3D helicopters and 3D airplanes. I've flown multirotors but have never been excited past FPV. The Blade 350 QX is a great flyer, but far from continuous excitement. This V Tail quad from SimpleCopter is riduculous fun. I've even been flying it at night. Us here at the RC Today Show Podcast just love it. Thanks for great designs, products & service!
Posted by firedawg1998 on 27th Mar 2014
The Tilt arrived today, customs in Canada played around and send it for further inspection. Maybe they were concerned about wood bugs, lol. Matt was great and looked into my late package right away and mailed me a tracking number.
Anyways, arrived safe and secure, all packaged up nicely in a bubble wrap envelope. The body is an engineering masterpiece, has a great looking design, nice shiny blind nuts throughout and the Simplecopter logo adds to the value.
I will be using 30amp Afro esc, hobbyking 1400kv 2826 motors with 8x4.5 sf hobbyking props. 1300 3cell nanotech upto 2200 3cell zippy's depending on what's charged that day. Kk2 1.5 hasn't arrived yet so maidening with a hobbyking i86 just until the kk arrives. I love the main idea behind this design; "wood"... push the limits, enjoy it and when it breaks, build in back together with .99c 1/2" popular and birch plywood from "michaels", here in northern Ontario anyways. Cheers and I can't wait to see what you design next.
Posted by Andy Jones on 26th Mar 2014
This is the 2nd frame I have received from Simplecopter. This frame is very lightweight, built with easy to replace materials ......you can easily find most parts in any hardware store.
This frame comes "mostly" assembled. Just install the rear booms, screw them into place and start adding components.
Great quality, lightweight and you can go wrong with any of the Simplecopter frames. This thing performs like a sports car compared to other frames out on the market.
Posted by Jase on 14th Mar 2014
I love tricopters , have the simplecopter Tri 2.0 from Matt and several other Tri's. I also fly quads but always miss the awesome yaw authority of the Tri's - this is the answer!!!!
So confident in Matts designs I maddened this in my living room! It just popped into the air and stayed there steady as a rock. I didn't have any 30A ESC's to hand so threw in 4 Afro 20A , 1450KV Motors and 8" props - so far so good.
If you fly Quads or Tri's you NEED one of these!!!!!
Posted by Jeff A. on 26th Feb 2014
Built with sunnysky 980, Afro 30 ESC, 4s battery, KK2.1 from Matt. Too windy today, but tried maiden anyway, Frame pivots and pops zip tie perfectly to avoid motor damage. I bent landing gear, broke 2 props, pruned a tree and the thing just keeps on flying after repair. I am a rookie and just couldn't wait! This RRRocks! Can't wait till I can get to the park this weekend for wide open spaces! Great Kit! Great videos - I would be lost without those!
Posted by randy on 25th Feb 2014
Where do i start i decided to get this v tail frame after watching the videos i wanted to try something different. the kit arrived the arms were straight and strong the body was cut and sanded perfectly. after lil prep work i painted the frame red with a black underbelly i used the trunigy 30amp esc and the trunighy 28-26-10 1400kv motors. the assembly video had great step by step instructions really helped out assembling the electronics and frame. after installing the k2.1 board i also bought from simplecopter that came already flashed really went together smoothly. i am really impressed by the thought and care that was put into this frame with all the breakaway features very very cool. the first time i took the v tail outside for a trial run the wind was kinda steady with some good gust coming in once in a while but not bad enough to not give it a try so i did the v tail went right up , there was some wiggle flux in the rear while i was trying to hover so i landed and adjusted the kk board and took it up again much better this time i am very impressed by the flight characteristics a tame but fierce beast i have flown it quit a few times now and have enjoyed it so much i ordered another kit if your looking for a great beginner t copter or v tail kit defiantly buy one from simplecopter...