Maker Hangar 2: 03 – Tricopter Build Part 2

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Maker Hangar 2: 03 – Tricopter Build Part 2
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In this episode of Maker Hangar, I show you how to finish building your tricopter. You learn how to solder all the ESCs together and finish bolting together the tricopter. In the next episode I’ll teach you about flight controller boards and how to set up one for your tricopter, stay tuned!

If you want more information about how to solder together your ESC wires or how to solder your connectors on, you can go check out Episode 8 of the first season of Maker Hangar.

Brackets Inside

When assembling your two body halves make sure the bottom plate is flipped so the brackets that hold the wire rope are on the inside of the body. If the brackets are on the outside there won’t be enough space to fit your battery between the body and camera tray.

Tricopter Tail Distance

When positioning the tail boom, make sure the space between the back of the tail assembly and the body is between 8.5″ and 9″.

If you haven’t already purchased your kit, or if you want to see what else you will need to complete yours you can check out the product page for more information.


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Hi! My name is Lucas Weakley. I have recently graduated from a magnet program at Forest High School called EMIT. One of the many things we did in EMIT was work on a robot that we use to compete at the FIRST Robotics Competition. EMIT also introduced me to drafting and now I am certified in AutoCAD. I have been accepted into Embry Riddle Aeronautics University and will be attending this fall. My degree will be in Aerospace Engineering (if you couldn’t have guessed) and I plan to minor in business and aircraft maintenance.

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