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Tricopter chassis v0.3

After a month-long hiatus after the crash, I redesigned the tricopter chassis.

Tricopter folded for transport.

Tricopter folded for transport.

The aluminum arms are now foldable, and the motors are closer to the center of the chassis (I have yet to trim the arms to a shorter length). There is room for the new and bigger ESCs underneath the other electronics.

Electronics mounted with vibration-isolating rubber grommets.

Electronics mounted with vibration-isolating rubber grommets.

The Seeeduino/protoboard/sensor blob is bolted to a wooden plate, which, in turn, is attached to the center piece with bolts isolated by rubber grommets. This, combined with a rigid mounting of the battery to the center piece, seems to work much better than foam in isolating the sensors from vibration.

It just happens to be able to balance on the tip of the tail arm.

It just happens to be able to balance on the tip of the tail arm.

Total weight of the machine, with battery, is 2050 grams.



3 Comments

  1. Nick says:

    Just got my Xbee based remote going at 115,200

    What baud rate are you using?

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