David Windestål's Tricopter V2.5


Kudos to David Windestål. This is an outstanding design and build log. My copter met it's premature demise when it ran off due to a failure of the PPM encoder. RIP tricopter.

I swapped a few parts out (generally dues to low stock at HobbyKing and owning a 3D printer).

  • 3s 25C Zippy Compact 2200mAh LiPo
  • 3D printed tricopter frames (extruded from DXF)
  • 3D printed yaw mechanism
  • Ardupilot APM 2.5 control board
  • GWS Naro Super 19g / 3.6kg / .07sec Digital Servo

For the complete build see the Tricopter 2.5 build.

The goofy poster board landing gear was ultimately replaced by some over engineered truss style snap 3D printed on legs.