Back in August I stumbled on this brilliant clip of a budget tricopter build and where to get the parts http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqHwqWaw1o4
I was spell bound, I thought these things were either and too expensive or too complex to get hold of and fly…. I instantly wanted one! So 3 months ago I decided to sell my 1/10 scale spitfire which had been doing nothing in my attic for 3 years. It took so long to build and I was too fond of it too see it destroyed on its maiden flight having no RC experience. This funded my multicopter project.
3 months later, a long time spent on the GAUI 330X-S simulator a steep learning curve and getting side tracked by the brilliant Multiwii website. I built a quadcopter. If I crashed my spitfire that would have been it. But if I were to smash a quad and break a motor I could build that tricopter I first wanted. Sounds simple enough. As it turned out I broke 2 motors and err… a roof. Oops! Nothing ventured nothing gained aye.
This is what happened on the second test flight.