Tony Vincent: Can you tell me what flight control board you're using? I'm having trouble
keeping my machine from spinning like a top all the time. Any advice?
rexempire1: You sound like you have lived in South Africa before......(accent)
CPsVids: Hey Adrian - Thanks! That is a good idea. I do plan to do more later in the
summer - right now it is all a little crazy, but thanks for the idea.
Mark Escoto: hi there, thanks for the informative video. i need to know the electronics
specs because im planning to build one.thanks for sharing and happy and
CPsVids: Hi Phil. The radio should be in Acro mode. Set it up just like a 4 channel
plane. Throttle, Elevator, Rudder and Ailerons. Your faster motor may be
the trim on your radio being out? However if it is happening after take-off
then it may tri's balance or one (ore more) of the props the wrong way
around? (Easy mistake to make). On the KK2 make sure to have the latest
firmware - the earlier versions sucked for Tris as it was unstable. Let me
know if you need more and I can send you some detail.
CPsVids: The SW in the board is designed to not start the motors until it gets a
specific input sequence. In this case with throttle at zero you hold the
aileron to full left for 1.5 seconds. The light comes on and the system is
"live". Then when you land you do the same thing to "disarm" the board.
This means if you accidentally bump the throttle it will not take your head
or fingers off! I learned this the hard way once and since them I am pretty
wary :) Good luck on your build!
grandchancellor: Can you tell me please what direction the motors should be turning when not
using that rear motor tilt system ? I'm building the Y650 Scorpion with
only 3 motors and am uncertain about prop direction. Any help would be
CPsVids: Thanks! Yes, they are standard props and so they do all spin the same way.
I do not use counter rotating props. I just have the rear motor offset.
Another thing I have tried is to offset the front motors (by twisting the
booms). Both methods work fine.
Thomas Jeffery: thanks for the info,theses things could really bite on the fingers!
nicholasjacobs1967: Hi doc. I had the same issue (Multiwii Pro from HK). Futaba 12FG tx. Turned
out I needed to set endpoints to 110% both directions on aileron, and also
throttle. I ended up setting all sticks and aux1 and aux2 to +- 100%.
Config shows nice range from 1000ish to 1500 to 2000ish on all axis. Now I
can arm with thr down+ail right or thr down/rud right and disarm too. I'm
in Burlington but I'm also new at this. Maybe we can join forces later.
noreplyism: Thanks for showing your setup checks. You tri looks very tidy compared to
mine :) Question though. Do all your props spin in the same direction
because they looked like they were?
Jorge Vargas: Sounds Good, thankz so much Chris
Thomas Jeffery: what do you mean when you talk about arming and disarming 'it' for safety's
sake? i don't understand why that effects the motors function... btw im
building something like your awesome craft so thats why im interested as to
controll setup. Thanks!
Phil Fouche: Hi Thanks a lot for your help.I have updated my kk board and made sure all
my props are turning the right way.At the moment I can get the tri to lift
of but it is not hovering in one place and starts to drift of in a
direction.My self level setting is turned on.Does that mean my trims are of
or do I have to do a sensor calibration again or is it just not possible to
hover in one spot without having to compensate on your sticks? Thanks Phil
adriancjones: Great little tutorial, how about showing how to set the craft up for
reversed yaw or roll settings on the gyro?
CPsVids: Hi. Sorry, I have not built a 6 motor system. However the info you are
looking for seems to be in this video: "Y650 Scorpion Glass Fiber
Multi-Rotor Frame 650mm Vol.25 test flight" from yasuo840 at the 8 second
mark. Also have you looked at the RCGROUPS thread on this machine? There
seems to be a great deal of info. Sorry I can't offer you any more help
than that. Good luck and it looks like quite a beast you are building!
rockyFLYR: when will your store be open?
WINGS RC: Hi nice vid I have built my first tried copter and so far all is good I am
having trouble trying to arm it.. can you using the rudder dose not work
but the servo dose move . I have 4 sets of wires in my receiver throttle
elevator aliron plus my servo and 3 sets in my flight controller throttle
elevator aliron but no rudder , can you tell me what's I have done wrong so
that I can arm and disarm it please
CPsVids: Hi. Sorry, I have only used the KK2 Board on my quads - the board on this
tri is a home-build. As you know on a tri the motor must be angled to
counter the rotation. I fine tune it with the trim. On the KK board there
are many parameters that can also be adjusted - have you watched the video
guide that HK guys have published as I am sure it will help. I can't post
the link here, but it is called : HobbyKing - KK2.0 Complete Guide Pt.5 -
Fosch: Thanks for the link, that is the video I was looking for ! :)
Phil Fouche: help needed please!!!!!!!!!! I have built a tricopter using a kk2 board and
a spectrum dx6i radio.there is a wealth of info on setting up the kk board
but not a lot on settings I need to have on my dx6i.i am a complete novice
and is new to the world of rc.at the moment motor no1 on my copter is
spinning way faster than the other.i have calibrated the esc using a prog
card.i also don't even know if my settings need to be on heli or acro
mode.any help will appreciated thanks phil
CPsVids: Phil - NP. Great progress! You got it figured BTW. Your trims are out. Self
Level is just that. It does not do Position Hold or compensate for trim.
(You need a GPS, Flymentor or the like for that). So yes, set up your trim
and use your sticks. Make sure you can easily see the orientation of the
tri with lights or some kind of "flag" and learn to fly with the back
facing you (as if you were sitting in it). Let us know how you make out and
post a video. Cheers Chris
Avery Kucan: It's impossible. You must have 4 or more motors, OR a little tail servo for
CPsVids: Hi Jorge - I am in Newmarket so possibly can help. Send me a PM (private
message) with the details of your setup. What board are you using and what
problem you are having. Maybe we can figure it out over the phone or get
Fosch: Hi ! Thanks for the video. I'm building a Tricopter (KK2.0 V1.6++) and I
wonder how I will setup/calibrate the yaw angle on the KK2.0 board in order
to get a stable position (no rotation) during the flight. Can you help ?
CPsVids: Hi - It depends what board you have as how the arming works. Most of the
time the problem with arming is the throttle trim is not low enough. Set
your trim to its lowest point. If you have a digital radio you can adjust
travel. WARNING : Take your props off when experimenting - It is not good
if you are experimenting and suddenly the motors all go to full speed!
CPsVids: Hi Sorry - Not sure I understand your question? The connection is simply
like a 4 channel; plane. Throttle + Ailerons + Elevator + Rudder. Make sure
you have them set to the correct direction. Some may need to be reversed.
Also make sure trim is set all the way down on throttle as that can cause a
board not to arm. The smoothness comes from using exponential on your
transmitter if you have it and also adjustments on the board. I hope this
Jorge Vargas: Hi, I can see canadas flag, how far are you from Kitchener, Ontario, I ask
cz I wonder if maybe you can helpme with my tricop, is been almost a month
since I finished assembling, but not yet a nice hovering, is it posible to
met you if close to Kitchener. Thankz