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Some great edited footage of norcal and surfing!

Old 10-02-2011, 04:24 PM
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Default Some great edited footage of norcal and surfing!

I figures you guys might appreciate my new video. It was filmed fpv from a home built tricopter. I got some great cliff and surfing shots. Hope you enjoy it!
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72n54BhITeo[/media]

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Old 10-02-2011, 05:14 PM
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Don nice video those tricopters make a nice platform for videoing and photos.
Was that a shark I saw at the 3:15 mark?
Just kidding
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Old 10-02-2011, 08:00 PM
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Beautiful.....What equipment are you using?

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Old 10-03-2011, 08:40 AM
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Cheap, cheap and cheaper. It's a home built frame and I'm using Hobbyking Donkey motors and hobbyking's cheapest 30amp esc's. I just love the snobs that think you need castle esc's and scorpions to make anything work well. these are give or take figures but heres the list
donkey motors $9x3=$27
ESC's $9x3=$27
Quad board $25
Orange RX $6
prop pack $3
TOTAL COST OF ELECTRONICS FOR A TRICOPTER=$88!
just build a frame and your in the air for under $100.
Of course the GoPro and fpv gear cost more, but you get my point.
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Old 10-03-2011, 08:47 AM
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Great Video and nice job on the tricopter Take care, Chellie
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Old 10-03-2011, 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by dhdsracer View Post
Cheap, cheap and cheaper. It's a home built frame and I'm using Hobbyking Donkey motors and hobbyking's cheapest 30amp esc's. I just love the snobs that think you need castle esc's and scorpions to make anything work well. these are give or take figures but heres the list
donkey motors $9x3=$27
ESC's $9x3=$27
Quad board $25
Orange RX $6
prop pack $3
TOTAL COST OF ELECTRONICS FOR A TRICOPTER=$88!
just build a frame and your in the air for under $100.
Of course the GoPro and fpv gear cost more, but you get my point.
Are you using the David Windestål design (featured on Flitetest) or something else?
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Old 10-03-2011, 02:17 PM
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Ummm. I know David but it's not his design. I just hacked something together with carbon and balsa wood. It is funny how unsensitive these multirotors are. I basically carved the center from a solid block of balsa then attached the rear leg and pivoted the fronts. It looks like crap up close but folds and captures this type of footage.
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