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A new Teecopter Build.
« on: February 27, 2017, 22:32:01 »
Just getting parts for my new folding Teecopter build. Based on a KK2.1 fc. Motor centres are equally spaced around a 450mm PCD. Motors will be DJI 2212/920KV swinging 8" or 10" props. Body plates will be from 1.5mm G10, front booms are experimental as I';m going to try 3mm polycarbonate, if it';s unsuccessful, Beech will be used with polycarbonate motor mounts. The tail boom will be laminated from two pieces of 6 ply Birch. Tail servo is a digital EMAX ES08II. PDB Matek. Not sure on the ESC';s might go for the 20A Little Bees or may try three of the four DJI ESC';s I have from the 450 Flamewheel I';ve just stripped. Going to use helicopter skids from a Trex450 for the undercarriage. I think I';m about ready to cut the plates etc. Just checking to see if I';ve missed anything.




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Re: A new Teecopter Build.
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2017, 05:58:44 »
It should work fine, but will the front arms have a bit of flex in them, only one way to find out
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Re: A new Teecopter Build.
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2017, 08:04:49 »
Looks pretty good to me should be OK, if you do get flex think about rotating the arm layup 90 degrees then the flex should be eliminated. I';ve done something similar with a quad, the downside is that it';s more difficult for mounting to the plates and the motor mounts.
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Re: A new Teecopter Build.
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2017, 09:28:59 »
Yes, flex, the drawing doesn';t show the vertical section on the boom. So in cross section it looks like or rather it is an "I" beam. So don';t think should flex as much as it looks it would. And the length of boom from motor centre to pivot point is only 144mm.  We shall see.  :smiley:

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Re: A new Teecopter Build.
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2017, 09:48:28 »
I beams work well, should be ok then.
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Re: A new Teecopter Build.
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2017, 16:15:47 »
The I section should work well, look forward to seeing this built
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Re: A new Teecopter Build.
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2017, 10:15:53 »
Had a rethink on my Teecopter. And have now made the arms from 4 pieces of 3mm  6ply, Immensely strong, no flex and very light. Reshaped the body as I want it to fold. Arms are finished and about to cut the body. Tempted to go with 3mm ply to make it all wood, or should I use G10. Decisions!  Not strictly a Teecopter now, but very close.



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Re: A new Teecopter Build.
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2017, 17:05:02 »
Looking good, maybe one day i will get to finsh and fly a tri/Tee
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Re: A new Teecopter Build.
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2017, 14:51:04 »
Coming together now. PDB and esc';s are installed, just wants wiring up and setting up.


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Re: A new Teecopter Build.
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2017, 15:57:10 »
Very tidy ,,what happened... ::)
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Re: A new Teecopter Build.
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2017, 18:57:23 »
what happened... ::)

Not sure what you mean H.  :-)