If you like my project vote for "A Smarter Tricopter - Yuri Tikhonov"


Good day comrades!

Today I want to tell you about last preparations before starting of development.

First of all I want to tell you about every part that I ordered from farnell.



A. on this photo you can find standard Russia tool set:


  1. Universal Soviet screwdriver.
  2. Damaged screwdriver.
  3. DIY drilling tool - gift from my friend (according to legend, it is made from parts of the damaged tank)
  4. Izolenta (most important part of any project)
  5. Pliers (aka universal wrench)

So I need normal screwdriver set and normal drilling tool. And I found this beautiful Makita set!


B. As I said in the previous post, the project will use the Arduino Esplora as a joystick (Tx-system) so I need it.


C,D. Tricopter is not a home project and during testing, I'm away from home. I want to have a good multitul and a gas soldering iron for this situation.


E. Microcontroller for the copters heart - Very improtant part for this project!


F,G,H. Little stuff for my DIY projects


I. I want to use Arduino Yun as FPV video transmitter with OSD function.


And second.


I create a list of parts from HobbyKing (it's not a final):

  • 3 x D2826-10 = 29.10$ = 0.240kg (motors)
  • 3 x HKz30A = 33.96$ = 0.141kg (esc)
  • 2 x 017000064 = 5.64$ = 0.120кг (prop)
  • 2 x Z22002S-40 = 15.94$ = 0.398кг (LiPo)
  • 3 x 450000081-0 = 3.00$ = 0.117кг (arm)
  • 2 x HK939MG = 10.68$ = 0.066кг (servo)
  • 1 x V2-102 = 6.67$ = 0.035кг (helicopter mechanics)
  • 1 x 450-0017 = 2.61$ = 0.015кг (rod end)
  • 1 x V2-136 = 2.79$ = 0.015кг (rod)

= 110.4$ + 23.6$ (delivery by Russian Post) = 134.0$


I hope to get this until December if I do order this week (but in Russia everything is not predictable).

I want to use David's frame designe with alternative Yaw mechanics.

In Friday I received CY8CKIT-042. This week after receiving Makita tool set I want to create a "testing station" for Cypress chips and write a first part of my firmware for tricopter!


UPD: all parts from HobbyKing is ordered!

UPD2: farnell's parcel is received, testing station is built



1PSoC 4 Tricopter Part #1Introduction
2PSoC 4 Tricopter Part #2Purchase of components from Farnell and HobbyKing
3PSoC 4 Tricopter Part #3PSoC firmware: upTime & Rx
4PSoC 4 Tricopter Part #4PSoC firmware: UART & MultiWii GUI
5PSoC 4 Tricopter Part #5PSoC firmware: EEPROM emulation
6PSoC 4 Tricopter Part #6PSoC firmware: Servo & ESC control
7PSoC 4 Tricopter Part #7PSoC firmware: IMU, LED's & PID
8PSoC 4 Tricopter Part #8Hardware: PCB
9PSoC 4 Tricopter Part #9Hardware: tricopter's frame
10PSoC 4 Tricopter Part #10Hardware: YAW mechanics & motors
11PSoC 4 Tricopter Part #11Hardware: ESC's, wires & misc
12PSoC 4 Tricopter Part #12Final: The first fly


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