Trifecta 8”

By bulldogmcs on Mar 01, 2019

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Picked up most of these parts on clearance at hobbyking.
Goal was to build a capable tricopter for under 100usd.
Discounted costs all hobbyking except esc was bangood
frame 5$
camera 2$
FC 2$
MOTORS 5$ x3
esc 8$ x 3
VTX 10$
total build cost not including mobius approx 75usd


Part List


Quanum Trifecta Mini faltbare Tricopter Frame (KIT)

Flight Controller

Holybro Kakute v1.0 F3 Flight Controller (2 builds)
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3 x CA$12.95 9% Racerstar RS30A 30A Blheli_S OPTO 2-4S ESC Support 16.5 Dshot150 Dshot300 for FPV Racing RC Toys & Hobbies from (10 builds)


3 x Turnigy Multistar 2213-980Kv 14Pole Multi-Rotor Outrunner


3 x Gemfan 8045 Carbon Nylon Propeller EPP for RC Drone FPV Racing Multi Rotor (2 builds)

FPV Camera

Fatshark 600TVL High Resolution FPV Tuned CMOS Camera (4 builds)
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FPV Transmitter

Quanum Elite 600mW 5.8GHz 40CH FX718-6 AV Transmitter and Camera Combo (P&P)


Foxeer Lollipop V2 SMA RHCP 5.8G Super Mini Antenna For FPV Racing (2PCs) - CHOOSE YOUR COLOR (42 builds)


CA$13.69 50% Flysky X6B 2.4G 6CH i-BUS PPM PWM Receiver for AFHDS i10 i6s i6 i6x i4x Transmitter RC Parts from Toys Hobbies (153 builds)

HD Camera

Mobius New Version Wide Angle Lens C2 1080P HD Mini Action Camera For RC Drone (8 builds)

HD Camera

GoPro Session (40 builds)

Misc Parts

Smallest Mini Dual GLONASS+GPS BN-180 Micro Double GPS Antenna Module UART TTL For CC3D F3 RC Drone Airplane (14 builds)

Misc Parts

Turnigy™ TGY-9018MG MG Servo 2.5kg / 0.09sec / 13g (2 builds)
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Sasquads   13 days ago  

The Trifecta was my first build ever :)

MrPistachios   14 days ago  

that yaw mechanism looks intense!

Currently   16 days ago  

Would be cool to see come video, does it fly well?

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