Mar 7, 2011
Last year we kicked off Crash's Scratch-Build Club with a design of my own, the eQSC. The project was aimed at helping first-time builders successfully build a great flying model via easy-to-follow instructional videos, plans, and templates. This year, we're making this an annual event by jumping in on the Multi-Rotor craze with comprehensive resource materials (plans, templates, documents, and videos) so that ANYONE can build their own Quick, Simple, and Cheap TriCopter! We're going to kick it off this week in our 108th installment by talking all about the airframe!
Also in the episode, the RCadvisor gives us the low-down on Lipo safety and, of course, we talk about a bunch of other stuff. :)
Stuff we talked about:
Inexpensive X-acto Blades (Thanks, Randy!)
Great e-QSC Landing Gear (Yep, people are STILL building last years' project plane!)
National Balsa (Great prices on the plywood and sticks we'll use onn the Tri)
HobbyPartz (I LOVE the ExceedRC Alpha Motors!)
Quanum Telemetry System (Currently on backorder, but I've got MY order in!)
If you are diggin' on TriCopters and you plan to build along with us, following is a Bill Of Materials you'll need to gather for this weeks' segment: QSC TriCopter Airframe:
Two: 12" x 24" x 1/8" Light Ply or Birch Ply
One: 3/4" square, 48" long dowel (or Two 36" lengths)
Six: 4-40 screws 1 - 1 1/4" long
Six: Blind Nuts (preferrable) or locking nuts
Six: 4-40 sized washers (or Twelve if you use the locking nuts instead of blind nuts)
One: 4 1/2" - 4 3/4" x 1/4" diameter rod (aluminum or music wire)
One: 1/4" I.D. Wheel Collar
Three: Nylon Washers, 1/4" I.D.
Two: Nylon Shoulder Bushings, 1/4" I.D.
I am planning to have the templates, instructions, and videos up for the airframe build in the next day, or three. Keep checking AllThingsCrash.com, as that's where all the dope will be!