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Tricopter Tilt Mount

Last weekend I continued the build of our tricopter with printing version one of the motor/servo tilt mount. As you may remember we have been putting our own spin on David’s tricopter build by 3D printing most of the parts.

rock solid even without the zipties

rock solid even without the zip ties

Our new mount is a simplistic way to take out all of the guesswork on the alignment of the servo and tilt frame. It also incorporates a snap in solid hold on the servo itself.

Servo arm adapter plate

Servo arm adapter plate

We also designed an adapter plate to increase the straighten of the servo arm to motor mount connection.

All mounted up

All mounted up

With contours that align to the servo arm and the tilt bracket the plate fits snug and is super strong.

Overall the mount has build in alignment, is rock solid, and can be build up with standard servo screws and zip ties that everyone has. It’s a win, win, win!!

I already have some plans to build in the lower section of the tilt directly into the print. Saving the need for one of the landing gear parts. But more to come on that later.

As always the print files are free and on thingivese: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:162807

If you like it let us know, comment below! And check us out on all our channels:

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3 responses to “Tricopter Tilt Mount

  1. skyhighflight October 8, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    Love the colour. This has got me thinking about 3D printed glow in the dark ABS for night flying!

  2. Kees May 8, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    nice yaw mech, I see youre using the hextronic DT750 motors. With a bit of sanding you’re qaudcopter motor mount for the NTM 28 will hold the DT750 beautifully if you install the motor mount up side down.
    The result looks verry slik and I will be testing them when weather allows.
    A bit worried that the front props might be a bit to low compared to the high mounted tail prop.
    Hope you grabed the concept of my little remix, if not ask and I will send you some pictures. Maybe design a version without need of sanding(hate sanding 3d-prints).

    Thanks youre parts!

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