More on Tricopter Center of Gravity, and a Test Flight

More on Tricopter Center of Gravity, and a Test Flight

Okay….test flight #2 with the camera. However, this video is less about the camera, and more about center of gravity. FWIW, the camera footage is rock solid!

So, back to center of gravity. I talk a little bit about center of gravity because I am getting questions from people who seem to be confused by the symmetrical tricopter design theory video I posted back in December.  I quickly show how to find the center of gravity on your tricopter, and then put my battery inside the battery tray (where it belongs).  The center of gravity is about an inch forward of the optimum (designed) location…but the question is: does it matter?

The KK board is able to compensate for the small variance, and it flies fine, as demonstrated in this test video. In fact, an inch is only a fraction of the overall disk diameter of this tricopter…so it’s really a drop in the bucket.

Don’t stress. Go fly!

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