The Turnigy Talon Tricopter is a high quality multi-rotor frame like no other. Designed from the ground-up by our own engineering team, the Talon Tricopter is a culmination of months of design, testing and material sourcing to provide you with the ultimate in quality, design and value. Every component was weighed and measured shaving mere grams where possible to achieve a light weight yet extremely rigid frame. We didn't allow any compromises and neither should you.
With its genuine, high quality carbon fiber and aluminum construction, the Talon is not just your average multi-rotor frame. This is a frame that looks as good as it performs. The integrated tail servo mount is constructed of carbon fiber as well, allowing you to mount your favorite micro/mini tail servo for yaw control. The rear motor mount pivots on a dual ball bearing supported shaft providing super smooth and precise movement. As a result, the yaw control is locked-in and very precise while flying.
Another unique feature integrated into the design is the adjustable arm position. The two front arms offer 3 different mounting positions adjustable by a spring loaded locking system. This allows you to quickly and easily adjust the position of the arms to suit your preference (see photos for different front arm positions).
All this attention to detail has resulted in the elegant simplicity that is the Talon Tricopter, a Tri frame that we are as proud to put our name behind as you will be to own.
We offer a full line of quality multi-rotor electronics such as multi-rotor control board, ESC, motors and more, so there is no need to compromise on your electronics setup either!
Specs: Weight: 350g(w/out electronics) Boom Length (from boom base to motor shaft center): Front Booms: 250mm Rear Boom: 265mm Motor Bolt Holes: 16/19/25mm
Requires: 28-XX or 35-XX brushlessoutrunner motor x 3 18~25A brushlessESC x 3 High speed micro/mini servo for the tail x 1 8x4~10x4.7 propeller x 3 (2 standard/1 reverse rotation) Multi-rotor control board 1800~2200mAh 11.1V lipoly 4CH Transmitter & Receiver
What is the best motor for this frame?
Turnigy Aerodrive SK3 - 2830-920kv or NTM Prop Drive 28-26 1000KV / 315W?
Also I am having trouble choosing a reliable power distribution system. Should I just make one?
When do you expect to have this in stock? I was going to build my first copter with this, but if it won't be in stock within the next few weeks, I might look into something else. An estimate would be nice.
Come on, HK!!! 2-3 weeks, and STILL NOT IN STOCK!? been more like 6-8 weeks, and "no idea" of when stock will be replenished... Every single piece is available for purchase as separate components, EXCEPT for the tail servo mount, BUT NOT THE KIT??? Very frustrating, been patient for about 2 months now, will soon run out of patience, and just end up abandoning project... very sad, and dissapointed here!!!!!!!
Yea, I'm getting really tired of waiting. If the frame is the only thing holding you back from flying just go to flitetest**** and order the frame they and the bolts they have. Get some 10 to 12 mm dowels and build it. It's what I did and it flys great.
I'd have to disagree with you. The tricopter frame from flite test can do anything this one can do, without the high price. It's also a lot easier to replace broken arms. But yes, it is a nice looking frame, there is no denying it. Just wanted to show heliman other routes to do this project so he could start his and get in the air.
yes it will handle a 4S setup.
Have same motors and esc rating on my tri which is waiting on a few items that was backordered which held up my last order for about a week, inbound now and should be here around end of week.
motor ntm3530/esc plush 30a/props 10.45 to start. Will fly with 3S in the begining then move up to 4s when I have it all trimmed out.
Had mine for about 2 weeks now. have not flown it yet due to needing a few items and weather etc.
All together with a help of a friend's latest order from HK as mine had BO items in it that has now come back in stock. Should have first test flight this upcomming weekend if the weather is good. have LED's yet to add as they are inbound at the momnet and a cover plate for the KK2 board.
Everything was in stock when I ordered. I have talked with CS everyday. They keep saying they need to hear back from the warehouse. I guess you can only cancel orders if the warehouse desides to awnser their emails?
according to rcsearch they have 36 in stock as of the 8th at the great mishap price of $199 ( feb 26 issue )with discounts getting it back down to normal price with one time offer.
All I can say is keep after them to either get them to ship or refund. Your call.
I'm in the same boat only I've been trying to cancel for a week now. They say they can't get a hold of the warehouse. I could have pieced a kit together by now. Just give me my money back! Ill never order from this place again.
14 days since I was told it was JIT and it was ordered to the primary warehouse. Still waiting for the item to get to the correct warehouse so my order can be shipped. HK is a joke. They are lying when they say 3-5 days for JIT items. I will check with support before ordering anything ever again. But then again, they lie too. Was told my order would be shipped today Monday.(this was last week I was told this). Never have I expirenced any thing like this, and I have bought a lot from china and Hong Kong, only Hobby King have this delay on shipping my order. They got my money 20/02-2013
They got my order on 22/02/2013 and it was shipped on 06/03/2013 so they say no tracking infor shown when using the tracking number.
Anything else holding up your order?
Don't know what else to say to you that could help.
Working on two weeks for an in stock item and it still hasn't shipped. This is why ill be supporting my local hobby shop. I've tried to cancel twice. Why you can't cancel an item that hasn't moved is beyond me.
They just got them back in last week and this item is in the second warehouse and takes 3-5 days to get to main for packaging with your other items. My order took 2 weeks to go from being placed to being checked and shipped.
give it some more time.
You will not see these in your local hobby shop for this price. I know they are on ebay for double.
Now the waiting game begins from China to me via mail.
My tri has been shipped and the waiting for the mail man to deliver my HK package begins. Have 90% of my needed parts inbound with this order. Small items like jumper wires I have in another order yet might make some myself with the servo leads I have. Spare parts are in second order to be placed lateer next week. booms , motor mounts and a nuts and bolt set to name a few items.
Hope the mailman is jetpacken for speed this delivery.
I have a couple of hints for you the. 1) The screw / bolt holding the tail servo / motor assembly needs to go in the other way around compared to the drawing. 2) the springs holding the booms in place do not need to go through that little hole (you'll know when you see it). 3) It is a right xxxx to get the booms into the metal holders. Don't use a hammer directly. It will split the carbon fiber. Put a piece of wood at one end and hammer gently. A sledgehammer may be tempting, but don't. 3) If you use the SK3 series motor, it will not fit the tail boom, and needs to be adjusted. I just file of the base of the motor. It is aluminium hence the dust should not matter, but I cover up all the holes of the motor with electrical tape first. 3) Locktite is your friend. Put a small amount on the boom lock nuts, otherwise they come off.
Just my 2Cents.
Oh, I also recommend that you put some spacers on the screw / bolts on the tail boom so that screw do not stick out beyond the locking nut. This gives the motor more space. I also think that the motor mount was designed for NTM serires, but I find these too heavy and not as well designed as the SK3
Thanks for the heads up on the boom issues and build tips.
I have worked with carbon booms before and know the can be a pain. had heard about the screw issue on a forum. I am going to be using the NTM 30-36 as my motors. using these due to in stock and good buddycode vs waiting on items to arrive.
I really like to have light designs with long flight times, hence the latest one is configured differently. Noting that the battery / motor / propeller combination is very critical, I have taken a different approach. The battery is now made of 2x 1S 5000mAh 40C battery (as a 2S), mounted on the boom using shrink wrap, so that the battery is hanging under the boom. the ESC is now dlux 30A (love these) and the motor is SK3 - 2830-1020kv, with a 9047 prop. Hence there will be three batteries, with capacity 15000mAh * 2S. The batteries will be connected in parallel, through pairs of 18AWG silicon wire a balance wire. Hence it has only one charging connector. The flight controller will be a KK 2.0 for testing. Looking forward to flight times result.
Yes, the wife has left me (for a while).
I will put some pictures up. It is now ready. For 2S, I now use SK3 1340KV with 10x4.7 carbon fiber propellers. I have yet to do a full time flight test, due to some glitches on the yaw servo. After a full replacement of all the parts, the problem was the new receiver. I have posted a separate comment on that product item. As there is three batteries, with three separate connectors, I have mounted HK leds in red/green/white at the end of the motor mounts to identify the orientation.
P.S. I have flashed all dlux 30A esc with SimonK firmware. I still don't quite understand why the developers do not tie in the RPM with the pulse length, I can see the RPM and Watts going down through the flight cycle.
Just my 2Cents
With the three packs of 5000mAh 2S batteries (one for each motor), I get 18 minutes flight time fully loaded with a GOPRO HD camera. I am a bit late in posting this, as I have had a couple of crashes during the test flight. I think I can get more than 20 minutes by changing the propeller. I have a huge problem with vibration which does not affect the flight controller, but shows up as vibration in the video (not jello, but real vibration). The vibration causes the 30 min video to be quite large :)
I will upload details with Missionplanner tlog files and links to the videos after the next commissioning flight.
Have a nice day.
Just my 10 cents (paid to HK).
Just to share with you about the first one I did. The battery was a 3S 5800 mAh, made from three 1S cells. Great experience to solder these. The motors were SK3 - 2830-1020kv, with 80xx propellers, CW and CCW. In this design the ESC were dlux 20A ( I think the dlux series is very well done, and I have had a few different products from HK). The ESC was mounted inside the central frame and motor wires pulled through the booms. Note that i use MG82 servo in the tail, as I have stripped all the high speed one I have tried. Flight time was 16-18 minutes with this setup. Telemetry is through Xbee 2.4Ghz. I now use 443 Mhz with 3DR radios (can also be bought at HK). This tricopter flew off one day when I had to run into the house to change the battery pack on my Futaba T9CP. It was idle on ground, but armed. Hence it flew "home" after getting a GPS lock. "Home" happened to be quite far away. The camera was from *******fpv. I like the built in screen of those.
Overall it's an amazing kit! Take your time on the build and use loctite on almost everything. It took me a few hours to build the kit and the quality seems top notch. You may want to sand the ends of the booms for a bit more grip and allow them to slip on with little force. The folding is great but takes some practice to get good at. The tail movement is smooth with a tiny bit of slop. Watch your RX position because this is real carbon and will effect your 2.4ghz transmission. Satellite RX recommended! Search UvNJzlkpG1Q on youtube for a detailed video.
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Got my Talon Tricopter yesterday and started assembly last nite. I have not finished yet, nor flown it.
OK there are some issues.
First, the exploded view assy drawing shows a Stepped Screw used to hold the Tail Section Plate to the Tube Mount. On the diagram its pointing in the wrong direction compared with the photos on the HK site. The diagram also lacks the required locknut. So look at the product pictures on the HK site.
But the real issue is as you tighten the locknut the assy locks together. You must not fully tighten and allow the screw and locknut to turn as well as the bearings.
So the locknut is really important!!
Not the best mechanism IMO that screw (bolt) is acting as a bearing which is not the best. It could have been better engineered (something for V 2.0 ?). Anyway it is workable with some slop. A nylon washer between the locknut and the Tail Section Pivot would help.
The arms (Carbon Fibre Tube) are slightly over 14 mm OD (same as Talon Quads) and are very difficult to fit in the 14 mm holes of the Pivot Plat Mounts (Blocks).
You must reduce the OD to fit the blocks.
I used the mounts (blocks) like a pencil sharpener to reduce the arm OD to fit the holes. You could reduce the arm OD with sand paper (Emery paper) too.
The arms must slide in fully into the mount so that the Spring reaches the pivot step screw. I had to file the slot in the arm
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Hi all Got my Talon Tricopter yesterday and i have assembly it. finished it flown it.i found no issues with The arms (Carbon Fibre Tube) and the14 mm holes of the Pivot Plat Mounts (Blocks). The arms must slide in fully into the mount so that the Spring reaches the pivot step screw. just give them a tap in with a soft peace of wood ,also just line the slot in the arm perthect before driving them home and i must say it flys grate with my Rabbit Flight Controller ill do a vid soon for you all