Friday, September 21, 2018
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HobbyKing X900 Tricopter

The HobbyKing X900 was a great flying machine out of the box.  The addition of the RC Logger FPV system and a custom 3D-printed electronics case really made this tricopter shine.  Below are the settings that were used in the Mission Planner software for the HKPilot Mega flight controller board (APM 2.5).

MissionPlanner-Y-2
In the Mission Planner software, you will need to select the tricopter so the software will load the correct firmware.
MultiRotor Pilot Magazine - HobbyKing X900 Tricopter Mission Planner Software - Extended Tuning
Above are the PID settings that were used to get the best performance on the X900. Keep in mind that these settings were for our particular liking on our machine and they might vary based on the feel you are trying to achieve. But these should be a good starting point.

 3D Printed Electronics Cover

Files and Photos

Tricopter-Cover-1
To keep the electronics protected and the wiring neat on the HobbyKing X900 Tricopter, I designed and 3D Printed this electronics cover.
3D Printed Electronics Cover for the HobbyKing X900 Tricopter
Here is the electronics with the cover removed. The GPS sensor is attached to the top of the cover with velcro so it can be easily removed.

This cover was printed on a LulzBot TAZ 3 3D Printer. The STL files were sliced using Slic3r and it was printed with:

  • 3 perimeters
  • 3 Top and Bottom Layers
  • 20% Infill
  • No support – the top cover was printed upside down so no support is needed.

The Bottom Cover

3D Printed Electronics Cover for the HobbyKing X900 Tricopter

Adobe_Fireworks_STLX900-Electronics-Bottom-Cover.stl

The Top Cover

3D Printed Electronics Cover for the HobbyKing X900 Tricopter

Adobe_Fireworks_STLX900-Electronics-Top-Cover.stl

The Sketchup Files

3D Printed Electronics Cover for the HobbyKing X900 Tricopter Sketchup File

SU_signature_v1_HiRes-2X900-Electronics-Cover.skp

DON’T HAVE A 3D PRINTER?

If you don’t have a 3D Printer but would like to get a mount, please contact me at erickr@maplegatemedia.com and I will put you in touch with someone who can print one for you.