This is the baby tricopter i’m, a big fan of the original baby truck you made like. I absolutely love that thing. So when i saw this, i was like freaking out. I love making these little things they’re, so cool. We first started out with this design. I was trying to copy a lot of stuff from the original baby shark and i was trying to make it easy to try just take this pod and stick it on something else. You know so i just kind of made this on my laser cutter out of abs plastic. I came up with this and uh really cool because it uses parts the same exact parts that the baby shark uses the exception of the flight controller and the frame. So we got special flight controllers for this it’s, a beta fpv, toothpick flight controller with the built in esc uh, but pretty much everything else with the sharkbite system, the sharkbite camera, the motors, the props it’s all the same as the baby shark wait. So speaking of the motors tricopter three, i see four motors on here alright, so this is technically a y4 configuration a y4 configuration with four different motors and a y shape. The back motors are a unique configuration because, with a tricopter, you can’t yaw, without some sort of method to yaw, and the original tricopter uses three motors with a servo that tilts back and forth, and that allows us to have the yaw axis as well as the Pitch and the rolex, so what happens with a y4 is that these motors spin opposite of each other and one will spool up and one will spool down whenever you need to yaw to allow it to yaw.
And that gives you the ability without having that servo, which always breaks on the crush. This thing looks so sick, uh dude, when i first saw this like in your in your bag. I was like, oh my gosh. What is that? Oh? I know i was trying to keep it a secret, but you saw it i want to fly it. Can i fly it? Let’S go fly it man, cool Music, so in the beginning, uh david venistol was like one of the ambassadors, i guess for tricopters and he really loved the tricopter because of this swooshy feel he called it. I guess the way that it was just a little bit different than a quadcopter and uh i’m curious to see if you’re noticing any of that when you’re flying does it feel any different than a quad or wow. You just dove that no problem it feels powerful like going like going around these and flashing them like it. Doesn’T feel like a small drone like it feels small, but it feels like powerful i don’t know is that is that a characteristic of a tricopter but like? Why would it um, or is that just i would think a tricopter would be less powerful yeah, especially since one of the motors is oh, my gosh you’re, so good that’s awesome it’s good to hear that it’s really powerful yeah like that’s, pretty good speed. All right. Your battery’s dead, oh, it is okay. I love that experience dude.
I want a baby shark and i want this tricopter they’re cool they’re, a lot of fun, they’re cool, so i’m gon na fly this one now, because i want to get like a field back to back nice. Yeah let’s do that. I was like. Oh my god. I wanted to say it out loud. I didn’t want to interrupt your thoughts i panned up to it. It was a little out of focus, but a bird was just on your six, like i think he wanted to eat it. Oh my god, dude that’s. Why you’re chasing me there’s a bird chasing you? I almost said something – and i was like no i’m, just gon na get it on camera and he like that’s, bigger than i want to eat this one’s, going to be a lot easier to take off, because you don’t have to worry about that battery. On the bottom, keeping it unbalanced, you can pretty much take off from anywhere with this one. So i kind of designed this one with both motors facing upward, so there’d be no prop touching the ground. I don’t know if it changes the characteristics of flight at all. They kind of both feel the same to me. Let’S see what i think i think i’m, both back to back Music yeah. This one needs to be tuned. Also, this one flies definitely flies worse than the other one. Do you think it flies worse? Yes, i don’t know why this one doesn’t feel the rates i think are different.
This is what the rates are. This one does not feel as responsive that’s. What it is: okay, yeah i’ve got. The rates on low on i’ve got low rates on this one. The other one had higher rates, probably okay – and i guess so like i fly low rates um, which is weird that i thought this one flew a little bit worse, but i don’t know which one flies better now thinking about it, this one does it feel, like A quadcopter or does it feel different dude. It feels like a quadcopter like i can’t tell it like. If you were to give me this and baby shark blind feels the same. I don’t think i could tell a difference. Interesting, whoa, hey! I made it to the little gap. This thing rips, though yeah i’m having fun with these micros like this, is something i want to bring to the fly field rip it around rip. It around show people because it looks sick and then it also rips pretty. Oh, can i knife edge one of these? Oh boy here we go he’s gon na break it right off of that nope like just wait. So does okay does turtle mode work with these tricopters, or is that something like that? I think so i think let’s try it. Oh it doesn’t turn works. All right fly back here: hey, hey it’s still alive, so now, you’re flying it battery’s dead, oh yeah, nine volts so dead.
Oh, i almost made it back. I almost made it back almost made it back, that’s, pretty cool the tournament works. I know that i enabled it in betaflight, but i didn’t even think to check to see if it worked yeah. I honestly thought that v1 flew better than v2. Also, okay, i think it’s because of the fact that the carbon fiber is blocking some of the thrust on this one yeah and it’s a little bit less aerodynamic, but it’s a heck of a lot more durable. But it still flies really good and could that power be fixed with like different props, for a different battery? This is just the first set of props i stuck on there. We got some four blades and some other all kinds of different props we put on here. They both like good but the other one, definitely flies better. So we have made it back to florida yeah. You probably noticed because i’m not wearing my new york, get up your stuff yeah. All my stuff put a little bit of time in and um version three baby, tricopter y4. So what have you changed on this one versus the other version? So i listened to your thoughts. You know we talked about why this one probably flew a little bit better than this one. So what i did to make some changes was actually shrink the arm thickness. On this version, i got rid of the bottom arm and went back to the 3d printed mount on the rear, like i did on the first one, and i think that’s just going to give us a little bit more thrust, because the fat arms, i think, were Taking away a lot of the thrust, these are only two inch props and i had a ton of mass here around that which was taking up a lot of that thrust.
I think that was why it was flying so badly and not only that, but this is a lot lighter than this one, because there’s less carbon have you flown this one before i have covered it, so we’ve covered it. So i wanted to give you the test. See what you think of it and see what you think compared to these other two again and see if i made an improvement that was worthy. This was not made of carbon yet, but you know if you like it, then maybe we’ll go ahead and put it in carbon. So what is this made out of? This is g10, but if you like it, we can cut it out of carbon and maybe put in the store and i’m actually using a different flight control board on this one it’s, the seal racing toothpick flight controller, but you could use the same flight controller. I used on these, which was the beta fpv toothpick flight controller. Both of them worked just fine on it. It just happens that i had a steel racing version here. I want to see what you think of this new version. Try it out let’s get up in here Music, so i i haven’t tuned this at all. Really. I am very impressed with that it’s very small wow yeah. It definitely has less p oscillation than the first one doesn’t it. It flies smooth awesome. I don’t know what i don’t oh shoot. I don’t know if that’s, like maybe the frame design or, if that’s the tune.
Well, i think the first one might have had a ton of pee oscillation because it was actually made with a plastic frame. This one’s actually stiff. You know yeah, okay, there’s, something there was a little bit of pee there but, like i said, it’s completely untuned, so Music, honestly, like it’s kind of similar to the other one where it just feels like like a baby shark yeah. So i mean in a good way right in a good way. I love the baby baby shark it’s, like my favorite drone right now, that’s awesome, Music, it’s. Okay, because i got a new drone retrieval tool. You do. I bought it on ebay, yup, a 35 foot, telescoping pole, yeah, ah don’t break, oh so close well, it’s pretty. It feels pretty similar to the the one i liked before so version one. It feels like the first one but it’s durable and it looks cool at the same time. Awesome version why that version three is everything that i wanted version one and two to be yep so uh. I i i’ve kind of given all my input on it. We need to get like the opinion of like a pro pilot, like a veteran who’s been flying for thousands of years. Somebody that’s like really picky, maybe has a lot of input and really opinionated on the stuff. We’Re gon na find something like that. I don’t know Music Music, hey sean hi, alex where’d, you come from.
Ah it doesn’t matter. I heard you have a new drum though okay, it looks like five is pretty good. I honestly wouldn’t think of it as a uh like a tricopter. The yaw is really good, but it’s pretty consistent with like what a quad would feel like yeah. When i flew it, it kind of just felt like a regular old quadcopter yeah i mean it flies really really smooth. Actually did you fly the baby shark, the? No. I did fly the baby shark a little bit and i didn’t like how the baby shark had the ducks. It seemed like it took away the flight performance, but this thing flies that is really well so you’d say this flies better. Absolutely there. It is yeah whoa under the bench too. Okay, now you got ta power with the table, but like stay under the army. Okay, then you got ta match this durable Music, yeah i’ll get it i’ll get it. No. It actually flies pretty good. I’M. Quite surprised. I was kind of expecting it to feel weird on, like the ah, it feels a little bit different, but not much. I mean it could definitely be tuned a little bit, but i would say it flies pretty good. Do you think it has any of that old, schwoosh swoopy feel that you used to talk about with the regular tricopters, or i mean i didn’t really fly tricopter fpv that flew well so it’s kind of hard to say yeah, but it does feel like a tricopter.
A little bit like, i could guess, knowing it’s a tricopter, okay, wait so you’ve flown tricopters before like real tricopters, okay yeah i built like, but all line of sight yeah. I flew on my line of sight too, so i never really got the opportunity to fly at fpv by the time. I was good enough. Flappy we had better stuff at that point: Music, so Music, nice that was clean. That was really clean. I can’t even do that. I thought i’d have more drift. That was like a small quad there’s a tree. There we got the power loop, i actually really enjoy flying it really it’s fun, it’s small it’s different flies a little bit different than normal quad. I think that’s, what makes it really fun yeah i mean people can’t always fly outside in a big open field or a bando right. You sometimes have to fly indoors or in a small place like this, like i don’t have as much fun with my five inch. Drone in this space, because i can’t really full throttle it, you know, but with a little one you can do it yeah and just have fun, not worry about hitting stuff or whatever that’s awesome. It’S pretty awesome all right, so we tested version one and version two in new york yeah. We went all the way across the east coast to new york city just to test these things out found out they sucked and we made it better we’re here with version three in florida.
To be honest, i wasn’t expecting it to fly that. Well, i don’t know honestly sean some of the stuff you’ve had us fly, hasn’t been the best, but i flew this thing and i was quite surprised for having not been tuned or anything like that. I didn’t expect it like. I had to fly that. Well, i mean truthfully if i hadn’t seen what it was. I would just expect it. It was a normal quad yeah. When i flew first flew the first time. I thought it was a regular quadcopter. It just felt like a regular quadcopter didn’t feel any different if there was something unique about it, that you noticed that was really cool. I mean it’s, sometimes just fun, to fly something different. You know something new. If you guys want to see this in store, let us know we’ll get these cut out of carbon fiber. You can buy the frame. If you have a baby shark already, you can pull the parts off of that and slap it on here or just buy the parts for a baby shark and have yourself a baby y4 guys be sure to subscribe. Like this video, if you enjoyed it, we really appreciate you guys watching these videos. Thank you.