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The long awaited Scarab Avatar 2.2 Delrin™ - full Carbon Version - New stock July 2013 now has 300w 888kv motors and the PARIS AIR autopilot, and digital servos - - has been in the hands of our Pro-Pilots for months now and they love it! Scarab Avatar is a highly manoeuvrable FPV air Reconnaissance vehicle in the 1kg class with an excitement level suited to gamers or pilots with very fast reflexes. With twin-front rotating engines this craft has powerful thrust vectoring and can yaw twice as fast as any other multicopter made - it will change the way you fly in minutes. Inspired by the famous Scorpion bi-rotors our goal was to design a multicopter with a wide flight envelope and capable of fast and stable forward flight and blistering stop-n-turn performance. Scarab Avatar Tricopter uses twin front rotation motor/props/booms and one fixed rear downward facing prop - this is the secret to the amazing stability and forward flight performance. The Avatar can be flown by direct Line of sight LOS. The ARF kit includes our high end FPV camera and special cloverleaf 5.8Ghz antenna which massively boost the effective range on this frequency at low power levels 5.8Ghz - allowing you operate safely to 750m radius and receive clear images (on your Video googles or 7"LCD display - not included - see link at the bottom of this page). The Avatar is very similar in size to the Quad Reconn - the main difference is the Quad Reconn is designed to run a GoProHeroHD2 shooting HD video out front (LiPo balanced out the back) whereas the Avatar is specially designed for FPV/LOS with video being recorded on a FPV PVR at your PVR Ground station(not included) - as a result the Avatar is twice as manoeuvrable - in fact more manoeuvrable than any other multicopter period.
CrazyJ - Expert RC multicopter pilot added a scale look to his Scarab Avatar with lightweight foam - see here doing Line of Sight LOS RC (above)
Delrin™ and Full Carbon 3K weave frame
Highly manoeuvrable with Stable fast forward flight to Vne
Best looking Tricopter ever made - full 3K 2.0mm 3KWeave 100% real carbon mainframe
Twin thrust vectoring front motors/props - positive yaw control extreme - 2 x metal gear servos in Delrin™ rotating boom holders
Short booms and good stability with the PARIS Sirius™ AIR (included)
Can be fitted with long booms (260mm booms included) for increased mechanical inertia stability
Composite CNC Carbon fiber 3 K weave and Aluminium construction - internal FPV camera
Long flight times - 8-11mins depending on LiPo - must be 4S
rock solid stability in all indoor or outdoor conditions
Small size for transport to work :) - will fit in a travel case/Pelican box 420x400x100mm - props off.
Weight fully assembled - 820g WITHOUT LiPo main cell
NOTE : Cannot be flown with a 3s - on 4S it flies very responsively - accelerates well - this 4s2250 45C-90 LiPos for longer flight times
NOTE : 2 : It important not to fly LiPos which are too heavy - Tricopters fly well up to a certain weight per cm squared of Prop area then reach a tipping point and are hard to keep super-smooth or stable
NOTE: 3 : The Video Tx/Rx is Auto switching/sensing and will output in the format the FPV Camera sends - As are almost all video googles and 7" monitors sold today - this means if you live in PAL country you can still order the faster 60fps NTSC version - The FPV cameras are fixed output - A PAL camera will always output PAL 50fps - an NTSC will always output NTSC 60 fps
NOTE : 4 : In some countries such as AU FPV requires 2 pilots - Pilot(PIC) plus 2nd Pilot - i.e. Command/spotter Pilot and FPV Pilot - The PIC must have the aircraft visual at all times LOS for safe Ops; the 2nd Pilot flies FPV.
PARIS Sirius AIR autopilot - pre-programmed to TriiKopta
3 x 12mm tubular Carbon 12/10mm booms - 170mm
3 x 12mm tubular booms - 260mm
Motors - 3 x CarbonBird® 888kva motors - 62g with NMB high end bearings and long wires, and GBC connectors installed
Prop Adapters - 3 x Red 6mm Prop adapters 3.17mm/6mm shaft
Props - 1060 props CW and CCW (plus 1 spare) = total 4 props
ESC - 3 x 18Amp CarbonBird® ESC - Twin heatsinks - small form factor - all plugs fitted
2 way Y-Lead - Servos
4 way Y-Lead ESC learning setup
4 way Pre-made power distribution lead XT60-JST
ESC Program card
2 x Metal Gear Digital Servos - with ball-bearing - digital, linkages and carbon servo trays 23mm slot
Airframe - CNC 2mm 100% Carbon fiber 3K weave plates - not fake veneer like 90% of the market
CNC boom holders - v2 DuPont Delrin™ material - super light weight
CNC engine coolers/locks - v2 black anodised (new)
CNC aliminium pitch change collars (new)
Andromeda Pilot orientation board (with voltage Reg 16.8->12v) - Red/White and Blue LEDs indicate the front.sides and rear - day or night
Avatar scorpion style Heli-landing gear - CNC and Carbon
Excludes FPV kit - Custom 3 bladed Tx antenna - 4 Bladed Rx antenna - 1.5km ultimate range - 750m safe Ops Radius LOS - Some countries mandate shorter distances equating to the pilot visually seeing the aircraft. 5.8Ghz Ch1 -Ch8 - (1)5705;(2)5685;(3)5665;(4)5645;(5)5885;(6)5905;(7)5925;(8)5945 - Specify PAL(50fps) or NTSC(60fps)
Requires prop balancing - Props and motors can be balanced to run silky smooth by the owner - this is an important skill you must learn - its easy - but takes 3-10 mins per prop to do well - its a matter of adding blade tape to balance the props - static balancing - then running at speed - trial and error process called dynamic balancing - props are spun up and balanced while turning/spinning. Pilots who say they did not balance their props are just short changing themselves - The entire IMU will fly better and the bearings will last longer when everything is balanced dynamically - Use the Forums and YouTube to search for Prop balancing videos. AP requires very smooth props for smooth video.
Excludes USB miniB cable - its the same cable as your GoProHeroHD2 or GP3 camera :)
Excludes Radio control Tx/Rx ;Recommend Taranis
Excludes training and understanding the AIR and a positive atttude to learn these steps if not known by you - requires Tx setup using the GUI ; requires PC skills ; careful checking/understanding of the RC radio and multiWii autopilot modes (ie training which is not included) - user must refer to the various sub-pages on this website for component understanding
Requires Pilot skills - perfect for RC collective pitch 3D-heli pilots - for others use a Simulator first and fly Triikopta (and we are not talking about watching a self fly drone parrot or fanton or naza fly itself either - we mean real stick flying skills - if you need GPS for RTH when out of range, then good - but if you need GPS so the aircraft flies/hovers itself - then this Triikopta is definately NOT for you yet)
Requires Advanced problem solving mental skills - NOT suited to people who cannot solve a puzzle - why? becuase you must understand a complex electronic UAV, to build it.
Excludes training - We are not responsible for training and do not offer a free TAFE/Uni course with every multicopter kit - sorry - Training is a reality of life. Different people need different amounts of training - Our experience is that most people with an "Above average aptitude" and problem solving mind EASILY build this aircraft - but some have an unrealistic expectation of their own abilities and fail. YOU MUST DOWNLOAD THE INSTRUCTIONS before buying and make up your own mind if you understand everything, or not.
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Information on assembling a kit can be gained by looking at the photos on the product page itself. If you stuck on an advanced kit
then first read the Quad Noobs guide
MultiCopters should hover at 50% throttle and fly for 10-15 mins.
Balance all props - vibration causes junk sensors data and gello in video - remove the SOURCE of the vibration by balancing
Use a quality prop balancer(Du-Bro 499 Tru-Spin Prop Balancer)
statically; then run them individually to check they are centred true and the tipshave the same path; any vibration will reduce the
effectiveness of the Wii gyro or anyother gyro.
Attach any IMU or sensors such as Sirius™, NAZA or WookM with vibration isolation gel - Board with sensors solder to directly
are just cheapo clones - commercial quality IMU use isolation vibration materials
Keep your PROPS OFF - not installed - until
you are fully conversant/understand in full the functions of your Tx in full including TRAV (end Points), the arm and disarm procedures
- realise that for a noob skiping or out-of-order set-up steps or moving sticks, or even static -
PROPS may start at anytime without warning. Never install props
prior to calibration of the ESC and testing the gyro orientation, and arm/disarm testing of the board - YOU are responsible - make
sure your actions and your Copter is safe - remove the prop -remove the risk.
Always maiden on default PIDs' - If the copter is not almost perfect on default PID's then DO NOT go straight to altering
the PID's! Most of the problems you will face as a noob will be caused by making wild assumptions or following myths from forums
- fly on default PIDs first - balance your props - make sure your ESC are calibrated and synchronized.
Dont be fooled by forum claims of kirby flashed ESCs - this software will melt your ESCs and give short flights - there is a lot
of bad info on forums
Safety in Australian Skies
Keep more than 30m from persons,choose an empty sports field for your first flights
Do not fly near pets, houses or cars
Never fly within 3nm of an airfield or above 400ft
Never install your props until after the Multicopter is fully tested and 100% correct without props. Engines can start
suddenly and without warning IF YOU FAIL to understand how they work or skip any steps.
Set your Tx/Rx binding to low throttle 1/4 position so that if the link is lost the copter will descend slowly.
Always keep your Copter in line of sight for one pilot ops - FPV is only legal in AU with a buddy on a buddybox -
2 person FPV is 100% legal using the buddybox system below 400'. See CASA Part 101 Regs
RC Flying is a privilege - please enjoy it. Don't show off and don't get over confident
Home movies are fine, but in Australia professional paid photography or videos from an RC aircraft requires
CASA Part 101 compliance, including exams and approved ops manuals and pilot competency tests by CASA official
which will cost several thousand up front.
Safety in USA Skies
USA multicopter Flyers be aware - FAA D.O.T USA published an AC 91-57 (Advisory Circular) on June 9 1981 to keep
flyers of models away from populated areas (people) and minimise hazard to persons and property on the ground -
the intention is conveyed by this AC
- It is titled Model aircraft operating Standards - Para 3. a) to e).
Clearly stated are the 400ft height limit and not closer than 3nm from an airport and the avoidance of populated
areas and parks.
Once used commercially a model in the USA becomes a U.A.S and pilots should read this document
regarding the use of multicopters for Comm Ops
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