Yay more tricopter!
It's taken me a while to realize that a "Y" style frame may not be the best for my tricopter. Because the props are mounted upside-down, there isn't much space left for the battery left underneath the center of the frame. There's enough space, but a triangular frame makes it awkward to mount the battery without extra hardware.
just look at that sexy orthogonality.
This new frame holds the motors in the exact same positions as the last one, but it should give me more "hard points" for mounting things. The battery is attached in the middle of the T, just under the geometric center. It requires only one velcro strap to hold it in place as opposed to the confusing and not-all-that-effective pile of straps and pieces of foam in the last version.
Making the frame
I put all of the electronics on to test (it hadn't been started for a while), but the rear motor wasn't really working. It just jerked around like it had before when one of the windings was broken. Derp. I guess I didn't do a very good job soldering it back together last time.
Anyway, I'll take care of that soon and hopefully get it in the air. I don't expect flight characteristics to change that much. Hopefully not-flight (crash) characteristics will be improved though. :)