The reason I made this instructable was because I want everyone to be able to experience the tricopter without having to buy one. Most other scratchbuilt tilts require hard to find parts, and can be broken in a hard crash.
This tilt uses readily available parts and can be made with a minimal amount of tools. I have not flown this yet(waiting on an order from hobbyking) but I will give an update when I do have a chance to fly it.
Step 1: Gather Tools and Materials
1. Two thin lego pieces 2x4 with eight pegs
2.Two 1x2 Legos with the circular holes
3. Two 1x2 Legos with the + like holes
4. Two thin 1x2 Legos
5. The servo of your choice
(I do not recommend using the turnigy 9 grams, they will work for a while but will wear out. I had a bunch lying around so I used one)
6.Your choice of glue
7. Zip ties
8. Lego technic rod
I want everyone to experience this type of vehicle, so even though I used a dremel, the following can also be used.
1. dremel with sandpaper bit
2. x-acto knife
3. box cutter
The following tolls are required
1. 5/64inch drill bit
2.drill or other drilling device
Step 2: Rough Layout
Step 3: Cut the Pieces
Step 4: Assembly
1. Take the 2x1 pieces with circular holes and glue them onto the correct spots on the 4x2 piece with only 4 pegs cut off
2. Take the 2x1 pieces with the cross like holes and glue them onto the thin 2x1 pieses. Then glue those onto the bottom of the 4x2 piece with all pegs cut off.
3. Next go ahead and push the rod through the pieces, and cut the rod to the correct length.
Step 5: Attach the Servo
1. Center your servo
2. Cut down the proper piece to the right shape and size
3. Drill a hole to expand the hole for the screw
4. Line up the center hole of the servo horn with the rod and mark where the hole you just drilled ends up
5. Drill roughly half of a centimeter deep in that spot
6. Attach the servo horn to the servo so that it looks like a V when the servo is held in the position it will be placed in
7. Apply glue to the horn and screw the servo horn in to the hole with one of the screws that come with the servo at the same time.
8. Now take your motor mount and attach it to the tilt with glue and zip ties or just zip tie the motor directly to the tilt
9. Attach the tilt to your tricopter arm with glue or zip ties (I recommend zip tieing the servo to the boom.)