I got it in my head that building a Tricopter would be awesome. I was right.
I built this thing out of 3mm plywood and some 12mm pine I had lying around, it's held together mostly with foam tape and zipties, and it is all kinds of awesome.
I'm using a KK2.0 flight controller, cheap turnigy motors and Rx, Turnigy Plush ESCs. It's 600mm (23 inch) motor to motor, and weighs 1180g (2.6 lbs) fully laden with a gopro and video transmitter.
Below is a pic of it before its maiden flight, and before some modifications made as a result of crashing.
I just got a set of FatShark video goggles for it, you can see the tiny camera hanging underneath, which transmits live video for FPV flying. It's awesome.
My FSAE team recently did some testing at an airstrip on the University's farm, I took some aerial footage with the copter and a scratched up old GoPro. This was before I had the video goggles, so it was all flown line of sight.
I hope that video works, the music may stop it playing in some countries...
I aim to get some footage at the FSAE-Australia comp, hopefully the safety guys don't kick me out...