Sunday, June 29, 2014

VTOL, Vertical Takeoff, Flying Wing

Today I scrapped together some of my old parts to see if I could make something new, the result was this. The airframe is made of some scrap materials and it does not have a real airfoil. The powertrain comes from two brushless motors and accompanying speed controllers from an old scrapped 450 size quadcopter. The flight controller is an extremely cheap NanoWii MultiWii controller configured as a bicopter. I had serious doubts that it would even get off the ground but after a failed attempt with a two cell battery. I slapped a three cell on the plane, the result is below:

There is still a long way to go before this can be called successfull VTOL concept, but it would be really interesting to see how far it is possible to push this hybrid flying wing design.

Stay tuned!

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