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  1. Rcjetflyer2

    Quadrotor Biplane VTOL + Plans

    Hi all, I wanted to share my latest VTOL creation: a quadrotor biplane. This type of vehicle configuration offers unique advantages: a small footprint, vertical flight capabilities, high payload capacity, and long endurance forward flight. Stability in hover is achieved similarly to a...
  2. Rcjetflyer2

    Full VTOL F-35 Foamy

    Hi all, Here's my most recent quarantine build while I'm back home with nothing else to do: A full VTOL capable foamy F-35 Specs: Wingspan: 36" Length: 44" Weight: ~900 grams? (haven't weighed since I painted it) Flight controller: teensy 4.0 and mpu6050, custom software Motors: lumenier...
  3. L

    AN EDF STOL---- result of an vtol failure

    Failure Equals Success Seven years ago this project was a result of using an EDF with a VTOL concept which failed and an offshoot that gave me a new STOL project that is really different and also a first. I also submitted this project to FT and I hope it get published where I explain more in...
  4. O

    Some questions about VTOL.

    Hello guys. I'm ocktiy, a RC vehicles enthusiast. I want to start building my first DIY airplane/drone/vtol. My requirements are: max wingspan 35-40 cm, total weight- about 300g, 4 engines(I want to be able to use it as a quad and as a plane). I'd like to use the N50 brushed motors. The design I...
  5. M

    Scratch build xvert

    Hi all, I am looking to build my own xvert. I am thinking of using hobby eagle a3 6axis gyro.It has auto hover mode. I am trying to figure out how i would set two mottors to act as yaw (rudder) through the gyro. If anyone knows or done this. Let me know.. A) is the hobby eagle the wrong gyro for...
  6. C

    NEW VTOL - Vogi 1

    Hi All Check out the new VTOL tiltrotor that does not have tilting actuators - The rotors self tilt using their own thrust visit http://vogi-vtol.com comments/discussions welcome :-)
  7. slembcke

    Mini tail sitter VTOL wing.

    Hi all! First time actually posting here. TL;DR It currently looks like this: So a after a few years of flying helis and multirotors, I've gotten myself sucked into all things Flite Test. After building some of the basic designs like the Nutball, Delta and Bloody Wonder, I decided it was...
  8. J

    Makani's (Google Moon Shot) commercial-scale energy kite/plate/VTOL

    Check out this new kite/plate/VTOL. it's equal parts huge and amazing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=An8vtD1FDqs
  9. Air-headed Aviator

    Tail Sitter VTOL - C.9 Maelstrom (original design)

    I've been looking for the time and chance for long time to design and build a XFY Pogo like airplane, and now I have it! The goal is simple, build a plane that can take off from its tail and land on its tail....okay, maybe not SIMPLE, but I ma do it. I actually already have a design to try out...
  10. T

    V-22 Osprey VTOL from BlitzRCWorks

    So, Not a scratch build but I'm using it as a starting platform to customize it and get some expert opinions on making it more stable. http://www.bananahobby.com/5-ch-blitzrcworks-vtol-v-22-osprey-rc-warbird-airplane-arf.html I took it for it's maiden voyage today and managed not to crash it...
  11. nhk750

    New VTOL stuff coming out

    Has anyone messed around with this type of aircraft yet? With the newer stablization gear out there, they claim this plane will be great for park flying and fpv. I looks pretty cool and I like the idea for those smaller flying areas...
  12. M

    VTOL Quad-Plane Project. Need Help.

    Hello Flite Test, and Hello fellow prop heads! What I want to do is make a Quad layout of 4 motors, around 250mm to 300mm apart from each other (X configuration). Each motor will be mounted on/tilted by a servo, and they will move by the following rules: Plane mode: Front motors pull the rear...
  13. FoamyDM

    Robotech VF-9 that flies, maybe Hovers,

    So I have just Arrived into the hobby and I am Eager to start my first scratch build. this post is just The Mission statement: Stage 1: Build the VF-9 from Robotech I have always been in love with the forward sweeping plane designs. I may have started my career as a draftsman, however I have...
  14. A


    Can you guys make an FT VTOL? I think it would be a cool new addition to the FT store. I do not have any ideas so the creativity part is up to you guys. Maybe something like an Osprey.
  15. A

    Need help with my overly ambitious Tilt Rotor project

    So I've taken on quite the project. I'm building an AW609 Tilt rotor as a platform to develop Tilt rotor specific control software. The In order to fit all of my equipment I made this thing pretty large. It runs 2 Cobra 4130/16 390kv motors with Master Airscrew 16x10 3-Blade props. Now if you're...
  16. J

    What Happened to the VTOL's?

    So I'm watching older episodes and noticed that in several of them, the FT gang talk about making Peter's VTOL parts and plans available in the FT store. Now that the Bronco has been out for awhile, I'm wondering if kit VTOL's are in the future? Or will we need to tinker our own?
  17. Sammy

    FliteFest 2016, community build suggestion

    I just read this article on Gizmag about the Joby S2 VTOL: http://www.gizmag.com/joby-s2-tilt-rotor-vtol-multirotor-aircraft-concept/40662/. This might be a nice community build project for Peter for the upcoming FliteFest. 16 (!) (av)rotors ánd VTOL, if that's not right up his alley I don't...
  18. T

    VTOL X-Wing Project

    G'day, I'm Tristan and I'm from Australia. I'll begin by firstly stating that I've had basically no experience with multirotors or RC planes. But I've been watching FliteTest religiously for a couple of years now, and I've learned a hell of a lot. I'll also apologise for the crude, scrap-booky...
  19. HilldaFlyer

    VTOL - Tricopter Blunt Versa Mashup

    VTOL with Tricopter and Blunt Nose Versa The plans for the two were overlaid. The tilt mechanism on the front motors would be a real complicated deal with the "Y" configuration... So, I changed it to a "T" copter and lengthened the rear boom to accommodate the positioning changes. In the...
  20. N

    A3 EDF V-TOL

    the cowls are for 90mm fans and each it rotated by a micro servo in the "wrist". the tail is also set up to put a servo for rudder movement. the fuselage can hold a 6S lipo along with a kk2 and a gimbal in the nose. the hole for the dome is 3in. if anyone has any better ideas please comment and...