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Aiming to revolutionize the world of bicopter flight.

#1
Hey guys, I'm aware it's a bit of a cheesy title, But I've been grinding away for about a year now to change the overall negative attitude toward bicopters.
They've always had a bad rap for their instabilities and lack of decent control. Until now.

I've completely changed up the design, and have managed to remove the instabilities that have plagued the traditional bicopter.

I've even managed to throw in some redundancy, to boot.

I give you, my HCT series copters.
Right now, I've got a 250mm, and 450mm version finalized. I'm working on other sizes, as well as a further improved 3rd generation design.

The yellow one is the 450mm version.
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Adjacent to the 250 for scale.
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Another 250 I built & configured for someone.
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Also, a couple of short clips. One of the 450 here.

...And the earlier 250 prototype.

Some footage captured by TheRcSaylors, up at E-Fest Last February. I really appreciate them doing that. They're awesome people.

Anyways. I'm eager to hear everyone's input.
I'll be bringing a small fleet of these to FliteFest this year. I've got quite a few people hyped to see them. :D
 

willsonman

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First, let me say that I am not a 'copter guy of any sort... at all... ever. That out of the way, I think this is awesome. I hope you can come up with something along the lines of the Chinook. Hope to see you at FTFF and talk about your creations.
 
#3
Great design but I think I'm right in saying 'Four Motors = Quadcopter' ;-) I'm certainly looking forward to seeing the fellet at fliteFest.
 
#4
...I think I'm right in saying 'Four Motors = Quadcopter' ;-) ...
Not quite. :p
reason being that there are only two fixed thrust points on the XY plane.
The other two motors are for redundancy if something goes wrong. Though they do serve other purposes as well. :p

Though, for the sake of compromise... Consider it an i4, or bi4? XD
 
#5
Whatever it is by configuration. I like it and hope to chat at FliteFest about it. Looks like you've laser cut the ply airframe? Are you bringing any for sale ;-)
 
#6
Thanks, sorry.. I was a bit on the hyperactive side when I responded earlier... I'm just overly excited about a major project I just completed today.

Yeah, it's all laser cut. It was designed from the ground up. I don't think I'll be able to sell any (of those) frames right now though, I need to sort some stuff out and find a way to make the configuration mainstream first. :p

I'll be bringing a few of my other designs/frames/etc. with me though, as well as some of my equipment, so there might be something that catches your interest there. ;)

First, let me say that I am not a 'copter guy of any sort... at all... ever. That out of the way, I think this is awesome. I hope you can come up with something along the lines of the Chinook. Hope to see you at FTFF and talk about your creations.
Thanks bro. Ironically, I'm actually a big wall foam user (thus how the name came about), but I ended up seeing how poorly bicopters were looked upon, and I took it as a challenge :p
Things just went overboard from there.
I'm not sure if you remember me from last year or not, but I was the one with the 5ft yellow wing, And some other stuff...
Were you the one that built the wall foam Sikorsky last year? I'm guessing, based upon your thumbnail image. :p
 
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Thanks,
Well, I was hoping to make that happen with the 250mm version, as I think it could have a chance... But I don't really have a way of seeing how it would qualify though. :p
 
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Following the big reveal @ FF16...

Alright, since it's already been revealed at FliteFest this year, I'm going to drop some footage of what I was keeping a secret for so long.


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This beast. 1.8 meters motor to motor. 8.25ft total length, and a whopping 50lb.

I should have some footage of the mini demo at FF in a few days, if all goes well.
 
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