Have you seen it? Like it?
I was thinking the same thing. Even just a clear canopy would have improved the looks. I actually am planning on buying the rotormast model later this year. I've been staring at that model since I was a kid, and I think its probably time to bite the bullet and get around to it. Plus, the builder is another local Bell employee, so I can bug him if I have any issues.
Not sure the cool factor cancels out the price tag. Might have considered it at 1/2 to 2/3rds the cost.
It looks “okay” (better in the air than on ground...)
I have seen some variable pitch prop setups but they seem setup for lighter indoor flying. Most of the diy transformers use a third prop/fan... I think you would need variable pitch (or some really tuned in motors!) I have seen some bi-coptors co I know the software/hardware is there (or darn close.)...
Maybe we should challenge FT to build a “true” transition aircraft...
I’ve got one of those too! 🤣
The Osprey is encouraging because it has separate escs (tuning might still be an issue, but if this one dies... I might try to scale it up a bit.)
It's a fun little bird and resilient as hell too. Think I stalled it with a low throttle in plane mode, winged over and dirt napped it. Little hot and CA glue and she was back in the air. Came out of a loop in acro mode the other day and the think the flight controller freaked out just as I was coming out of it. Broke the plastic Nancell mount so I took it apart, CA glued the broken piece and darned if she hasn't been flying great since. A couple tips...So this happened yesterday...
Our local hobby shop is closing down (I think they overextended themselves...)
But as sad as that is (and it is sad...) I found this.
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A pair of replacement wings to fix a bad glue job and I've got myself an Osprey!!!
(I wouldn't have paid $220 for it, but I'll sure as heck pay $60!!)
For what reason could that thing cost $1,800, got dang...
Cheater? Not sure that's an accurate label. Consider the fact that like 75% of total weight is in the nose with the battery...I think it's pretty slick engineering. She flies wonderfully. The flight controller is locked in. It's a hoot. Can run down the street to a small park and get a couple flights in before work and/or at lunch. Can't pull that off with the 70mm EDF F16 or even the Spitfire. Just ordered the Eflite A10! Can't freaking wait. Looks like one bone girl!For what reason could that thing cost $1,800, got dang...