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Old Dec 30, 2012, 11:32 PM
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Originally Posted by sherifx View Post
...I liked the idea in theory primarily bc you have the best of both worlds, you can VTOL, however you ultimately have a highspeed airframe that you transition to like the Harrier or VF35...
You also have the worst of both worlds. Two lift fan motors, props, and door mechanics and servos that sit there as dead weight for most of the flight time. I think it's worth building though. I just finished my first V22-Osprey and the thing has to fly really fast to stay in the air during forward flight. The ship you linked to might perform better if the right parts are picked. Looks like there is more wing surface area on this aircraft then on the Osprey.

Stability and transitions will be the easy part compared to getting a decent flight time due to how heavy it will be.

Those little 1300kv blue wonders can spit out 400 grams each with the right prop. If you think you can build the plane at about 600 grams ready to fly then it might work.
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