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Old Feb 23, 2015, 07:42 PM
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San Jose State Student project

I spent my weekend helping a group of San Jose State students with their class project. They needed a pilot and a little advice... Super video by Walter Colby.

The tilt mechanism wasn't working yet so we tilted the motors by hand on the ground and then flew at various tilt angles up to about 40 degrees from hover.

The wobbles and bumps you see in the 2nd video were actually intentional control inputs designed to measure the aircraft flight response. The flat spin was caused by an intentional application of full right rudder to determine its response to a rudder only turn. It was actually pretty easy to fly.

SJ State hover test at SCCMAS (3 min 35 sec)


SJ State quad airplane (4 min 4 sec)
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Nice! Where is that field? I think I might have been there before.
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Nice! Where is that field? I think I might have been there before.
It was at SCCMAS also known as Tomcats.

http://www.sccmas.org/
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