|Dec 15, 2013, 07:34 AM|
VTOL RC aircraft concepts, designs and links
If you guys are like me, you enjoy seeing all the great designs and ideas for VTOL. I thought it might be a good idea to make it easier to do this for all by gathering and organizing the many designs into this thread. I'll do my best to include everyone's work...just give me some time to put this together and getting the organization right. Also, any help in getting all the VTOL work and builds included is greatly appreciated.
I'll try to post the designs in each category in chronological order as best I can.
The VTOL wheel below came from this web site: http://www.vstol.org
Scale or semi scale
EDF (as primary lift fan(s) )
Scale or semi scale
Scale or semi scale
|Dec 15, 2013, 07:42 AM|
Tilt Rotor Designs
Googleplex's V-22 Osprey; note use of flybars. circa 2009
V-22's Full fuse build of Rotormasters V-22 Osprey; circa 2011
f35vertical's F-35 circa 2012
Tom Stanton's V-22 Osprey Tilt Rotor 2nd version added to thread 2014
MrJan's "Valor V-280"
Tom Hunt's design, Vertigo ... Video of the Vertigo circa 1994
Tilitrotorcoaxial's Coaxial rotor tilt wing circa 2010
Yellow-BL dual fan tilt rotor circa circa 2009
Andreas's modified Minimag tiltrotor circa 2010
BleskCZ's Eso-x1 VTOL circa 2011
Cyber Defence System's Cyber Scout circa 2005
taileron's rc edf vtol circa 2007
leadfeather's F-35b Wii Jet circa 2011
leadfeather's Hover-EZ circa 2011
leadfeather's Flying Monkey circa 2012
foam and tapes' Chimera circa 2013
Stephen Carlson's Orange Hawk circa 2013
BirdsEyeView Aerobotics' FireFly6 circa 2014
sergiot78's Verti VTOL circa 2008
foam and tape's Quad Tilt Rotor circa 2011
Jonathan Hesselbarth's Wingcopter circa 2012
Ran D. St. Clair's Quad Tilt Rotor Bixler circa 2013
leadfeather's Jump Jet , no control surface experiment. circa 2012
ComQuest Ventures' Quad pusher tilt rotor Vertex. circa 2014
leadfeather's Quad Otter circa 2015
|Dec 15, 2013, 07:42 AM|
Tilt Wing Designs
Ran D. ST. Clair's Xc-142 circa 2013
Shenzhen Unique Model's CL-84 circa 2014
RCScopes' Ducted fan X-35B circa 2015
Tilitrotorcoaxial's Coaxial rotors tilt wing circa 2010
Tilitrotorcoaxial's Coaxial rotors free wing Circa 2010
Air Hog's Osprey; flybar stabilized circa 2010
foam and tape's Twins Cargo Plane circa 2010
Greg Covey's Multiplex Magister converted tilt wing circa 2008
RWTH-Aachen University Tilt-Wing Tricopter circa 2011
|Dec 15, 2013, 07:44 AM|
Ed Couch's Convair XFY-1 Pogo circa 2003
mlbco's Tail Sitter VTOL UAV circa 2007
Great Planes VFO circa 2009
TRDI Hoverbot aka Japanese Ball Drone ... video circa 2011
Electrifly UMX Hypertaxi circa 2011
Jeff Pages VTOL UAV Sky Tech circa 2012
EddieWeeks' Twin Motor Tail Sitter circa 2010
Delft University of Technology Student's ATMOS ; video
Transition Robotics' Quadshot ; Kickstarter Page circa 2011
|Dec 15, 2013, 07:45 AM|
Tilt Craft, Separate lift/thrust, Stop Rotor and other designs
PatOg's POGL018 VTOL circa 2013
QuadPlane's Zero Transiton VTOL ... video circa 2013
Quadcopter or Tricopter lift, separate motor(s) for forward flight.
Drew Blair's Dual tails VTOL Jet Plane, Tricopter stabilized tilting turbine engine. circa 2007
RidiculousMJM's VTOL edf jet 4 lift edfs + pusher prop. circa 2010
Marcus Peter and Wolferl's VTOL-Nuri 4 lift fans + pusher fan. circa 2010
EddieWeeks' Tricopter + dual thruster wing circa 2013
Ran D. St. Clair's Fun Cub VTOL circa 2013
Siniger's Siniger One VTL
AJWoods' Micro VTOL Vapor circa 2014
AJWoods' Quad Harrier Hybrid circa 2014
Serg Alexandrov's Region Angel, quad rotor lift + pusher airplane
Serg Alexandrov's AL-107 "Cyberlarus" quad rotor + pusher.
Stop Rotor Technologies Hybrid RotorWing circa 2013
|Dec 15, 2013, 07:46 AM|
Other non-hobby VTOLs concepts and cool ideas,
Israel Aerospace Industries Panther Tilt Rotor
Bell's Eagle Eye tilt rotor VTOL
NASA's electric Puffin
Zee Aeros 8 lifter + 2 thruster VTOL craft
NASA's Stop Rotor Samarai
Oliver Aircraft's HexPlane
Skikorsky Blown Wing
Boeing Phantom Swift
Latitude Engineerings Hybrid Quadrotor
Aurora Flight Sciences' VTOL Excalibur
AMV's AMV211 tilt craft circa 2003
Acuity technologies AT-10 VTOL ... youtube video
Aurora Flight Sciences Goldeneye 50, 80, and 100
Nasa's GL 10 "Greased Lightning"
Joby Aviation's S2
Joby Aviation's Lotus
X Craft's "X PlusOne"
|Dec 16, 2013, 12:39 PM|
I am not sure if you are looking for input or not?
Example: Quadcopter lift, separate motor(s) for forward flight.
Build thread located here:
|Dec 16, 2013, 12:50 PM|
Quad Tilt Rotor
Example: Quad Tilt Rotor
Build Thread Here:
Build Instructions Here:
|Dec 16, 2013, 05:57 PM|
Ran, Yes I'm hoping for input from anyone and everyone who can contribute.
The way you posted is perfect too, photos, videos and relevant links... one post for one craft only preferably as you have done. That way I can link the post in this thread for a particular craft. The readers can then read the post and then decide to follow any provided links to go further.
|Dec 16, 2013, 11:04 PM|
XC-142, Stand-Off Scale, 5 motor Tilt wing
Build thread here:
Video by Walter Colby Productions.
Credit to David Thompson (HappySundays) for creating the OpenAero2-VTOL Firmware.
|Dec 17, 2013, 10:18 AM|
Thanks Ran. Hmmm so now how do we try to classify the Xc-142?
Does it fit the tricopter tilt wing category ( with redundant fans) or should we create a new slot for tilt wing many fans?
|Dec 17, 2013, 05:44 PM|
|Dec 17, 2013, 06:07 PM|
I think I'll be adding one more slot (for now) for some helicopter airplane hybrids I've seen.
|Dec 18, 2013, 12:14 AM|
Good idea starting this thread Lead. Here are some new entries into the world of VTOL I have seen.
The first one is a tilt ducted fan set up from Boeing. The second one is a tail sitter that looks like a Pogo and an Osprey had a baby.
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