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Old Aug 25, 2012, 09:40 AM
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XC-142 VTOL Transport

Hi this is my first thread in this section, ive started a build over in VTOL but i figured as the XC-142 is a defintly a transport plane it would be of intreast to people here?
anybody who hasnt heard of this plane heres what it looks like

as you can see it is a tilt wing VTOL transport and iam attempting to build a fully functioning model, i have reasonable confidence that this can be achived the full size lends its self to being modeled in a way most vtols dont, and foam and tape on this forum has had sucsess making a simpler tilt wing version of his transport design,
Also it was said of the full size that it was easier to fly than a helicpter (which i cant fly btw ;-)
Anyway her are to pics of progress so far first shows a fuse side in 10mm epp (as im expecting alot of crashes!)
and the 2nd shows the tail pitch rotor assembly i made from a 450 size heli with a titanum shaft and small brushless atached.
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Old Aug 25, 2012, 12:57 PM
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The XC-142 . .. .awsome idea for an RC build Malaki!. . .consider me subbed up!
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Old Aug 25, 2012, 01:14 PM
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Thanks Demon ! ive wanted to do this build for years so am realy excited to begin!

(dreading all the TX programing im going to have to do though :-)
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Thanks Demon ! ive wanted to do this build for years so am realy excited to begin!

(dreading all the TX programing im going to have to do though :-)
Malaki. . . .I respect your bravery Sir. . .. but this thing is gonna be a nightmare to program lol. . . .Nah just teas'in ya simply use a gyro for hovering mode. . . Before you transition to level flight.

The XC-42 is the Grandfather of the V-22.. . . . . . .(I think I just heard Malaki say "No-Duh-Demondriver". Lmao!
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Old Aug 25, 2012, 01:54 PM
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lol you make it sound so easy, :-) but yeah im not to worried about hover (famous last words) its at the point were the airlons stop controlling yaw and start controlling roll and the differential throtles do the rerverse!
Turns out no lesser builder than Burt rutan has actully made an RC model of it in the 60's!
But it took 2 men to fly it and it never transitoned but he says it will be easy now :-)
Burt Rutan 4 of 8 Designing at Edwards AFB (4 min 16 sec)
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lol you make it sound so easy, :-) but yeah im not to worried about hover (famous last words) its at the point were the airlons stop controlling yaw and start controlling roll and the differential throtles do the rerverse!
Turns out no lesser builder than Burt rutan has actully made an RC model of it in the 60's!
But it took 2 men to fly it and it never transitoned but he says it will be easy now :-)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDHyg...feature=relmfu
Mr Rutan is a genious & Aero-space God!. . .. .I met him at Oshkosh several years ago. . .. made my year!
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Old Aug 25, 2012, 02:32 PM
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This is Awesome!! Ill keep my eye on this..
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Old Aug 25, 2012, 09:11 PM
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Thanks Dream factory
and i agree Demon Mr, Rutan is the man
IF it doesnt rain will be flying tomorow, but hope to get
The fuse finshed too will post photos of any progress
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Thanks Dream factory
and i agree Demon Mr, Rutan is the man
IF it doesnt rain will be flying tomorow, but hope to get
The fuse finshed too will post photos of any progress
Sounds great Malaki!
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Very cool Tuned in for sure
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Old Aug 26, 2012, 11:37 AM
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Thanks Dream factory
and i agree Demon Mr, Rutan is the man
IF it doesnt rain will be flying tomorow, but hope to get
The fuse finshed too will post photos of any progress
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Old Aug 27, 2012, 10:50 AM
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Thanks Chaps, heres a update on the fuse very simple EPP box pleased with the nose as it seems to fold in on its self then pop back out , as opptomistically iam expecting alot of crashes ( i mean i get plenty of crashes with all my non VTOL planes!)

Right now im trying to come up with a good access solution for the fuselage which wont unduly weaken it or add weight

I think the wing will be permently fitted because of its hinge tilt mechanism so the usual removable wing / fuse access is out
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Thanks Chaps, heres a update on the fuse very simple EPP box pleased with the nose as it seems to fold in on its self then pop back out , as opptomistically iam expecting alot of crashes ( i mean i get plenty of crashes with all my non VTOL planes!)

Right now im trying to come up with a good access solution for the fuselage which wont unduly weaken it or add weight

I think the wing will be permently fitted because of its hinge tilt mechanism so the usual removable wing / fuse access is out
Looking great Malaki!
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Old Aug 27, 2012, 03:27 PM
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Cheers Demon
Heres a couple more pictures of the nose and the fin be glued in, Fin is depron as
it has to suport a cruciform all moving tail plane and take the flight loads of the tail pitch rotor, which i also tested today holding it in my hand the amount of thrust it genrated whilst only drawing 4amps seemed way more than enough but flight testing will be the only way to find this out.
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Cheers Demon
Heres a couple more pictures of the nose and the fin be glued in, Fin is depron as
it has to suport a cruciform all moving tail plane and take the flight loads of the tail pitch rotor, which i also tested today holding it in my hand the amount of thrust it genrated whilst only drawing 4amps seemed way more than enough but flight testing will be the only way to find this out.

Malaki amazing progress mate!

There's video of this V-tol landing on the USS Forrestal or the Enterprise in the 60's . . .I'll see if I can find it on youtube.
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