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Old Dec 15, 2013, 07:34 AM
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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

Tilt rotor
Scale or semi scale
EDF (as primary lift fan(s) )
Tricopter
Quadcopter
Bicopter
Single Fan

Tilt wing
Scale or semi scale
Tricopter
Quadcopter
Bicopter

Tail Sitter
Scale or semi scale
Single rotor
Two rotor
Tricopter
Quadcopter

Tilt Craft
Tricopter
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Old Dec 15, 2013, 07:42 AM
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Tilt Rotor Designs

Scale:

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

MrJan's "Valor V-280"

Single Fan:
Tom Hunt's design, Vertigo ... Video of the Vertigo circa 1994

Co-axial Rotors

Tilitrotorcoaxial's Coaxial rotor tilt wing circa 2010

Dual Fan:

Yellow-BL dual fan tilt rotor circa circa 2009

Andreas's modified Minimag tiltrotor circa 2010

BleskCZ's Eso-x1 VTOL circa 2011


TriCopter:

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

RCvertt's TriSweptForward forward swept flying wing circa 2013

Stephen Carlson's Orange Hawk circa 2013

BirdsEyeView Aerobotics' FireFly6 circa 2014

Quadcopter:

sergiot78's Verti VTOL circa 2008

RCvertt's QTD quad tilt rotor circa 2009

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

RCvertt's Hover Plane circa 2013

leadfeather's Jump Jet , no control surface experiment. circa 2013

RCvertt's Quad-Airplane circa 2013
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Tilt Wing Designs

Scale

Ran D. ST. Clair's Xc-142 circa 2013

Single Fan:

Co-axial Rotors

Tilitrotorcoaxial's Coaxial rotors tilt wing circa 2010

Tilitrotorcoaxial's Coaxial rotors free wing Circa 2010

Dual Fan:

Air Hog's Osprey; flybar stabilized circa 2010

foam and tape's Twins Cargo Plane circa 2010

TriCopter:

Greg Covey's Multiplex Magister converted tilt wing circa 2008

RWTH-Aachen University Tilt-Wing Tricopter circa 2011

Quadcopter:
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Tilt Craft, Separate lift/thrust, Stop Rotor and other designs

Tilt Craft

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

Stop Rotor

Stop Rotor Technologies Hybrid RotorWing circa 2013
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Old Dec 15, 2013, 07:46 AM
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Flight Controls and Stabilizers

KK

KK2

Multiwii very flexible fcb but very tedious programming required for VTOL use.

OpenAero2 , Derived from KK especially for VTOL

Gyros

Flybars
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Old Dec 16, 2013, 12:39 PM
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Leadfeather,

I am not sure if you are looking for input or not?

Example: Quadcopter lift, separate motor(s) for forward flight.

VTOL-FunCub

Build thread located here:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1958738

Video Here:

R.D's Fun Cub VTOL (3 min 32 sec)
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Quad Tilt Rotor

Example: Quad Tilt Rotor

VTOL-Trainer

Video Here:

bobs modified Multiplex Bixler airplane hovering around sccmas (3 min 59 sec)


Build Thread Here:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1814667

Build Instructions Here:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/590n4ds84u...tructions.pdf?
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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.

Thanks!
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Xc-142

XC-142, Stand-Off Scale, 5 motor Tilt wing

Build thread here:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2008164

Video here:

Scale Flying model of XC-142 VTOL (16 min 27 sec)


Video by Walter Colby Productions.

Credit to David Thompson (HappySundays) for creating the OpenAero2-VTOL Firmware.
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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?
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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?
Leadfeather, I assumed that it was in the Tiltwing Scale or Semi Scale category. In pracitce it is most similar to a Tri-copter except that yaw is controlled by the ailerons, not tilting the tail rotor. I am not sure that the quad or tri categories mean much for a tilt wing. Even counting rotors is problematic since they aren't all the same size. It doesn't matter much to me. No matter what categories you come up with someone will come up with something that doesn't fit.
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Leadfeather, I assumed that it was in the Tiltwing Scale or Semi Scale category. In pracitce it is most similar to a Tri-copter except that yaw is controlled by the ailerons, not tilting the tail rotor. I am not sure that the quad or tri categories mean much for a tilt wing. Even counting rotors is problematic since they aren't all the same size. It doesn't matter much to me. No matter what categories you come up with someone will come up with something that doesn't fit.
Dohhhh! I'm an idiot. Of course Tiltwing scale.

I think I'll be adding one more slot (for now) for some helicopter airplane hybrids I've seen.
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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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