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Aug 10, 2009, 11:03 PM
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Another F35 trying to VTOL!


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Aug 10, 2009, 11:14 PM
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Good luck! Very creative approach!!
Sep 18, 2009, 05:05 PM
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More testing, with a roll gyro installed it became controllable in the roll axis. I plan to work on the motor drive mech now to transition into fwd flight.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1113570

F35 testing with gyro (0 min 32 sec)
Sep 18, 2009, 06:50 PM
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More testing, with a roll gyro installed it became controllable in the roll axis. I plan to work on the motor drive mech now to transition into fwd flight.
That's looking great!!!

What gyro are you using?
Sep 18, 2009, 07:53 PM
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More testing, with a roll gyro installed it became controllable in the roll axis. I plan to work on the motor drive mech now to transition into fwd flight.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1113570

http://vimeo.com/6647302

That looked good from here. Do you have any other control besides throttle right now?
Sep 18, 2009, 08:27 PM
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Nice work.
Sep 18, 2009, 08:39 PM
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Just a cheep pg-03 cyclone gyro that was not suitable for tri-copter work.

The only flight control surfaces hooked up are elevators, they might be able to do elevon as well but I need to look into that still.
Sep 20, 2009, 10:29 AM
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That looked very stable, it looks like it could have transitioned to normal flight very easily. Way cool; nice work.
Sep 20, 2009, 12:54 PM
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That looked very stable, it looks like it could have transitioned to normal flight very easily. Way cool; nice work.
Thanks, hooking up the "WAM"s now but ran into a problem getting the 90 degs of rotation required out of the drive shaft. Might have to re-do it.
Sep 20, 2009, 02:32 PM
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Just a cheep pg-03 cyclone gyro...
Thanks for the info and keep us posted on progress. Cool dog
Nov 16, 2009, 12:18 AM
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What motor, battery and other components did you use?
Nov 16, 2009, 12:14 PM
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nice!
Nov 16, 2009, 02:06 PM
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What motor, battery and other components did you use?
Just off the shelf HC towerPro stuff. Nothing fancy or expensive.

Banged it up pretty bad working on transitions and it really needs a new airframe now. Spent a lot of time on it and sort of burned out for a while, but it is still set-up so I will get back to it soon.
Feb 07, 2010, 01:59 PM
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You know, this might work if you were to add vectoring and increased the spacing between each motors.