Has anyone started designing a SA-2 Samson from the movie Avatar? - Page 20 - RC Groups
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Dec 24, 2011, 02:59 PM
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Originally Posted by taghipour
let me to tell you how it can fly!
any changing of lift can produce by velocity of rotating of blades just like quad copter.
forward & backward motion is due to rotating of axis of propeller about pitch. and lateral motion is due to tilting of axis to side.
and finally for turning about yaw, it will happen by reaction of the rotation of each rotor
now i just wanna know which gyro is better in my condition?!?
If yaw is by torque reaction between the two rotors, won't that induce a severe roll input? Increasing the torque (rpm?) on one rotor will also increase the lift. How will you correct the roll reaction?
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Jul 27, 2012, 11:19 AM
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Originally Posted by topgun21
I was curious if anyone has started working on designing a model of the Aerospatiale SA-2 Samson VTOL as seen in the new movie Avatar?
Do you think it would be easy to do? The rotating rotor clusters would need to be controlled by the Elevon mixing function in a computer radio. Any ideas on motors, rotors, etc? Anyone?

Yes I did, and it takes me 3 months of planning and building, but actually it is not a BiCopter anymore, it is a TriCopter now with a small fan in the tail to stabilize nick. So it can hover much more better and I can control it better than before (as it had the two rotors only). It had its maiden flight yesterday, but I have a lot of work now to get a better setup of the flight control board. The Samson is 880 mm long and 800 mm wide and have a weight of 1400 gramm. Board is KKmulticopter, 2 brushless park 470 with 9"x5" 3blade GWS, a 45mm EDF, 2 pcs 3Sx2200 Lipo, a lot of Depron and Vivak and UHU-Por :-)

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Jul 29, 2012, 03:06 PM
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Love it!
Jul 29, 2012, 11:37 PM
I even seen a house fly!
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I wanna see vids!
Nov 30, 2012, 08:56 PM
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A questions....

is necessary the three blade propeller for a vtol flight stable ????
(for the gyroscopic effect work)

Dec 01, 2012, 05:13 AM
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A three bladed prop is not more stable than a two bladed prop, but seems to cause fewer vibrations, especially during pitch and roll changes. I think this is because its mass, and therefore its inertia, is distributed more evenly.
Jan 03, 2013, 07:09 PM
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COOL! What did you use to make the fuse? Vac form? Any build pics?
Jan 07, 2013, 04:09 AM
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Now that looks awesome.
Jan 11, 2013, 03:14 AM
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Flite test posted this video a little while ago.

Flite Test - RC Avatar Gunship - PROJECT (8 min 46 sec)

Doesn't look like its terribly stable though and they don't appear to have any continuous footage of it...
Jan 11, 2013, 07:59 PM
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I never realized how chopped up the footage was of that thing. I need to get mine back in action and actually make it look pretty. Function before form, though, right?

Final Flight of the Fixed Pitch Scratch Built Tiltrotor (1 min 36 sec)
Mar 15, 2013, 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted by 1967250s
COOL! What did you use to make the fuse? Vac form? Any build pics?
Yes I build a VAC-Form for the parts like this, the master-form is made from wood, the fuselage is made with Vivak 0,5mm:

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Mar 18, 2013, 02:50 AM
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Nice plugs and molds.
Jun 02, 2014, 05:47 AM
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I'm building a SA-2 Samson from the movie Avatar. Link to the forum, though in Russian, but a lot of photos.

Jun 03, 2014, 05:20 PM
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Nice details. Will this be a tricopter or DualCopter?
Jun 03, 2014, 06:14 PM
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This will tricopter, in the tail is a small propeller.

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