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NEW - E-flite Convergence VTOL

The big Horizon announcement is in the morning. Until then here are some photos and a video to check out with info!

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New from Horizon - The Convergence VTOL

Horizon has kept their new bird under wraps for a while now. They have released a VTOL called Convergence. This allows you to take off vertically and then fly like an airplane, or you can fly it like a multirotor as well. It's designed to be very simple to fly with very smooth transitions.

From Horizon

Overview The Convergence VTOL park flyer unique design and exclusive flight control software give you the best of both agility and stability while making the transition between multirotor and airplane flight.

The Convergence park flyer uses a simple, sleek, delta-wing design with three brushless motors - two rotating motors on the wing and a fixed-position motor in the tail.

In multirotor flight the wing-mounted motors rotate up into the vertical position to provide lift and flight control along with the motor in the tail. For airplane flight, the wing-mounted motors rotate down into the horizontal position and the model's elevons take over pitch and bank control. Yaw control in airplane flight is provided by differential thrust from the wing-mounted motors.

Exclusive Flight Control

The flight control software that has been expertly tuned by designer, Mike McConville, so almost any RC pilot can experience the fun of VTOL flight.

Transition

Making the transition between multirotor and airplane flight is as simple as flipping a switch. The flight controller will smoothly rotate the two wing-mounted motors into the correct flight attitude and activate the rear motor as needed.

Stability Mode

In multirotor flight, Stability Mode will limit pitch and bank angles and work to keep the model level when you release the sticks. This allows you to take off and land like a pro, even if you've never flown a multirotor before. In airplane flight, it will limit pitch and bank angles and automatically return the wings to level when the sticks are released.

Stability Mode automatically engages during the transition between multirotor and airplane flight. It seamlessly maintains self-leveling and angle limits from one phase of flight to the other, making this the easiest RC VTOL experience you will find anywhere.

Acro Mode

In Acro Mode there are no angle limits or self-leveling in any phase of flight. During multirotor flight, the model will act like a conventional multirotor that pitches and banks in whatever direction you want it to fly. It can flip and roll like other multirotors, too. In airplane flight, Acro Mode lets you perform a wide range of aerobatic maneuvers. There is plenty of speed and power to spare. You can even use the differential thrust of the motors to perform unique spinning and tumbling maneuvers.

FPV

The model is designed to accommodate many of the most popular FPV camera systems. There is a camera bay under the nose and a place to mount the video transmitter in the rear of the aircraft. They are easy to access so installation takes just a few minutes.

Features

  • 3 motors
  • BNF and PNP
  • Multirotor mode
  • Optional FPV mode (Camera and vid tx mounting stations)
  • Does flips
  • Transitions automatically
  • Acro mode
  • Stability mode
  • Flight control is baked into a separate controller
  • Receiver flexibility
  • Durable Z-foam

Specs

  • Approximate Assembly Time: No assembly required
  • Completion Level: Plug-N-Play
  • Flying Weight: 1.7 lbs (771g)
  • Length: 26.9 in (680mm)
  • Material: Foam/Carbon
  • Minimum Required Radio: 6+ channel (not included)
  • Motor Size: 2210-1450Kv Main, 2730 - 1550Kv tail
  • EFL11003 Main Props are 7 x 5.5 (180mm x 140mm) 2-Blade left and right
  • EFL11004 Tail Prop is 4.9 x 4.9 (125mm x 125mm) 3-Blade
  • Recommended Motor Battery: 2200-3000mAh 3S 11.1V LiPo (not included)
  • Trimscheme Colors: Black, Red, Silver
  • Wing Area: 291 sq in (1883 sq cm)
  • Wingspan: 25.6 in (650mm)

Photos

Video

E-flite Convergence™ VTOL BNF Basic & PNP (3 min 19 sec)

Horizon Convergence VTOL Announcement - RCGroups.com (1 min 59 sec)

Learn More!

Go to Horizon to learn more.

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Oct 12, 2016, 05:41 PM
Maggie is in charge
ncsky's Avatar
Interesting. Look forward to the flight video.
Oct 12, 2016, 05:55 PM
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rikybob's Avatar
Hmmm wonder if there is an adequate payload for FPV?
Oct 12, 2016, 05:56 PM
Needs More Go Fast....
MaydayMayday's Avatar
I like it, I want to see if fly, nothing great to look at but could be cool
Oct 12, 2016, 06:10 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rikybob
Hmmm wonder if there is an adequate payload for FPV?
With the tiny 5.8G camera combos that would be super easy.
Oct 12, 2016, 06:32 PM
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Jim T. Graham's Avatar
I'll have another story in the morning with all the specs, video, etc.
Oct 12, 2016, 06:35 PM
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swoof's Avatar
They showed fpv vid yesterday on Facebook.
Oct 12, 2016, 06:48 PM
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brushless55's Avatar
Looks cool
Oct 12, 2016, 06:51 PM
QuAd FaNaTiC
Razors edge 29's Avatar
Looks like F27Q frame.

Well front end


Want
Oct 12, 2016, 06:57 PM
Registered User
Reminds me of the one I built last year

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Oct 12, 2016, 07:11 PM
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Vulgar Vulture's Avatar
Looks like its designed for people who don't really like quad copters. (me)

Good design and good timing.
Oct 12, 2016, 07:32 PM
Team Futaba / Team RMRC
Sukhoikid's Avatar
Everyone doing VTOL these days.
Oct 12, 2016, 07:44 PM
RC Flying Rules!
Vey interesting!
Oct 12, 2016, 08:03 PM
Registered User
I was hoping to see someone sell Peter Sripol/Foam&Tape's Chimera Vtol, but until then this will do.
Oct 12, 2016, 08:15 PM
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stemo99's Avatar
Too cool!!!


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