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Aug 05, 2017, 06:42 PM
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Tri-phan - thrust vectoring tri-copter by monophan


This is a prototype that I designed during long drives of a recent road trip. It’s a combination of tri-copter and MonoPhan thrust vectoring technology. The purpose is to come up with the most stable EDF powered camera platform. The unit always stays level while the thrust vectoring takes care of all directional input. No tilting at any time. I also wanted to reduce the lateral resistance therefore wind drag by keeping it level.

Never packed this much electronics, mechanics and cables in such a tight space before. 35mm EDFs powered by an amazing Genace hardcase lipo which also act as the landing gear. It took me a couple of days to tune it well enough to fly. The smaller the harder… I believe the flight time is over 5 minutes.

It has interesting flight characteristics Will work on fixing some of the lose parts to get it to some higher speeds and test the maneuverability... Ignore the date on the video. This was taken today. Thanks

TRI-PHAN - THRUST VECTORING TRI-COPTER BY MONOPHAN - AIR DRIFTER (2 min 41 sec)
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Aug 06, 2017, 02:18 AM
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make a vtol!
Aug 06, 2017, 10:52 PM
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Originally Posted by chulian1819
make a vtol!
Yes, I am thinking about that!

Re-assembled the unit fixing some lose parts. Flies like a charm. Not suitable for high winds and it is tiny but still beats the wind pretty well as seen in the video.

The flight time is AMAZING for a tiny EDF contraption I calculated over 7 minutes theoretical flight time, which means I can easily get more than 6:30 minutes!

THRUST VECTORING TRICOPTER - TRIPHAN BY MONOPHAN 35MM EDF (5 min 11 sec)
Aug 12, 2017, 06:45 AM
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Nice!
Maybe something like what I drew-up, in this post?

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Nov 03, 2017, 02:14 PM
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as usual you are very creative....bravo
Nov 11, 2017, 10:03 AM
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You have done more with ducted fans than anyone though possible. I'm so impressed. keep up the great work. I sense a product for the market coming soon.
Nov 15, 2017, 07:41 PM
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as usual you are very creative....bravo
Thank you sir! I larger unit is on the way
Nov 15, 2017, 07:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Poporbit
You have done more with ducted fans than anyone though possible. I'm so impressed. keep up the great work. I sense a product for the market coming soon.
Thank you sir! The new larger unit will have a feature that will be very interesting and even more unique Thank you for following the progress!


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