"In a similar vein, are you sure that the motors are connected to the correct channels? i.e. that the position 1 motor both has the correct prop type and spin direction, and is also connected to the #1 output channel on APM?"
I appear to have missed the Kickstarter, but this looks like a fantastic project and exactly the type of thing I've been looking for; a long endurance, efficient plane setup that doesn't cost an arm and a leg or use gas. …"
"Ah, that makes a lot more sense, more of a glider than a maple samara (helicopter leaf). Thanks for the clarification. Makes a lot more sense now. As you mentioned, it seems like deployment is the major difficulty so that you…"
"While I think that such a system in interesting, they key will be balancing the rotation force (stability/controlability) with the drag force (actually slowing the copter down as opposed to just trading fall speed for rotation speed). Like the…"
"Let me know if I understand this correctly. The system is primarily a mechanical steadycam style motion compensation/smoothing system, but the servos engage and act as dampers to reduce oscillation and alter the "home" position to…"