Trying to setup my Vtail mixing based on the following procedure of the wiki:
Setup your transmitter with no vtail mixing
In the above step by step procedure, I am fine with all of the steps colored in green. I am blocking on the step I colored in red, because this explanation is not unambiguous to me : what means exactly "the two vtail segments should move to try to turn the plane left" : does this really mean that the whole plane should turn left (and thus the tail should move right) ? or does this really mean that the tail should turn left (and thus in fact the plane should turn right) ?
Thanks for a clarification (and maybe to adapt the wiki to also make it clear for other dummies like me)
Hmm. I set my rudder up to do a coordinated turn...
The way the Wiki puts it, sounds like I've been doing it wrong.
Interesting link,thx. However the wiki setup procedure is still very ambiguous.
It would be easier to tell , with a drawing , how should the vtail surfaces be positioned when the plane rolls right, rather than giving indirect indications that can be understood in different ways.
Still stucked thus....
Still nobody to answer this question? I am not the first one to use the APM software on a Vtail plane or am I ?
Did you manage to make it work? I am also thinking in using Talons for my mapping missions
Yes , I made it work with great fun. Take a look at the video in my blog here:
If you have the wing extensions it really tames the Talon. Its a great platform, I love mine.
About the stall speed : yes with the wing extensions I can fly at really low speed. I practically would say less than 20km/h but no exact measure.
It can also land on really short distances by landing in a kind of cork screw pattern. I was first thinking of using a parachute to land in small areas but now that I've seen how short landings are possible, no more parachute needed :)
The only thing : I ripped off my front landing wheel at the thrid or fourth landing. It just does not hold in place. So I decided to remove it and place a foam piece at its place, that I will replace once in a while, after it gets too damaged. Or, I'm thinking also about a 3D printed nose piece that would integrate gliding rails on the bottom of the fuselage.
A NEX5 fits fine inside, yes. The smallest dimensions of the area where you could place your NEX5 are : width = 8 cm / length = 12,5 cm / Lens hole = 5 cm diameter / Height : 9,5 cm.
ABout the length, you have in fact the whole inside length; so when I say 12,5cm, this corresponds to the "zone" that is obviously meant in the plane's design for your camera.
And certainly Yes it is an aerial survey platform!
get it at fpvmodel.com
They also selll the optional landing gear. I use only the plywood part (not the aluminium legs) on which I screwed the hook for the catapult.