We are a two-man team that just completed the first major phase of our yearlong APM 2.5 tiltrotor project. We wanted to keep things in the dark until we knew it had potential. Here is a quick summary, but if you’re interested in VTOL aircraft, we’d really like you to read our detailed project summary (attached PDF) and give us some feedback.
Just some of many major accomplishments include:
Design and manufacturing of a tiltrotor on a relatively low budget.
Stable hover with conversion to 23 m/s full airplane flight
Merged several significant portions of Arducopter and Arduplane software on APM 2.5 hardware
Tiltrotor 1 Prototype Stats:
We have lots left to do, but would love to get some feedback to help guide us.
Here is what we have planned next:
Of course we are not going to brag about designing a tiltrotor and NOT post a video.
This barley summarizes a year of work in 10 minutes.