"I've always imagined a Tail-sitting VTOL X-Wing Fighter. Takes off and initially flies like a multi-rotor with the nose vertical, but then as forward flight creates more and more lift on the wing surfaces, it would progress into forward flight…"
"Way back in the early days of ArduPilotMega, I did some simulations for the folks over at IHABproject dot com ; for an APM enabled - return to launch mode - non-powered decent for the balloon return vehicle. I think they lost an APM test rig in…"
On a lunch break last month, a small custom-built octacopter made a 10-minute flight through the city of Guildford, outside of London. Its special cargo: two large pepperoni pizzas.The delivery was masterminded by a T + Biscuits, an English…
"I agree with Doug on wiring... did the flight on 3s go ok? how about the landing?
A twitching motor is usually an indication of one of the three motor side wires from the esc being disconnected(loose). You can reproduce the effect by disconnecting…"
"Mine was not a mid-air, but a wing failure mid-flight. (long-o tell-o so will end there.)
But way to go on your patience to collect post-crash investigation data. I know how it can feel to recover a downed plane."
"You might try dipping the props in Rain-X (might help in preventing ice buildup.)
or better yet, one of the several new nano coatings folks are working on for that.
one example Anti-Icing Superhydrophobic Coatings
"Google Play says the free version takes android v4, but donation page says it supports v2.2 and up. So I was only able to install the free one on one of two of my androids... although I have nothing to test with at the moment, I wanted to see it in…"