Above you see the current draw (red) and the throttle position (blue) by 3S voltage and 2.4kg take-off weight. It is an old measurement of one of the first prototypes which lot of potential to optimize. The newest version called Songbird (link)…"
"Hi Adam! Mir geht's gut, danke!
The first version of our Wingcopter used the APM 1.0 with the old ardupiratesNG code. Now it is using the APM2.5 with the arducopter code 2.9.1b. Concerning the code, we made the motor outputs dependent on the tilt…"
"The wingcopter should be able to carry a 10.000 mAh lipo if it isn´t heavier than 800g. The horizontal flight time is calculated by this measured data on this site at the bottom. The air speed there was very low, maybe around 10m/s."
"@John M. SmithThe wingcopter is very easy to fly. Like a normal quadrocopter in stable mode. In plane mode it is also easy. Maybe a little bit more difficult like normal weekend planes. It is because you need to fly with the yaw stick too. Otherwise…"
"The rate controls for the quadrocopter are almost the same, even in the plane mode. There the flaps are working together with the motor controls. We just programmed them dependent on the tilt angle. It should be possible to update our code to the…"
Tried just for fun to start and land with my Wingcopter in the forest :)Here is the onboard video:To see the whole VTOL here one picture:It is the first Wingcopter of our serial production. The tilt arms are redesigned and more stable than at the…
"Naja, also zur Not Servo um 180° drehen oder Ruderhorn auf die andere Seite und diagonal anlenken, dann schlägt das Höhenruder auch in die richtige Richtung aus. Oder wenn Servo programmierbar Drehrichtung ändern.Aber eigentlich müsste das auch im…"
"Hi! We are using a changed Arducopter version. Like you supposed the props are controlled during forward flight too. Theoretical it should be possible to fly the wingcopter in plane mode less the flaps."
It´s been two months since we posted our first flight report; time for an update!Here's what we've been up to:As you may have seen on Chris Anderson's Blog, our Wingcopter now uses the APM2.5. The agility and stability seems much better compared to…
"Thanks for the compliments! We took the Arducopter code and changed the motor outputs dependent on the tilt angle. The pilot has simply a knob to tilt the arms in to the angle he likes. The wincopter is fully controllable/flyable at each tilt angle…"
@ Alejandro Martin Pirola - The hover time is around 8 minutes. During forward flight it should be possible to stay up longer than 20 minutes (if you fly slowly). I just loaded up two graphs about the electric power flow ->Link. The…"