Ilya R.
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  • Mountain View, CA
  • United States

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About Me:
I built my first RC airplane when I was 12. It was of the gas powered balsa variety and had a wing-span longer than I was tall. I've still got the bug, although more interested in helis and multirotors these days.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
Tilt-rotors and VTOLs
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iQuad Tilt-Rotor Quadcopter (v2) Flight Testing

Posted on November 30, 2013 at 7:25pm 25 Comments

After more than a year of design and development, I've built version 2 of the iQuad custom tilt-rotor quadcopter which is capable of achieving high forward speed by tilting its rotors forward in flight. After several days of flight testing and tuning, I was able to achieve stable hover and incredibly fast forward flight. Near the middle of the video, you can see the…


Tiltrotor Quadcopter (v2)

Posted on November 22, 2013 at 7:12pm 54 Comments

A few months ago, I posted some video and pictures of a tilt-rotor quadcopter called iQuad. Since then, I've been working on building a new version of iQuad which is lighter, has a cleaner design, and adds FPV. The new iQuad weighs 1600 grams w/o batteries (down from 2260) thanks to a carbon fiber body and custom-built rotation mechanism and landing legs. My goal for…


iQuad - Tilt Rotor Quadcopter

Posted on July 15, 2013 at 10:30pm 10 Comments


I just finished building a tilt-rotor quadcopter. I started the project about a year ago, starting with a 3DRobotics quad frame to learn the ropes. At this point, the only thing that remains from the original quad is the APM and ESCs.

I planned to add wings on the arms to allow the quad to generate lift while flying forward, but I…


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At 10:34am on April 13, 2014, F. C. Bearsch said…
Are you still working in the title rotor?
At 12:29pm on August 30, 2014, Michael Flint said…
Just curious if you would be able to put a pusher or puller prop on this that kicks in at a certain speed. If so, it would take over for the vertical props (assuming it were a hybrid quad/plane) once you get above the stall speed.

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