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iQuad Tilt-Rotor Quadcopter (v2) Flight Testing

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…

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Added by Ilya R. on November 30, 2013 at 7:25pm — 25 Comments

Tiltrotor Quadcopter (v2)

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…

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Added by Ilya R. on November 22, 2013 at 7:12pm — 54 Comments

iQuad - Tilt Rotor Quadcopter

 

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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Added by Ilya R. on July 15, 2013 at 10:30pm — 10 Comments

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Season Two of the Trust Time Trial (T3) Contest 
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