A New Singlecopter Airframe Support for Arducopter

apm single1210312 from billking on Vimeo.

You can download the programme from https://github.com/ssq870424/arduvtol and enjoy it.

The singlecopter is a kind of VTOL aerial vehicle such as Honeywell T-hawk.

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Comment by Bill King on October 26, 2013 at 4:29am


Comment by R. D. Starwalt on October 26, 2013 at 7:19am

Interesting post.

The quad vane approach seems to be workable but how efficiently it can cover a distance horizontally remains to be seen. Much surface area makes for drag, from a moving horizontal perspective.

The unit in the trees looks tethered. Tethering a prototype is a good idea. Helps mitigate 'Ooops!' events.


Comment by Rob_Lefebvre on October 26, 2013 at 9:42am

Very nice work Bill!  I knew the T-hawk had vanes, but I assumed it was counter-rotating propellers using some kind of differential between the two.

Those servos sure are busy!

Comment by Joshua Johnson on October 26, 2013 at 12:32pm

Cool looking machine!  I'm curious what the cost, flight time, and other variables that came into play into your design.

Comment by Randy on October 26, 2013 at 6:38pm

Really great!  Is this your pull request here?  I've got a bunch of trad heli merges to do but I'll try and do a review in the next couple of weeks.

Comment by Bill King on October 26, 2013 at 7:37pm

Yes, Randy, it is my pull request. Thank you all.

Comment by Randy on October 27, 2013 at 12:55am

Sorry, i have to say it again but ..really, really impressive.  It's a great contribution to arducopter as well!

Comment by Jiro Hattori on October 27, 2013 at 1:30am

Cool. Good start of VTOL (V-Bat) for ArduCopter environment.

Comment by Andrew on November 2, 2013 at 3:20pm

Hello I want to try Singlecopter. You tell me where to connect the servos? Sorry for my bad English

Comment by Bill King on November 3, 2013 at 7:33am

OK, channel 1 is front , channel 2 is right, channel 3 is back, channel 4 is left. channel 7 is motor.

you can configure your trim and direction of servos with a series of parameters with the Prefix of ss1, ss2, ss3 and ss4. 

Good luck and enjoy it!



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