3D Robotics

Finally, a working Osprey-like RC model?

GAUI TG-609 from Michael Yang on Vimeo.

The civilian version of the Osprey V22 tilt rotor is the TG-609. Such a vertical take off, fixed wing flight platform has long been a UAV dream, but it's proven too tricky for RC modeling to date. Now Gaui seems to have cracked the code. After more than a year of development, mostly on working on the transition from heli mode to fixed wing mode, it appears ready to release the plane. The above video gives a sense of how it will fly; although it doesn't show full fixed wing mode yet, it's at least half-way there. It's not for sale yet, but apparently Empire RC will be the distributor in the US. I'm not sure this is the ideal UAV platform, due to limited payload capacity and very sensitive CG. But if you want something with the launch flexibility of a heli and the duration and flight effeciency of a plane, maybe this is worth checking out. Here's a bunch of pictures of the aircraft on the ground and in flight.
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  • Cool, but for a UAV with vtol/wing cruise platform, I'm going with the Quadshot.  But I'm more into the fun of flight than scale modeling anyway.  

  • At least, we should have in the future a rc model of that cool Avatar aircrafts that humans drives in Pandora :)
  • I've always liked GAUI and Ultrafly products (owned by the same guy). His company seems to know what they're doing when it comes to product design. Manufacturing and marketing seems to be their downfall. In the last 5 years they've been dropped by TowerHobbies, MRC and HobbyPeople. They had an outlet in China called OhYesRC.com and it's out of business. I suspect the same will happen to the GAUI brand soon.
  • 3D Robotics
    Gary, I think that's basically just a heli. The supposed advantage of Osprey design is that in forward flight the wing does most of the lifting, allowing for more efficient flight.
  • Moderator
    Makes me think of this...



  • looks nice Chris, but no video of the transition phase during flight!

    chech out this utube video
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