This awesome display of VTOL --> horizontal flight -> vertical landing is accomplished by the Booz Paparazzi-based quad project. Although many people have tried VTOL aircraft that are meant to transition to wing-based horizontal flight, it's very hard to accomplish the transition, especially the transition from horizontal flight back to vertical. This one does it very naturally. Impressive!
Antoine is eagerly awaiting these sort of "bad problems" you speak of. Did you try emailing the developer list or are they things you're going to just fix on your own? Antoine nor I or AJ are aware of these "problems" so enlighten us because what we have works awesome.
An absolutely *fascinating* technology they are developing there, with a very capable group of people.
With a little luck, more on this general topic to follow.
Good luck to all, and lets just have fun and fly!
Everyone, PPZUAV had 10 booz assembles made and I would not sell Mr. Ankers one at any price. Now I know why he PM'd me demanding I give him my price. Apparently he planned to advertise it for me for free around the Internet. First the Wiki then DIY Drones and on RCG.
Why would I not sell one? The greedy bastard I am? Because PPZUAV sells nothing development until it's tested and works. It was no different with Tiny2.11 and TWOG and everything else. If I make the expensive mistake and none work that's fine. Mr. Ankers you didn't like that or understand that or something but now you've made the expensive mistake I tried to warn you about. Stop the bitterness. You can buy all you want soon. Let it go. PPZUAV unlike any other vendor out there modifies nothing about the design. No changes whatsoever so that what's sold is exactly what's designed by ENAC. Silkscreens and all completely intact. No new logos or marketing at all. Designs are given to the developers first so they can test them. They in turn give me feedback to correct anything that needs correcting. It's all very much academic and I'm very happy to have been doing this for over 2 years now for the Paparazzi community. I plan to continue to do it for a long time.
Now, to what people really care about:
Booz is flying and soon PPZUAV will have more made and as always lower the price because the programming costs and other up front cost are 1x costs. Just as we always have and always will. We don't make promises we can't keep. We don't alter anything and we won't sell anything we haven't flown or been given the okay by the designers is ready to go. We're pretty much there with Booz and I very much appreciate everyone's patience while we get it right.
About that video. Yes, it's not Booz per-se but is in concept. There's no reason Booz can't get there this year. The person who made that biplane (Poine at ENAC), wrote the code and is flying it in that video also designed Booz and is very much contributing still to the Booz project. AJ's the expert on this so I'll defer to him. I just posted that video on my ppzuav YouTube account because I am certain we'll get there. It's a reminder of where we are going. Everyone is welcome. Just be considerate and respectful and have some faith that not being able to buy something sometimes is perfectly ok so don't take offense (@Mr Ankers)
I was under the impression that video was done with Booz so thank you for clarifying that as well.
I appreciate David Ankers clarifying things. They are simply trying to provide hardware to the community. The only developmental flight testing of the booz hardware currently being does is by ENAC University, Felix Ruess(at a new Uni now), and by myself in conjuction with PPZUAVs development effort. If I left someone off the list its simply because you are news to me.