I want to share my latest project, Skywalker X8 Tiltrotor. It uses Arduplane 3.8.2 firmware. Tilting mechanism and integration parts were printed with a 3D printer. I made some transition tests a few weeks ago.
I made its maiden flight one year ago.
My current configuration:
Frame Kit: Skywalker X8
Vtol Conversion Parts: Custom 3D printed
Motor: Rctimer x5(400kV), 4 pieces
Speed Controller: Hobbywing 40A
Battery: Gens Ace 6s5100x2
BEC: Hobbywing 10A (Max 20A)
Flight Controller: Pixhawk,GPS recevier, Airspeed sensor
Tilt Servos: Savox SC-0251MG, 4 pieces
Wing (Elevon) Servos: Turnigy TGY-S712G, 2 pieces
Takeoff Weight: Approx. 5kg
As a result, I made a third flight last week and I had a crash (Youtube video is on the way) After I check the log files and my configuration I will repair my plane and continue flights to perform full forward flight transition.
You can check my blog at www.ersingonul.com for project details.
Ersin Gonul Great project!! Keep up :-D
Indeed, you don't have mass drop advantage. Weight of tilt mechanishm which includes servos and 3d printed parts are roughly the same or more with fifth motor and its speed controller.
Hi! Interesting project!
What is the mass drop advantage on 4 servos with all the equipment needed, and moving parts vs additional fifth motor for horizontal flight?