I built this VTOL Anaconda for Tyler Perry and the new TV Series, DRONED, which will air on July 22 at 6:00pm on the Science Channel.
This plane was built from a Ready Made RC Anaconda. This model has both front and rear flaps, which helped a lot when transitioning from hover to forward flight.
The VTOL uses a Pixhawk with Arduplane 3.6. The motor booms are carbon fiber and attach to the the existing twin booms using 3D Printed, Carbon/Epoxy reinforced parts.
The vertical motors are T-Motor 3510 700kv with T-Motor Air ESC's. For power I'm using a 16000ma MutiStar 4S battery.
It hovers nicely at about 65% throttle in Q_Loiter mode and I got about 18 minutes endurance in copter mode only. The longest flight combined VTOL/Airplane mode was about 24 minutes. (I only did 3 test flights in forward flight before delivering it to Tyler Perry)
I can post a couple of build pictures, but if you want video, you'll have to watch the show (all of the video is owned by the network.
Tyler Perry is an RC airplane fanatic and has a private RC runway and a barn with hundreds of RC airplanes. He was genuinely excited when we delivered this custom built airplane to him for the show. You can see a preview clip of the Episode here: