From the YouTube video "Wingcopter - first fully tilted flight with the new APM2.5"
Looks great. Anybody have details?
Awesome. I would like to know efficiency data. Hover time / Forward Flight Time. VTOL Propulsion weight / Equivalent Single motor propulsion weight.Looking forward to know trade offs about having multicopter and plain capabilities together.
it uses sail winch servo/s to manage the tilt mechanism. it steers with 4x motors, and 2x ailerons, not using any active rudder or elevator . :-)
@davidbuzz - There's servos in the rudder / elevator. See this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1TZANSuHCA
@JimTurpin - their website says they only use 4 motors and 2 ailerons, its in German, but google translate will give a pretty good interpretation.... http://www.wingcopter.com/html/flight_controller.html
@davidbuzz - ou're looking at the betaversion which is a different fuselage than the one shown in the above video. http://www.wingcopter.com/html/betaversion.html Thw one in the video above has servos for ailerons / elevator / and rudder. It looks like they have a couple different designs on their site. SUPER COOL, and I want one now. I wish there were some more build details.
check out Maverix
@ Alejandro Martin Pirola - The hover time is around 8 minutes. During forward flight it should be possible to stay up longer than 20 minutes (if you fly slowly). I just loaded up two graphs about the electric power flow ->Link. The Propulsion of one motor is around 1,2 kg. The weight of the whole aircraft 2,4 kg.
@Jim Turpin - You're right, we had two prototypes before the current version V13CH. At the moment we're testing the aircraft to bring it ready for a serial production. I think we are able to sell the V13CH soon ;)
@Kim Skatun - Nice project at the RWTH Achen! We are students from the TU Darmstadt.
@Jonathan Hesselbarth - we'd love to know what ( if any ) software / code changes you've made to ArduCopter or ArduPlane to make this ingenious configuration "work"....?
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