From the YouTube video "Wingcopter - first fully tilted flight with the new APM2.5"

Looks great. Anybody have details?

(via RCBill)

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Comment by Phill Scott on June 17, 2013 at 11:53pm
I don't have any extra details, but, I am impressed with the concept and execution. Nice work designer!
Comment by Phill Scott on June 18, 2013 at 12:57am
Comment by Alejandro Martin Pirola on June 18, 2013 at 7:00am

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.


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Comment by davidbuzz on June 18, 2013 at 8:35am

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 .  :-)

Comment by Jim Turpin on June 18, 2013 at 8:45am

@davidbuzz - There's servos in the rudder / elevator. See this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1TZANSuHCA


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Comment by davidbuzz on June 18, 2013 at 8:50am

@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

Comment by Jim Turpin on June 18, 2013 at 8:57am

@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.

Comment by Kim Skatun on June 18, 2013 at 11:17pm

check out  Maverix

Comment by Jonathan Hesselbarth on June 19, 2013 at 4:15pm

Hi everybody!

@ 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.


Regards
Jonathan


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Comment by davidbuzz on June 19, 2013 at 7:59pm

@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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