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Yesterday, 10:43 PM
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Posted By VAALLEON

Indoors hover maiden of the bigger Ardupilot...

Indoors hover maiden of the bigger Ardupilot unit. Looks pretty well balanced and controllable. Ourtoors is a completely different game and may immediately crash, but this is a good start.


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02-10-2020, 02:27 AM
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Posted By VAALLEON

Quite a windy day, great opportunity to test the...

Quite a windy day, great opportunity to test the skills of the little watcher and get some closeup footage of the flight, thrust vectoring and active wing compensation. Amazing little thing started...
02-08-2020, 10:39 PM
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Posted By VAALLEON

Got it mostly dialed at last. I cannot believe...

Got it mostly dialed at last. I cannot believe this unit actually survived this many crashes and still flies. Of course the crashes took their toll on the unit and you can see it flutter and shutter…...
02-08-2020, 03:03 AM
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Posted By VAALLEON

Many crashes after slowly getting somewhere. I...

Many crashes after slowly getting somewhere. I have no idea how the unit is still surviving…



https://youtu.be/jIYaPCyiFcY
02-03-2020, 01:44 AM
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Posted By VAALLEON

Slowly getting it dialed. Much better control on...

Slowly getting it dialed. Much better control on this flight. I will need to build a new one soon as this one is kinda losing it over damage from crashes. It flies really well horizontal. Vertical...
02-02-2020, 04:37 AM
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Posted By VAALLEON

Crash compilation for the new sub 250g watcher....

Crash compilation for the new sub 250g watcher. Currently the unit is around 300g but It will go below 250g with the new battery. The unit is about to completely give up due to too many crashes...
01-18-2020, 03:21 AM
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Posted By VAALLEON

Decided to convert the MonoProp to test the...

Decided to convert the MonoProp to test the autonomous unit with ardupilot. As can be seen in the pic we have lots of cables. The reason for this is that I have an Arduino board at the exit of APM to...
01-04-2020, 07:11 PM
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Posted By VAALLEON

The final flight of the MonoProp prototype. It’s...

The final flight of the MonoProp prototype. It’s final because I had technical issues during the last 2 flight where I was practicing FPV. I lost the footage of the first flight (my DVR battery...
12-15-2019, 09:48 PM
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Posted By VAALLEON

A pretty strong head wind. It gave me the...

A pretty strong head wind. It gave me the opportunity to do some descent testing, hover, transition and horizontal flight. The unit handled the wind beautifully. It looks so much like a bird with the...
12-15-2019, 08:31 PM
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Posted By VAALLEON

Thank you sir! It was another one of those unreal...

Thank you sir! It was another one of those unreal Arizona sunsets. See the pic from later into the evening.
12-15-2019, 02:27 AM
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Posted By VAALLEON

Making the final adjustments. This was a good...

Making the final adjustments. This was a good flight. I think I am transitioning back too fast and the unit is kind of losing it. But I was able to save it with the extra kick from the 3 blade props....
12-14-2019, 04:03 AM
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Posted By VAALLEON

Installed the 3 blade props. Much better sound...

Installed the 3 blade props. Much better sound and less noise, better thrust and the unit felt a little more controllable, except a wobble started when hovering. It is very weird that the prop chance...
12-13-2019, 04:49 AM
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Posted By VAALLEON

Thank you sir! Yes, it does fly like a real...

Thank you sir! Yes, it does fly like a real airplane:) However, it is a completely different concept. I had no idea it would fly like this when I was building it:)

The latest flight after further...
12-11-2019, 03:16 AM
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Posted By VAALLEON

I extended the wings and did get a better flight...

I extended the wings and did get a better flight time. This flight is about 4 minutes and used up 1341mah, which points to an estimated flight time of 9 minutes. I did get into trouble once, so need...
12-08-2019, 12:53 AM
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Posted By VAALLEON

Below is a new +5 Minutes flight (onboard +...

Below is a new +5 Minutes flight (onboard + ground cam) that used 1950MAH of the 3000MAH on board. I messed up the transition back to horizontal and crash landed the unit. Minor damage. The thrust is...
12-07-2019, 02:20 AM
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Posted By VAALLEON

Re-balanced the wings. A better flight. Ready for...

Re-balanced the wings. A better flight. Ready for the cam.

https://youtu.be/5jSWDVPlo2I
12-06-2019, 02:40 AM
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Posted By VAALLEON

A muuuuch better flight. Extended the rear...

A muuuuch better flight. Extended the rear stabilizer and a slight tune-up and we are there. This is 3 minutes flight that I used close to 1000mah. Which should give me about 9 minutes max on a full...
12-05-2019, 01:22 AM
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Posted By VAALLEON

A better flight. It got into trouble 2 times but...

A better flight. It got into trouble 2 times but other than that it was pretty good. I started with a higher attack angle but after a minute or so switched over to a lower attack angle and got a...
12-02-2019, 12:48 AM
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Posted By VAALLEON

The effort to achieve horizontal flight...

The effort to achieve horizontal flight capability in progress. Videos of 4 test flights with crashes due to hardware issues. I think I will need to do some aerodynamic changes to go with the tuning....
12-01-2019, 03:00 AM
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Posted By VAALLEON

Another short test, getting closer to the full...

Another short test, getting closer to the full transition.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWSO1LPx-zc
11-30-2019, 08:30 PM
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Posted By VAALLEON

MonoProp EasyVTOL Prototype

I have started this EasyVTOL project about one year ago to harness the lift from high attack angle wings, on an easy to control VTOL setup. The project started as EDF and I have put the link to that...
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