X-Wing

By Rotorama on Jul 29, 2019

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This was something new for us. Very unique project. We would like to combine a quadcopter and a wing to make a long-range hybrid VTOL. Our goal is to achieve long endurance and great stability and flight characteristics. This was the first prototype. Small scale with brushed motors. We want to try if the idea makes actually sense and might work. Well, it flies surprisingly good. It is really slow and underpowered, but it is stable and it flies as a drone and also as a plane. It is time to continue and make it bigger with brushless motors.

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newtoon   Aug 09, 2019  

Cut straws in half, stick them on the edge of your wings, because, you know, aerodynamics

Rotorama   Aug 09, 2019 

It was just a proof of concept prototype... It does not fly anymore :D One afternoon project ;-)

newtoon   Jun 28, 2020 

Too bad ! Again, it's one of my favorites. can fly anywhere with it.

littlebird_fpv   Aug 08, 2019  

nice. do you have some flightfootage?

Thatguyfpv   Aug 07, 2019  

make air foils that hurts to look at

makopolo   Aug 01, 2019  

I've had this idea rolling around in my head all week. I was imagining just a single wing and using a foam board airfoil. Do you have any videor or other information online?

Rotorama   Aug 05, 2019 
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Not really. The single wing is in my mind as well. I have done one 3D printed-EPP prototype of it just to see how it looks. It was the H configuration but it was not sturdy enough. Right now I have here some EPP wings and I try do that with a X configuration.

Kstone   Aug 01, 2019  
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Could make it using (slightly) forward swept wings, which would make it very hard to stall, while leaving it very manuverable. Now as for the Brushless motors, 3" would be about the ideal size. Big enought to go fast outside but durable and cheep enough not to worry about crashing it.

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