Monday, January 23, 2012

The RC Tiltrotor!

I finally got a prototype autopilot board up and running with a gyro and a small but powerful Arm Cortex-M3 microprocessor, so I decided to throw together a tiltrotor. I am still trying to figure out pitch, but there will be videos to follow.
The tilt mechanism is from cheap front wheel 4mm landing gear stuff. The motors are HXT750s from Hobbyking and I am using HK SS 25A ESCs. A video to follow! (Hopefully with some successful flights!)

2 comments:

  1. Nice prototype, but how are you going to achieve lift in airplane mode? It doesn't look like the wings have any airfoil.

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  2. This was a very rough prototype. Once I get some funds to get some parts I'll build the next part, which will have airfoils and an elevator. For now, I had just wanted to prove the concept.

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