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Old 11-26-2017, 04:00 AM
tridge tridge is offline
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Cat Tailsitter

I've posted the tailsitter model that Lorbass and I have been working on here:
http://www.knifeedge.com/forums/down...=file&id=23682
It had some interesting issues, I'm not sure if anyone has done a dual-motor tailsitter in RealFlight before (the closest would seem to be the XPlusOne, but that is setup as a drone)
The main issues were:
  • getting the motors and props to show up with the right orientation. We ended up creating them 90 degrees off then rotating using a movable pod
  • getting the props to show up at all. We got a lot of crashes loading the FBX until we realised that we needed a visual frame for the movable pod that rotates to vertical
This model is a variant of the one we built for ArduPilot testing using RealFlight LINK. It just adds elevon mixing so you can fly it manually. I haven't been able to land it manually on its tail though - maybe a good 3D pilot could do it.
Here is a video of it flying under ArduPilot with LINK:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOp-3Uy1DLE
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