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rocket_jim
01-21-2006, 10:22 PM
I'm building an Atmopod and I wondered if anyone here had built/flew one.

http://www.metascope.com/atmopod.htm

It looks like a real fun VTOL aircraft.

Thanks in advance. Jim

rocket_jim
02-22-2006, 12:19 PM
Got my Atmopod built and have hovered it a little and flown it conventionally a little outside.

It's neat and definitely unique. I have some indoor floor exercises to practice before I go outside again. Hope to become visually attuned to it, so I can instinctively learn the right controls and when to use them. Already realize I need to apply roll control varying with the throttle setting. That's new to me, never having flown an aileron plane, just rudder/elevator/throttle.

Looking forward to hearing your Atmopod and other VTOL experiences. I read and have seen in the videos that you can do all sorts of flying with this, but will have to hover before I can dance!

rocket_jim
02-26-2006, 02:58 PM
In another forum I posted some photos and volts and amps vs time plots from an instrumented indoor tethered Atmopod hover test:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showpost.php?p=5098549&postcount=8