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Yesterday, 04:49 AM
Replies: 9
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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
Replies: 9
Views: 280
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
Replies: 9
Views: 280
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
Replies: 9
Views: 280
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
Replies: 9
Views: 280
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
Replies: 9
Views: 280
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
Replies: 9
Views: 280
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
Replies: 9
Views: 280
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
Replies: 9
Views: 280
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...
11-16-2019, 11:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,181
Posted By VAALLEON

The same flight, ground cam: ...

The same flight, ground cam:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-AXelKhWsk
11-15-2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,181
Posted By VAALLEON

At last my first easyVTOL aerial video. The old...

At last my first easyVTOL aerial video. The old unit didn’t let me get a proper aerial video with all malfunctions and problems. The new unit did it for me.



At around 2 minute mark I switch...
11-15-2019, 03:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,181
Posted By VAALLEON

The old unit became very unreliable after a...

The old unit became very unreliable after a hundred crashes. Built a new unit with larger surface area. Different and lighter (cheaper) foamboard with much larger surface area, 4S setup vs 3S,...
10-26-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,181
Posted By VAALLEON

Change of design… A step forward in...

Change of design…



A step forward in flight capabilities, a step back in technology… Not sure how they go together but it is the truth! After building some fully transitioning units with...
10-04-2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 906
Posted By VAALLEON

A new video with three fans. ...

A new video with three fans.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beNK0494Gsg
09-15-2019, 12:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 906
Posted By VAALLEON

ADNS3080 optical flow sensor and the nozzles...

ADNS3080 optical flow sensor and the nozzles working together to hold position.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70cquspRVsU
09-13-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 906
Posted By VAALLEON

I had a couple of unexpected malfunctions with...

I had a couple of unexpected malfunctions with this unit while FPV practicing… The unit literally dropped from the sky losing the TX signal multiple times… This unit is extremely durable, nothing...
Forum: Multi-Rotors
09-11-2019, 05:50 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,577
Posted By VAALLEON

Foamboard Tri Copter with EDF Vectored Thrust

Not built for accuracy but lots of fun… Some wobbles and jitters but gets the job done perfectly.

Ch5 high: pitch and roll differential thrust, yaw thrust vectoring

Ch5 mid: pitch, roll and yaw...
09-10-2019, 03:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,879
Posted By VAALLEON

At last I can rely on this unit not to fall out...

At last I can rely on this unit not to fall out of sky and have some fun… It is a little wobbly and has some servo oscillation but I really like it like that. I think it gives the unit character��
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09-09-2019, 12:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,184
Posted By VAALLEON

Ardupilot Autonomous EDF Camo TriCopter

#MonoPhan #MonoBot #TriPhan #ValLeon #Ardupilot #APM #Autonomous

Decided to use my experience on EDFs to create a safe & simple autonomous unit which can actually run missions. This is the...
09-08-2019, 04:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,879
Posted By VAALLEON

Getting the unit dialed at last... Strong winds...

Getting the unit dialed at last... Strong winds today. The unit flies really good. I switched back and forth between thrust vectoring to differential flight a couple of times during the flight....
09-03-2019, 04:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 33,914
Posted By VAALLEON

Built a slightly larger Nano with a 40mm EDF to...

Built a slightly larger Nano with a 40mm EDF to carry this nice nano FPV cam. Took a couple of tries but got it dialed in at last… Aerial and ground videos of the same flight:


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09-01-2019, 05:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,879
Posted By VAALLEON

World's (probably) first 3 fan thrust vectoring...

World's (probably) first 3 fan thrust vectoring foamboard tricopter:) Arduino supported, can maneuver either fully thrust vectoring with no tilt, or just like any other tricopter with differential...
08-21-2019, 05:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 33,914
Posted By VAALLEON

My favorite unit ever. Small, agile, sounds...

My favorite unit ever. Small, agile, sounds awesome, surprisingly fast and a little hard to fly, testing your skills, and it doesn't easily break:) Dying to put a cam on but waiting for my lighter...
08-11-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 33,914
Posted By VAALLEON

This is the first test with a new 30mm fan. Good...

This is the first test with a new 30mm fan. Good performance. The flight time is about 3min with these old batteries. I need to lighten it a little more with reducing some wiring and new batteries.
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08-04-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 906
Posted By VAALLEON

An aerial video. Very good Foxeer FPV cam...

An aerial video. Very good Foxeer FPV cam installed but the recording quality of the cheap goggles is not that well...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_WV8mxN3-Y
07-25-2019, 03:25 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 33,914
Posted By VAALLEON

Only 120G:) And this is a windy day & still flies...

Only 120G:) And this is a windy day & still flies like hell. Extremely fun to fly!!! The scaled version of the new 64MM Mono didn't do the job 100%. Had to tweak the design. Dialed in pretty good...
07-21-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 13,949
Posted By VAALLEON

She did indeed:) Thank you sir!

She did indeed:) Thank you sir!
07-21-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 13,949
Posted By VAALLEON

Thanks! Hoping so:) Windy day at the trail....

Thanks! Hoping so:)

Windy day at the trail. Unfortunately my brain doesn't have an abort button, and after working this hard I have to land this machine on the 50th anniversary. One crash landing...
07-14-2019, 04:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 13,949
Posted By VAALLEON

New 12 blade fan and ESC installed. It completely...

New 12 blade fan and ESC installed. It completely threw the prior PID out of the window. Added weight & torque, combined with added body parts messed it up. After a couple of crash landings and one...
07-14-2019, 04:35 AM
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