Project Robotech

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Hoping to install the wings and start testing transformation soon!

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COMING ALONG NICELY
"IF IT DOESN'T EXIST...BUILD IT"
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MEMO1DOMINION wrote: COMING ALONG NICELY


Thank you sir! Amazed with the maiden flight. Need to do same upgrades, servos, etc... Then will keep on adding on the aerodynamics cor horizontal flight and start testing the full package...
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Replied by Varitech on topic Project Robotech

Installed the new metal gear servos. They work great. They warm up a little too much but I need to keep the volts up to feed these 5 servos in continuous action.

Installed the first wings to test, which I already had waiting in my junkyard. I am a little concerned with the wing area being small but I will keep the attack angle a little high and see if that compensates. If not, I will need to change the landing gear design and install larger wings.

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Replied by Varitech on topic Project Robotech

This is the first setup that will be tested. The elevator and the rudder at the tip of the legs are cardboard at this point, because they will most likely be needed to be cut and re-shaped.

I couldn't find a canopy that I liked so I built one. Should do the job for now...

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Replied by Varitech on topic Project Robotech

This is the first flight that I tested the transition. 25-30% into the transition, the unit started to lose balance. I think the reason is the lack of tail input. So, I had to find a better design for the tail wings, which will not disturb the horizontal flight by disturbing the nozzle air flow.

I put the pictures of the new design below.

My other observation was that the unit speeds up very quickly during transition. So, I hoping to be able to control it at a distance that I can see it, when the aerodynamics are suitable for the transition.

The flight was pretty good, towards the end I had a little fun, and got some flight close-ups. Vertical flight is very stable and fun.



The new face

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I am working on tuning the FC for horizontal flight and finding the right design for the rudder/elevator combination which will not interfere with the nozzle air flow and disturb the vertical flight. I will keep on posting the improvements.

A good flight with the new head. I really liked the looks:)

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