VTOL Tilt-rotor

by tomstanton | February 14, 2014 | (34 Ratings) Posted in Projects

I have managed to build a successful VTOL (Vertical Take Off & Landing) aircraft which is very similar to a V22 Osprey. I would like to share these videos of the project in case anyone is interested in building one and also to show that it can be done relatively simply using a KK2 board.










Wingspan - 90cm
Length - 102cm
Weight - 1578g (245g lipo + 1333g airframe)
Motors - 2x Turnigy D2836/8 1100kv
Props - 10x4.5 Slow Fly
Lipo - 3s 3000mah 20-30c
Esc - 2x 30A (F-30A)
Tilt servos - BMS-630MG
Other servos - TGY-9018MG
Flight controller - KK2.1 with Openaero2 VTOL


For more information, visit the original build log



aerosport on February 22, 2014
Great project!
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Leg0er on February 20, 2014
Nice one! Can't imagine much flying lately in the weather we've been having lately... =)
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LordVader on February 20, 2014
Very cool. Well worth building, nice job.
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Ultimate_Red on February 20, 2014
Cool Project!
To improve the 'fast-flight' have you considered either; increasing the length of the wing, or adding some positive angle of attack to induce lift.
Otherwise a cool aircraft.
Keep up the good work!!
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spencer on February 20, 2014
Well documented. Definitely worthy of an article.
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Shufty on February 20, 2014
Awesome build mate! I did notice how far back your KK2 board was though, from what I've read, the board should really be at your CoG, perhaps moving it forward a bit more would improve your transitional pitch issues?
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Shufty on February 20, 2014
Also, your windscreen on the front of the plane is probably slowing your forward flight speed as it's basically acting as a dam. Have you considering tapering the front a bit more to be a bit more aerodynamic?
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JamesWhomsley on February 21, 2014
Very cool project man! My favourite video is the one with the flooded road you fly over haha. Yeah the weather we've been having recently sucks doesn't it! I quite fancy having a go at something like this some day.
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pekote on February 21, 2014
Thanks for sharing, and very well documented!! Really nice article!! There is much more room for improvement in your project, but I think it is not finished. Wings could be bigger and "fast fligth" should be improved. Please keep updating this project.
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CSchooler on February 20, 2014
How did you get ahold of OpenAero2 Vtol? I am making my own and would love to use it.
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tomstanton on February 26, 2014
It hasn't been released to the public yet, but there is a thread on RCGroups (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1972686). If you PM 'HappySundays' he'll send you a copy of the latest beta firmware.
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Turbochanger on February 23, 2014
Very nice project. Have you tried counter rotating props? I believe three bladed props will give you more stable thrust.You have put a lot of hard work into this project. Keep up the good work.
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tomstanton on February 26, 2014
Yes, I am currently using counter rotating props, I'll probably order some three bladed props to test soon. Thanks
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casehatter on March 10, 2014
Good job it's fun to experiment and win..!! That is cool but let it rest come back to it in a spell and get it even better..!! I know you can..!!
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