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Rcjetflyer2
Just got out to fly her again. Upgraded the front lift fan to something a little larger so it doesn't have to work as hard in hover. Also modified my transition code for smoother transition into forward flight. The front fan remains active and progressively fades out over ~2 seconds when entering forward flight. I'm pretty happy with the results:

Alfred Gessow Rotorcraft Center, University of Maryland
My Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPe7XrmOPtz4OjL6KGtvJMA
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Rcjetflyer2
Went out last night for another flight. Didn't have any pavement to takeoff from (grass gets caught up in the props) so just took off from the truck bed! VTOL is awesome

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Alfred Gessow Rotorcraft Center, University of Maryland
My Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPe7XrmOPtz4OjL6KGtvJMA
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Rcjetflyer2
Just curious, is there any interest in plans? I would like to release the code, parts list, part files (tilt mechanism, motor mounts, etc.), and plans at some point when I feel the design is ready. Here is the next, slightly smaller version at roughly 22" span:

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Alfred Gessow Rotorcraft Center, University of Maryland
My Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPe7XrmOPtz4OjL6KGtvJMA
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JTiger
I might not build it but I'd definitely look at plans/code just out of interest. It's a very slick setup
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Wildthing
I would like to see your parts list and programming. I have never played with any of these programmers . 
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Rcjetflyer2
Got started on the v2 build today. Everything went together very nicely and I'm gonna add paint before installing electronics over from version 1 in the next day or so. Airframe is made from dollar tree foamboard and hot glue; weight is 132 grams pre-paint and pre-electronics

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Alfred Gessow Rotorcraft Center, University of Maryland
My Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPe7XrmOPtz4OjL6KGtvJMA
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Rcjetflyer2
Got a little excited and did paint + decals this evening:
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Alfred Gessow Rotorcraft Center, University of Maryland
My Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPe7XrmOPtz4OjL6KGtvJMA
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derekm
This is right up my street. I'd love to see plans & code! Yes PLEASE!!
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mastermalpass086
Definite upgrade on those tail graphics! 
BRB - Building another nosecone.
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Rcjetflyer2
I felt really terrible stripping the v1 for electronics, but it had to be done, so I did that today and got her all ready for flight! You can see the significant drop in size from v1, mainly to reduce weight and squeeze out some better flight performance. GTOW is about 18oz or ~500 grams. I got all the surfaces trimmed, made some updates to my code, and took it out for a quick flight--no video yet. I was trying out full stabilization in forward flight with a 4x4 setup. My thought was that the motors mounted on the ailerons/flaps would give some crazy maneuverability. Flew like it was on rails, but still felt a little sluggish--I think it was the controller holding it back. So I think the new game plan is augmented controls in forward flight: some degree of deflection purely from radio commands, but with some stabilization mixed in. I also flew a bit nose heavy because battery placement turned out to be tricky with the front lift fan in the way. Maybe I'll try flying way tail heavy with the full stabilization first

Since this one is a little smaller, it needs to takeoff from a small box to get the rear props out of the way of the ground, so landing gear looks to be necessary. Any good methods for a sturdy mounting point on these foamies?
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Alfred Gessow Rotorcraft Center, University of Maryland
My Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPe7XrmOPtz4OjL6KGtvJMA
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Rcjetflyer2
New video showcasing the v2 flight capabilities:

Alfred Gessow Rotorcraft Center, University of Maryland
My Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPe7XrmOPtz4OjL6KGtvJMA
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