HeliPlane with Magnetic Servo Split Couplers

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HeliPlane with Magnetic Servo Split Couplers by dragonflyRC Feb 28, 2016
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The controller can be found here,

Piece C11 is UPDATED and ready for download as of 3/27/2016.
Just a slight change in zip-tie hole dimension for mounting the BEC next to the receiver.

This is on going development of a mind influenced RC heliplane. Please join me as we have a platform for the development of a new type of racing.
Being able to transition between heli and plane will greatly aid in performing tight turns. While flying as a plane will allow to use higher speeds, and larger courses. These current V(ersion)3 designed pieces allow for a person to quickly swap out broken pieces if needed, since it's made of individual printed parts. Just print out extra pieces and bring them with you in case needed. The magnetic couplers are included in design for saving the gearing with in the servos. I have a site that I'm uploading build videos with a parts list called dragonflyRC.com. There you find more explanation on the project.
I've been perfecting these pieces for over a year now and prototyping just never ends so, I'm releasing these V3 pieces. All pieces have been updated many times and probably will NOT fit with any older released pieces. All V3 pieces Do have a V3 on the pieces when printing it out.
The transmitter will be it's own project to download.
Instructions at dragonflyRC.com.
The controller can be found here,


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will you be posting a detailed build-setup video for this?

Yes, I'm making build videos and putting them up at HeliPlaneX.com. I'm around 30% complete with videos and a list of parts the plane is built around.

So, are the props are on servos, and tilt when pitching to keep the wing parallel with the ground ( always creating upward lift)?

If so this is a really sexy project!

If it flies I'd be interested to know, when running laps, does the added lift from the wing add significant efficiency?

Yes, the plane should stay level except when rolling side to side from the two front servos vectoring.
Explanation in this video

I think with having a wing, It would work great for long distance course. Something maybe the size of a golf course lane to take advantage of the lift(Just guessing). The next step would be to go FPV then. The center of the heli is two body pieces connected by a bar. We can cut a longer body bar to add more component mounts for FPV, maybe GPS.
I'm thinking maybe poles or trees to go around. What if, coming up on a tight turn, you rolled into the turn and tilted the rotors to heli. After "turning on a dime", roll back out of the turn flat while tilting the rotors forward again.

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I'd love to see that sucker fly!