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Mono-Phan "Twin" Technology: Virtuoso of Thrust

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Old 01-23-2015, 04:07 PM
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Default Virtuoso of Thrust: Mono-Phan "Twin" Tech Maiden Flight

The sickest flying machine I've ever built!

First minute pics then dance of the vectoring nozzles

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOAG8AFUybA

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Amazing flight maiden video of this one of a kind flying machine.

I tested the stabilization, maneuver capabilities and flight time.

I am very pleased: 7 minutes flight time, amazing sound and very balanced…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJsp93_62vI
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Some pics and second flight... Switched the front 90 deg, reduced weight slightly...

This machine has a sound out of a science fiction movie... Love it!

Forgot to set the timer before flight, so cut the flight short... Normally gets close to 7 minutes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AmRqKEsIoM
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New design with gimbal and micro camera...

Pics, gimbal & flight video...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBRSQqRhsfE
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First Half of this footage is aerial videos and the second half is the same flight from the ground camera.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMIORjYio7k
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A recent fun-flight video after a long while:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s05q...ature=youtu.be
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Going through some old files, I came across to the last footage of my twin unit that I never published. This has been one of the most reliable and balanced units:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_y4l...ature=youtu.be

Thanks for watching!
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The new dual unit. Full carbon fiber with new thrust vectoring system. Will be equipped with GPS and a camera gimbal following further tests.

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Made some design changes along the way and fount the right balance for the unit. This is a longer flight after a couple of crashes, major one resulting from an electrical malfunction. Re-adjusted the system voltage, increasing it one full volt, which seems to have solved that issue. Replaced the 3000kv motors with 3200kv ones. Took out the GPS that doesn't seem to work. I will test and fix that later. The flight characteristics are showing the balance of the unit is almost perfect. Maybe a couple more little tweaks. However, the battery, even though having plenty of MAHs, is still lacking the C rating. Towards the end you will see a closeup of a semi-crash. No damage done. Re-flew it again with the remaining juice. Uses about 80% of the total juice of the battery for this flight. The battery slightly puffed during the flight. Thinking of getting a 70C battery with a slightly smaller capacity to finalize the project...

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Awesome power of Genace 70c lipo! OMG! Does it ever lose any power until the last minute??? NO! You pay double, you get triple. AND THIS IS A CAR BATTERY WITH HARDCASE!!!! What else could I want? It doesn’t get damaged! Forgive my excitement on this. But I have been spending hundreds of dollars for the right battery and I finally found it.

Before this flight I had a couple of crashes. At first, I didn't get what was going on. Then I realized that one of the ESC was giving in due to heat during the flight, and reducing the power to protect itself, which was causing the unit to lose balance and crash. Increasing the KV ratings of the motors and extreme heat over 100 degrees didn't help. So, I pulled off the many years old simple and bulky hobby king ESCs from one of my old units. These ESCs cannot even be throttle calibrated but they sure did the job. They got a little too hot but I have some experience and ideas to resolve that. Installed aluminum homemade heat sinks on the ESCs and they worked very well. This flight is over 5 minutes. The theoretical flight time of the unit is 6 minutes. So, I should land between 5 to 5 and a half minutes.I also installed a small cam with a 1 axis servo gimbal. At the end of the video there a couple of pieces of aerial video.

I consider this mission accomplished



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