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07-02-2015 02:27 PM  29 months agoPost 1
littleman

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Hi all,

Other than NASA's Greased Lightning, is anyone aware of any autonomous aircraft capable of taking off vertically, and transitioning to airplane like flight?

Thanks,

A.J.

Proud member of Teams Castle, MSH USA, Futaba, Scorpion, & Nick Maxwell Products

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07-03-2015 02:20 AM  29 months agoPost 2
SkyKing

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Check out the Firefly 6. Tilt rotor craft

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07-15-2015 04:04 PM  28 months agoPost 3
ErichF

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Yep, here's some video of mine. The system is capable of being fully autonomous with Pixhawk/APM controllers.

https://vimeo.com/132575863

https://vimeo.com/133000720

I will have a couple external videos showing takeoff-transition and approach-transition-landing in a few minutes.

Using mostly "Plane Mode" my flights average 25 minutes using the High Efficiency Motor option.

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07-15-2015 07:13 PM  28 months agoPost 4
ErichF

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Takeoff and Landing Videos of the FireFLY6:

https://vimeo.com/133563421

https://vimeo.com/133563423#t=30s

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07-18-2015 03:51 PM  28 months agoPost 5
Dr.Tim

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Very Cool!! I think I NEED ONE !!!

From Simple minds come simple ideas! Approach Engineering

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