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Opener BlackFly

45 forthelove  one month ago

Ultralight Amphibious Electric Fixed Bi-Wing VTOL

This highly unusual design allows for fixed wing vtol with no rotating structural elements.

Raise nose with VTOL lever, take off with 10-15% power, recenter VTOL lever or disengage (option 8). To land, 6-7% power with gyro on will hover fairly well. Good Luck! The real thing is amphibious, my model is not however. Check out their website for videos.

General Characteristics

  • Created On iOS
  • Wingspan 23.3ft (7.1m)
  • Length 14.9ft (4.5m)
  • Height 7.7ft (2.3m)
  • Empty Weight 625lbs (283kg)
  • Loaded Weight 838lbs (380kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 4.795
  • Wing Loading 4.9lbs/ft2 (24.0kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 170.9ft2 (15.9m2)
  • Drag Points 1227

Parts

  • Number of Parts 33
  • Control Surfaces 8
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    @forthelove pretty good so far! Showed everyone here at the Opener office :-) Matches I'd say pretty well using SimplePlanes as a sim.

    19 days ago
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    New blackfly is here @motorfiets

    19 days ago
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    V2 has been uploaded here! Please upvote for visibility!

    https://www.simpleplanes.com/a/WUg0gD/Opener-Blackfly-v2

    one month ago
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    @forthelove great!! Please tag me when you upload!

    +1 one month ago
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    @motorfiets I have really improved the design to be more responsive for landing and also mimic a more true to life takeoff. I’ll post an updated version soon.

    +1 one month ago
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    @forthelove is it possible to increase pitch up to vtol hover speed? The Blackfly makes a very quick pitch up when going into hover. Also, when descending in hover it's hard to "catch" the aircraft when trying to slow the decent.

    one month ago
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    @motorfiets make sure you disable group 8 when you want to fly like a plane. The is a gyro to help for hovering, but it makes flying horrrible.

    one month ago
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    Tough to fly! But the concept is all there!

    one month ago