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    VTOL Wing

    I'm trying to turn my RV Jet into a VTOL aircraft. The plan is to use a Pixhawk and separate Motors for forward flight and VTOL. I'm currently running an endurance setup of 2x 6200mAh 2c batteries in series. Would it be possible to power 4 quadcopter motors with 2c batteries? If so do you guys have any recommendations for a ESC motor combination?

    I have a feeling I may need to change my pusher motor which would result in dramatically reduced flight times.

    Thanks in advance for the help.

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    About the motors and battery c-rating. You just have to do the math. I could do it for you, but to make a VTOL aircraft you really need to know how to do it. Also we would need to know what batteries, motors and propellers you plan on using. Its all inter connected. All VTOL aircraft I have seen have bullshit performance, so I wouldn't bother with it. The builds I have seen on youtube are interesting as engineering pastimes, but they all fly like crap.

    Ps: If you want to do it you should, just keep in mind all the downsides of such an aircraft. Also let us see pictures and descriptions. We love to follow build projects.
    Last edited by Håvard Støre; 7th March 2017 at 06:10 PM.

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    I just saw your post. Did you ever complete the conversion? Good luck. Here's mine:

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