Lol sorry no it's only a non-tilt non-collective QP with pusher prop atm. Hence the time frame of a few months.
I do have the heli tail booms and propulsion etc here for it however from when I originally started looking at it back in 2013 and made this sketch to capture some ideas of the old version at the time (this was a tilt wing with collective):
I've been hoping for differential thrust to come along to get rid of the vertical stabilisers, yet another thing I still need to test seeing there's code support for it now. (yay!)
The current flying airframe is a vtail QP though, so on that just the front quad arm canard would tilt with 5" props, and the rear quad arm motors would be replaced with a single motor with collective on a 10" prop. I was hoping for a box wing configuration maybe, but that's not readily compacted down to put in a box for transport. We're also looking at using the front canards (with thrust vectoring of the motors) as the primary control surface in forward flight, which would mean only two servos and three motors would suffice to control everything in hover or forward flight.
The benefit I see with these type of platforms is that they do not need to change orientation like tail/belly- sitters, and as such have better wind penetration and can have their props and motors optimised for forward cruise. Another variation I'm experimenting with is a removable wing version to see how far I can get just with the forward tilt props and main rotor, and what the endurance is at slow forward speeds, so the wings become optional to extend range.
I'll do a tilt rotor version QP first, then a tricopter version before going with prop pitch control and see where the flight performance lands. I now have many, many hardware options in code that I can use for optimisation! Thx!