Allow me to open a thread on new 3D printable dual motor tailsitter from Eclipson which will be released this week. Will follow with build and flight pictures/videos.
They have been actively designing various 3D printed planes (many are good for AP plane or FPV platform). New to VTOL, I recommended AP here.
The design is optimized for light weight foaming PLA material (LW PLA), which cuts weight down to half than regular PLA.
My test build uses ColorFabb LW PLA, 800g AUW with 1500mAh 3s, Sunnysky X2212 1250kv motors, 8x4.3 prop. Matek F405 Wing FC + BN880 GPS/Compass, ArduPilot 4.1/4.2Dev. In the process of tuning with learning.
Why 3D printed?
- Quick and low cost to build. It is not bullet proof like foamy planes, if seriously damaged, print another instead of repair to make it heavy. I keep crashing during tuning. Will be flying new #3 build tomorrow.
- Easy to build. Print and glue. Sanding not needed. Coffee table ready.
- And lightweight now.