@Pete .... V-tail or flying wing.?
@trige ..... but I think there are a lot of other options to explore. I don't think we've used it enough yet to be sure of the best approach, so use your own intuition and see how it goes!
The first question that @Rolf and I asked ourselves was "what do we want?"
The following specification for Mozart has emerged:
1. a very good flying airplane with
• Clean aerodynamics
• Noncritical profile
• Good slow-down characteristics, conventional landing possible in an emergency.
• Even high speed can be reached (return "gliding" with a few power)
2. Long flight time (use as UAV possible)
3. Tricopter (Only one engine / ESC / propeller as a useless ballast in plane flight)
4. Sufficient space for the equipment and LiPo (up to 10.000 mAh)
5. Low noise
6. visually appealing
This has resulted in:
A) The profile ClarkY (for everything to fly well
B) The double fuselage was chosen because of the higher stability of the Depron construction.
C) The conventional double rudder, because easy to build. The choice was also a V-tail as with this: (One servo less)
As Tridge says, there are many ways. This is an example of a lot of possibilities.
The fundamental discrepancy of the suitability of the motors / propellers for hovering and forward flight
would only be possible by using adjustable propellers. The optimum pitch is about 1-2" different.
Pete, good luck with your own specification.