I'm still alive so thanks for fixing the tilt rotor issues initially seen on the CL-84. I like the way this forum pings you lightly with updated posts so you can catch up.
Congratulations are in order to Rolf for his first successful transition to full forward flight. I hope the tree landing didn't cause excessive damage. I was very lucky on my thick bush landing with the CL-84.
Although I have converted my CL-84 back to stock form, it really is a quick conversion back and forth to a Pixhawk with APM. I will consider converting it back during these long winter months of building. My indecision comes from the limited power of the stock design along with rather high wing-loading.
My VTOL hangar has grown to the following planes:
- FireFLY6 DIY25 with Mapping Key (tiltrotor)
- FireFLY6 DIY15 with Sport Key (tiltrotor)
- Bix3 QuadPlane
- Ranger EX QuadPlane
- CL-84 (tiltrotor)
- Ares V-Hawk X4 (tiltrotor)
I don't have any interest in the E-flite Convergence as my focus changes to creating "productive" designs that can carry a 2.5lb-5lb (1.13kg-2.27kg) payload. The FireFLY6 and Ranger EX QuadPlane fall into this category. However, the FireFLY6, keys, and spare parts are expensive. The QuadPlane design on a low cost frame with available low cost spare parts has my main interest. The Ranger EX falls into this category and can easily carry a 5lb (2.27kg) payload. I'll continue to look for suitable frames for testing the tiltrotor firmware. It would also be interesting to compare efficiencies between a tiltrotor implementation and a QuadPlane implementation.