The first generation of my 3D Printed Dualcopter was not the best. It was flying. Somehow. Poorly. Crashed. But for a moment it was flying alright.
I'm slowly designing the second generation of Dualcopter. This time smaller in scale since instead of 10-inch propellers, it will be using 5-inch ones. And smaller 2205 motors. And some carbon fiber to support 3D printed elements and hopefully give it a little more structural strength.
The general idea is as follows:
- "Structure" will be provided by two vertical carbon pipes
- Motors and propellers will be in a duct. Not EDF, but almost. The idea is not to get more efficiency but to guide the air to the control surfaces. The goal is to have some control during descend too. Version without duct had none
- Upper motor will be 2205 2300KV with 5×3 3 bladed propeller
- Lower motor will be 2205 2600KV with 4×4 3 bladed propeller
- Lower prop will be working in the already accelerated air so it needs more pitch speed. More RPM and higher pitch = higher pitch speed
- 4S battery on top to move the center of gravity far from control surfaces to give them plenty of torque
- 2 9g servos
- flight controller running INAV
And that is more or less all… Will it work better than the previous one? I hope so 🙂