VTAIL configuration

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VTAIL configuration

Post by Wipo »


Currently I'm working on a 3Dprinted quad vtail.
I have read a lot on this forum about vtail frame configuration but it is still not 100% clear to me.
As I see a vtail can be made in 4 different ways. see image:

Is my image correct? Do the configs correspond to the vtail frame type?
Is it necessary to config other options?

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Re: VTAIL configuration

Post by copterrichie »

Based upon my bench testing, as long as the angle remains the same in all four configurations, the efficiency is the same. they are all the same V-Tail, just appearance and the YAW direction varies. However, number 1 is the simplest to construct and the most durable in my opinion. As for which one is BEST, that is purely subjective.

Here is are few videos of testing done.

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Re: VTAIL configuration

Post by nechaus »

I am currently printing a 4 minute design via cad lol..

have you tested different angles? I was going to test a punch tomorrow... But do you have any idea which is the most efficient ?

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