We've all Dreamed of Flying
|Making the Dream of flying a reality|
Twin Engine VTOL Icarus VHere is the napkin plan. Two electric motors will be installed inside the wings vs. leading edge of wings like in the eLazair. I will be using R/C Technology to control motors at first for proof of concept. First test flights will be at local AMA sanctioned model airplane field using RC propulsion system from a EFlite XVert VTOL R/C electronics. I am researching Endless Sphere for Electric propulsion
This is my Icarus V Hanglider I scratch built from plans in 1974. I visited John Moody in Milwakee and copied ideas from his Powered Icarus II and created a motor mount for a MAC 101 GoCart engine with a straight drive 24" propeller making my Icarus V a foot launched hang glider or Foot Launched Ultralight, predacessor the the Vintage Ultralights and Modern Day Microlights. Note: I started flying R/C models in 1964.
|Photo of First National Powered Hanglider (ULTRALIGHT) meet Marilla Michigan in (1975?) with Taurus Kicenuik inventor of Icarus V I just completed building the Powered Icarus V but had no real experience with the motor. I just had two or three flights on a shallow sloped hill at time of this photo. Notice the flags. There was no mention to perhaps delay the flight because there was so much excitement in the air seeing this aircraft for the first time. Needless to say I had a hard landing, made repairs and flew the next day. More to come...|
| In 2017 I purchased the radio controlled E-flite X-VERT VTOL (Vertical TakeOff and Landing) park flyer's simple, tail-|
The X-Vert from E-flite is a new model that provides a unique solution to the challenges of VTOL flight. The airframe is a simple flying wing with twin brushless motors for propulsion. All of the magic comes from the onboard electronics. A single circuit board on the model combines a radio receiver, two brushless motor controllers, and a flight controller with stabilization features. It is the flight controller with its integrated gyros that allows the X-Vert to take off vertically from the ground and then automatically transition to forward flight.