Here are a list of articles on Scout:
Tech + Design = Me
Here are photos of Scout, showing the progression of the project and all of iteration of Scout along the way.
For the past 3 weeks I have been working on Scout. I want to build a small helicopter that uses tilt-rotors. I am on the 3rd revision of Scout. I have hit some roads block such as burnt motors and ESC. The helicopter’s frame fought me tooth and nail. I had my moments of disappear thinking I would never get Scout to work, but I kept at it and have had moments of elation that I will persevere. I learned a lot from the whole process. This design is straight from my head and I am ecstatic to see my ideas in a tangible form. I am currently on prototype 4 of Scout. This version of Scout is fully running yet is a Spruce Goose when come to flying. In my first test flight, I could only get Scout to hop in the air. The helicopter is simply too heavy to fly. Before I even ordered a single part I did do my calculation to see if Scout would fly with the motors I chosen. I arrived with a power to weight ratio of 1.31:1. This is too close for comfort in terms of getting Scout off the ground. It does however go like hell on the ground. I will have to reduce the weight of the aircraft in my fifth revision. Stay tuned. Enjoy the video!