If drones had wings – Butterfly Utilitary Transformation Toy

If drones had wings – Butterfly Utilitary Transformation Toy

What would happen if you put wings on a drone? Foldable wings that act like airbrakes or a parachute and increase hang-time in the air. I’ve decided to check that out and this is how Project “Butterfly Utilitary Transformation Toy” was created. Basically, B.U.T.T is two servos and two “wings”, “waffles”, “whatevers” that can fold and deploy on command. Everything is driven by INAV 2.2.1 with Logic Conditions. Important: wings are not deployed by hand by the user! INAV deploys them when the throttle is low! INAV is smart 🙂
The final question: does it work? Kind of… Maybe… Hard to tell… My FPV drone for sure behaves in a different way in the air when the throttle is pulled low and wings deployed!

Alfa Monster 7-inch frame
Matek F722-SE
Brotherhobby Avenger V2 1700KV
AKK X2-Ultimate

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Recommended hardware:
Frames
Alfa Monster 7 inch
AlfaRC Fighter 7 inch

Motors
Avenger v2 2507
Racestar BR2508S
iFlight XING 2208

GPS
BN-180 GPS
BN-880 GPS

Flight controllers
Matek F722 Wing
Matek F722 SE
Mamba F405 stack

Cameras
Runcam Eagle 2 Pro
Foxeer CAT
RunCam Micro Eagle
Foxeer Arrow Micro

Arduino compatible boards
Arduino Pro Mini
ESP32 LORA32

Tools
N1201SA VSWR meter
PS-3010DF PSU
Uni-T UT210E clamp meter
Uni-T UT373 tachometer

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