The U.S. Air Force researched tiltwings extensively in the 1950's and 1960's. Here are some conclusions:
How is the present project different?
Gen 1 and Gen 3 video demonstrations are below.
LOOK FOR the tilt wing to transition from pointing up (hover) to pointing more-forward (cruise).
SIGNIFICANCE: This performance was achieved using control parameters for basic quadcopter,
control parameters need to be optimized to achieve best performance.
Tiltwing activated as velocity increases, causing further increase in velocity. When going fast enough for wing/body lift flight levels out.
OBSERVE transition from hover (front propellers pointed upward) to cruise (front propellers pointed more-forward).
Gen 3 HS Drone (above video) has a single wing, creating a more-robust structure with fewer parts. GEN 2 (left) has a separate wing for each front propeller
Wind velocity pushes back tiltwing and provides more-forward vector for tiltwing propellers. The white flag identifies magnitude of wind (from exterior fan) velocity.
A damper stops chaotic unstable behavior of tiltwing, especially when hovering.