VTail Origin
The VTail frame you see here was originally made after Bledi contacted DiaLFonZo, requesting a professional platform design based on his prototypes. After many hours of design and talk, they came with this awesome flying beast.
             
About the VTail 500

The VTail multi-rotor UAV is a high performance quadcopter. Unlike other 'x' (where the front of the UAV is facing between two legs) or '+' (where the front is facing one of the legs) quadcopters and Y-shaped tricopters, the VTail concept uses two angled rear propellers, merging both concepts. Many tricopter designs use a servo to angle the rear propeller to rotate the aircraft clockwise / counter-clockwise, and have an issue with asymmetry (only two propellers can counter-rotate while the third causes a bit of rotation). A 6-rotor tricopter solves the symmetry issue, but is more expensive as it requires three additional motors and ESCs.

The Mechanics
The frame uses G10 fiberglass composite which is incredibly rigid and lightweight and offers significant price advantages over carbon fibre. The hardware is entirely metal, using lightweight aluminium standoffs, steel screws and lock nuts. 

The VTail 500 is larger than the VTail 400. The "400" refers to the diameter of the circle which passes through all four motors and is commonly used as a size reference for multi-rotor UAVs. See specifications below for more information.

Electronics
The VTail design requires a controller which has is VTail compatible. The controller's function is to stabilize the aircraft using onboard sensors (usually a multi-axis accelerometer and/or gyroscope). In addition to the main controller, each motor needs an electronic speed controller (ECS) ideally designed for the very fast response time needed by performance multi-rotor aircraft.
  • Controller: FLIP (Multi-Wii compatible flight controller). This is one of the least expensive flight controllers on the market and uses the Arduino programming language. Onboard is an ATMega328 chip, a 3-axis accelerometer and a 3-axis gyro. All pins are pre-soldered.                                    
  • Alternately you can incorporate your own controller which uses a standard 30mm x 30mm or 45mm x 45mm mounting hole pattern (and includes compatibility for VTail designs)
Important!
To keep costs down we are not providing printed Assembly Guides. They are provided online, so you will need to print them when you order the kits. By providing the assembly guides online we can provide more detailed and up to date information than the old hardcopy method allowed.

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Specifications



VTail 500 Hardware-Only Kit Hunter VTail 500 QuadCopter (Base Combo Kit)
  • VTail 500 Frame and mounting hardware
  • Includes brushless motors, speed controller and propellers
  • Use Plug-In components for easy solder-less assembly
  • Requires flight controller, battery, charger and remote (TX/RX)
Model Number: VT5A-NE
Price: $425.00 
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Hunter VTail 500 Combo Kit (FLIP) Hunter VTail 500 QuadCopter (Base Combo Kit + MultiWii Flight Controller)
  • VTail 500 Frame and mounting hardware
  • Includes brushless motors, speed controller and propellers
  • Use Plug-In components for easy solder-less assembly
  • Includes the FLIP MultiWii flight controller (Arduino Compatible)
  • Require only battery, charger and remote (TX/RX)
Model Number: VT5A1-KT
Price: $445.00 
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Hunter VTail 500 Package B Hunter VTail 500 QuadCopter (T-Motor Combo Kit)
  • VTail 500 Frame and mounting hardware
  • Includes T-Motor brushless DC motors, T-Motor ESCs and propellers
  • "Plug and play" for easy solder-less assembly
  • Requires flight controller, battery, charger and remote (TX/RX)
Model Number: VT5B-NE
Price: $475.00 
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Hunter VTail 500 Package B (FLIP) Hunter VTail 500 QuadCopter (T-Motor Combo Kit + MultiWii Flight Controller)
  • VTail 500 Frame and mounting hardware
  • Includes T-Motor brushless motors, T-Motor ESCs and propellers
  • Use Plug-In components for easy solder-less assembly
  • Includes the FLIP MultiWii flight controller (Arduino Compatible)
  • Require only battery, charger and remote (TX/RX)
Model Number: VT5B1-KT
Price: $495.00 
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VTail 500 Hardware Only Kit Hunter VTail 500 Hardware Only Kit
  • VTail 500 Frame and mounting hardware
  • Create your own custom VTail 500 quadcopter
  • Requires: electronics, motors, propellers, battery
Model Number: VT5-KT
Price: $99.99 
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Hunter VTail 500 Canopy Kit Hunter VTail 500 Canopy Kit
  • Hunter VTail 500 SOLD SEPARATELY
  • VTail 500 white canopy Kit
  • Includes plastic canopy sections
  • Parts are held to the frame using magnets
Model Number: VT5-C1
Price: $169.00 
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Hunter VTail 500 Front Arm Crash Kit Hunter VTail 500 Front Arm Crash Kit
  • Front arm crash kit for VTail 500
  • Includes four G10 parts
  • Mounting hardware sold separately
Model Number: VT5-FAC
Price: $15.00 
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Hunter VTail 500 Landing Crash Kit Hunter VTail 500 Landing Crash Kit
  • Landing crash kit for VTail 500
  • Includes G10 parts
  • Mounting hardware sold separately
Model Number: VT5-LDC
Price: $9.00 
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Hunter VTail 500 Rear Arm Crash Kit Hunter VTail 500 Rear Arm Crash Kit
  • Front arm crash kit for VTail 500
  • Includes G10 parts
  • Mounting hardware sold separately
Model Number: VT5-RAC
Price: $15.00 
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Hunter VTail 500 Rear Motor Mount Crash Kit Hunter VTail 500 Rear Motor Mount Crash Kit
  • Rear Motor Mount crash kit for VTail 500
  • Includes four G10 Plates
  • Mounting hardware sold separately
Model Number: VT5-RMC
Price: $9.50 
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Hunter VTail 500 Rear V Support Crash Kit Hunter VTail 500 Rear V Support Crash Kit
  • Rear 'V' Support crash kit for VTail 500
  • Includes G10 parts
  • Mounting hardware sold separately
Model Number: VT5-RVC
Price: $11.00 
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Hunter VTail 400-500 Center Plates Crash Kit Hunter VTail 400-500 Center Plates Crash Kit
  • Center body crash kit for VTail 400 or 500
  • Includes three G10 plates
  • Hardware sold separately
Model Number: VT45-CPC
Price: $17.00 
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Hunter VTail 400-500 Top Plate Kit Hunter VTail 400-500 Top Plate Kit
  • Top body plate kit for VTail 400 or 500
  • Includes top G10 plate
  • 6x Aluminum standoffs and 6x Set screws
This top plate kit was created for customers who had purchased the VTail 400 or 500 before DiaLFonZo copter merged with Lynxmotion. Note that all VTail 400 and 500 kits currently include this top plate.
Model Number: VT45-TPK
Price: $12.00 
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