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54-Motor homemade drone

Discussion in 'News' started by SilverStone641, Aug 31, 2015.

  1. SilverStone641

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    Unfortunately I don't have any other information to provide. I only found the clip through my internet travels and figured some of you might enjoy it!

    So, the question is, who among us is going to be the first to give this one a shot?? :D

     
  2. LuvMyTJ

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    Imagine what his neighbors are thinking! LOL :D

    Just buy this and take a friend along.
    Why reinvent the wheel?

    [​IMG]
     
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    Guess you couldn't get away with hovering in a neighbor's backyard...!
     
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    he should get that thing above 500', he's flying in my zone!

    Geo
     
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    It's pretty cool! It's also funny as hell !
    I like the part where he went up about 20 feet and his buddy just about had a conniption fit.
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    BOT
     
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    Nice socks. That thing is a flying Cuisinart!
     
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    The helmet might protect his head, but what saves you from 54 rotors????
     
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    It's always nice to see people experiment on home projects, but this is basically a dead end. For the same amount of money, you can build a 1 person helicopter that can fly for 2-4 hours, thousands of feet in the air, and can safely land if power cuts out. Here is one example:



    And for the cost of a new Toyota SUV, you can buy a kit helicopter where you don't have to R&D anything.

    On a side note, I think my winter project will be an electric paramotor. Anyone into paramotors or paragliders here?
     
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    maybe a good use for some of that lawn furniture you got out back?
     
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    How does one land safely in a helicopter with no power? o_O
     
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    Pedals???? :D
     
  12. BlackOpsTeamster

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    Autorotate
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    They did it in Nam quite a bit after the turbines got shot up.. It's a pretty hard landing though but you know what they say, any landing you can walk away from......[​IMG]
    BOT
     
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  13. LuvMyTJ

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    I have watched a few videos and none of them had no power. They all used power to level out at the bottom. Can you land one like that with zero power?
     
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    #14 BlackOpsTeamster, Sep 1, 2015
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    Most videos are training videos. The keep the engine running simply so they can take off again and go for another practice run.

    Additionally, the props always spin and this creates a ton of noise - regardless of whether the engine is on or off. (The electric fan in the house is not loud because of the motor inside.) To get even the lowest pilot qualification, this is something every heli pilot is tested on. They need to be able to land when the engine goes out.

    Oh... Look at the following clip... People complain about flying quads in the neighborhood... hahaha...




    The instructor does an autorotation for the student at 1:02:50.
     
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    Mythbusters proved the blades can't hurt you. Their test was silly.