Tagged: Multi-Rotor

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206 Designing Airplanes with Nerdnic!

This week on the Flite Test Podcast, James sits down with Nic Lechner to discuss Nic’s design process for his airplanes.

Nic ‘Nerdnic’ Lechner found popularity on flitetest.com back in 2015 with his sleek and streamlined RC airplane designs that could even hit the 120mph mark – did I

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ALTI Reach – Its big

Unless Duran has found really small employees I think South African company ALTI is just about to fly what I believe to be the largest separate lift thrust (SLT) in the world. This is perhaps the most popular VTOL method at the moment. A multirotor handles the take off and

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Hydrogen UAV with 5kg Payload Achieves 70 Min Flight

A project to develop a hydrogen fuel cell powered multi-rotor unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), has beaten its original test flight target of 60 minutes with a 5 kg payload, setting an exciting new benchmark for flight time and payload in the commercial UAV industry. Project RACHEL, supported by Innovate UK,

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Handheld C-UAV System from China’s SZMID

Shen Zhou Ming Da High Technology Co Ltd (SZMID), a Beijing-based company specialising in radio frequency (RF) detection and jamming technology for counter unmanned aerial vehicle (C-UAV) applications, is eyeing export opportunities for its indigenously developed DZ-02 Pro Portable Jammer Gun. The DZ-02 Pro is intended to counter commercial multirotor

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205 Joshua Orchard’s Ultimate Scratch Builds!

This week on the Flite Test Podcast, new host James chats with Josh Orchard about crazy detailed RC airplane projects!

“Building is my passion” – it’s that simple for Josh. The master builder behind multiple epic projects on the Flite Test Forum, we spoke to Josh about why he builds,

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LIFT Aircraft Unveils Personal Multi-rotor Aircraft

Matt Chasen, founder of uShip, is unveiling a new venture called LIFT Aircraft. LIFT has developed an electric, vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft and plans to open up LIFT locations where anyone will be able to rent aircraft and experience an entirely new kind of flying – pilot’s

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SKYF Drone Flew 100 meters with 100 kg Payload

 On November 29, the SKYF team presented the world’s biggest multi-rotor drone in Tatarstan, Russia. The guests of the event witnessed the demo flights of two modifications of the machine, SKYF CARGO and SKYF AGRO. SKYF CARGO broke the world’s record with a flight of 100 meters with 100

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204 Hobby to Career Ft. rctestflight

Today on the Flite Test Podcast, James is joined by YouTuber and long-term RC hacker and tinkerer Daniel Riley. Daniel is best known for his YouTube channel rctestflight. In the last year, he’s turned his passions into a career with his work for FreeFly Systems and his LED company Stratus

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Graupner Droneball Sweeper — Review coming soon!

We just received the new Rotorball Sweeper quadcopter from Graupner USA. This fun and unusual rotordrone is very rugged and crash proof with its built-in dome like cage. Ideal for the beginner as well as experienced drone pilots, the Sweeper is about the size of a basketball. Watch for a

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Multi-Functional Multi-Rotor UAV to Lift 200 Pounds

Mobile Recon Systems has announced a new unmanned multi-rotor air vehicle (UAV) capable of lifting more than its own weight. This model, called “Dauntless”, is designed to set new records for what multi-rotor UAVs can carry. At 78 pounds, the Dauntless has easily lifted an additional payload of 100 pounds

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American Company Setting New Standards for Unmanned Air Vehicle Lift Capacity – Dauntless

Lexington, Kentucky: Mobile Recon Systems today announces a new unmanned multi-rotor air vehicle (UAV) capable of lifting more than its own weight. This model, called “Dauntless”, is designed to set new records for what multi-rotor UAVs can carry. At 78 pounds, the Dauntless has easily lifted an additional payload of

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Parrot Cuts More Jobs as Sales Nose-Dive

French drone specialist Parrot said Friday that it would cut around 100 jobs after its third-quarter sales slumped by 40 percent, putting a major dent in its revival plans. Parrot helped create the market for mass-market quadcopters in the late 2000s with easy-to-fly devices that won over millions of fans

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203: Josh Bixler’s Approach to Aerodynamics!

This week on the new season of the Flite Test podcast, James chats with Josh B all about practical aerodynamics for RC airplanes. With many years of experience designing tens of different Flite Test planes and other aircraft, Josh provides insight into what you should be thinking about when designing

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3-hour Endurance Hydrogen Multi-Rotor from HES

HES Energy Systems has announced the commercial launch of HYCOPTER, an industrial-grade multi-rotor drone designed for large-scale industrial maintenance inspections. Addressing short flight durations is one of the final frontiers in drone technology. HES has a long-standing reputation for producing the world’s lightest and most compact fuel cell systems, which

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Europe’s First Hydrogen Powered Drone

SKYCORP has officially launched Europe’s first hydrogen powered unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) – the e-Drone Zero is a long endurance quadcopter with a compact package, managed by an advanced Artificial Intelligence-powered drone operating system. It is fine-tuned to pioneer Intelligent Productivity, advanced security and the newest available technologies. As a

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Development of a Hybrid Vertical-Take-Off-and-Landing Fixed Wing Aircraft for Shipboard Operations

A hybrid quadrotor (HQ) UAS platform with the ability of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) and conversion to fixed wing (FW) flight allows for operations from ships, where launch and recover space is constrained while maintaining the range and endurance of a FW aircraft. The HQ technology eliminates the need

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See The Drone That Flaps Its Wings Like An Insect

The vast majority of drones are quadcopters – aircraft that use four rapid propellers, oriented parallel to the ground, to maintain altitude and move through the air. It’s such a common design that many people think that the term “quadcopter” and the term “drone” are interchangeable, even though “drone” simply

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China’s Norinco Presents UAV Swarm Concept

The China North Industries Corporation (Norinco) presented a concept for the use of strike-capable, multi-rotor unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) flying in a swarm at the 6-11 November Airshow China 2018 defence exhibition in Zhuhai. The concept, which can be adapted to fit various tactical scenarios, involves the use of several

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202 What Is David Windestål Working On?

As our original in-house mad scientist here at Flite Test, we’re always asked David Windestål is up to these days. On this edition of the Flite Test podcast, new FT podcast host James Whomsley sits down with David as he records from Italy to talk about his Maker Knife Kickstarter

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