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Old Yesterday, 02:40 AM
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New drone design by Sony - anyone up to replica? :D

It's a crossing between a plane and a copter, single central engine/propeller, but with wings and ailerons.

Vertical take off and landing, very little control while taking off and landing, but then very much efficiency when running.

Looks very efficient: when it's running, wings hold it up and propeller is only used to push the planecopter (?).

It's not really MULTIrotor, but I feel it belongs here anyway.
Or maybe not, mod will judge

http://www.popsci.com/sonys-new-dron...er-planes-body
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Old Yesterday, 03:04 AM
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It's not really MULTIrotor, but I feel it belongs here anyway.
Or maybe not, mod will judge ]
I see two props and three EDFs, seems multi-enough to me.
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Old Yesterday, 04:10 AM
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I see two props and three EDFs, seems multi-enough to me.
Right then

What is an EDF?
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Electric Ducted Fan, it has one in each wing and another in the nose.
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Old Yesterday, 04:28 AM
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Electric Ducted Fan, it has one in each wing and another in the nose.
Didn't even notice those! LOL!
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Wonder how the peeps at Garrow feel about their design being "borrowed".
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Who on earth designed and tuned that thing? Jeeze Sony needs to hire some of us!

From what I gather, the EDF's are only used for stability during vertical takeoff / landing / hover and during the transition, I'm SURE that could be done better by vectoring the air from the main motors and/or with flaps... It would also greatly reduce weight and power consumption, plus EDF's are bad for stabilization anyway cause they're too slow (too fast that they're slow to respond).


Sony, if you're reading this and you like the idea my services are for sale...
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Wonder how the peeps at Garrow feel about their design being "borrowed".
That... or maybe Garrow works for Sony!
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The folks at Aerosense need to up their game as the blue and yellow one in the pic looks so much better than the cheaply put together prototype in the video.
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2hr flight time....how ?
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