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Old Jan 04, 2012, 04:48 AM
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Mr. Lifter 2012 Multi Rotor Contest



This is the thread for the Mr. Lifter Contest for 2012. Show what your multi-rotor can do across a variety of categories.

Last year's competition thread

Changes for the 2012 period of the contest
  • The creators of the multi-rotor that wants to enter a particular category has to enter him/her-self by posting in this thread. Nobody can enter others on their behalf.
  • Removed the "most durable" category as it's difficult to measure and compare durability.
  • Added a new category (V) for this year: Furthest Distance -- How far can you travel with your Multi Rotor, round trip (will require FPV).

Each posting should include
  • Build Specs: Motors, ESCs, Battery, Flight Controller, Frame, Propellers
  • Weight specs: lipo weight, frame weight (everything else besides lipo), AUW (lipo weight + frame weight).
  • Pictures and/or Video that proves the entry
  • When you post, state the category in which you are entering

Prizes & Sponsors

We are working on assembling great prizes from multi-rotor equipment manufacturers. If you are a multi-rotor equipment manufacturer and would like your product to be featured as one of the prizes for the Mr. Lifter Contest through the entire year of 2012, please contact us. Current sponsors include DroidWorx and FPV Manuals.

Notices

Fly responsibly when creating your entries. As this contest pushes the envelope of what is possible with a multi-rotor, failed attempts are likely, making it even more important than usual to be careful and responsible.

GOOD LUCK!

The categories for 2012 and incumbents from 2011

I. (a) Mr. Lifter - Heavy Lifter, greatest payload including battery, dead man lift style, must clear at least 6 feet for at least 10 seconds with video.

2011 Winner: Walter Lafouine's heavy lifting hexa copter, 12.1 kg!!

1.) Put your name here!
2.) Put your name here!
3.) Put your name here!

I. (b) Mr. Lifter - Controlled Heavy Lifter, greatest payload including battery with a flying task. Task is 2 minutes of flying showing controlled flight. Demonstrate controlled forward and reverse flight, 360 degree turn left and right turn (pirouettes or circuits) at any point in the flight.

2011 Winner: Killy's hexa does a flip while weighted with 5.29 kg!!

1.) EndOfDays Quad lifts 5623g
2.) Put your name here!
3.) Put your name here!

II. Mr. Lifter - All Out Time Duration, longest time in a single flight. Video is now required to verify duration claim, but you can speed it up.

2011 Winner: timnilson's Pro Tricopter Delrin Kit, 28:30

1.) EndOfDays Quad -- 65:29
2.) rev0 Tricopter -- 23:01
3.) kevinv033 Tricopter -- 18:04

III. Mr. Lifter - Most Efficient Duration , highest time in seconds divided by (Ah x number of cells) of your battery. Video not required (but is OK), but at least an in flight photo and detailed description required to verify duration claim. The larger this number is the better.

2011 Winner: ben123's micro hexa 712.5 sec per Ah x #cell

1.) Put your name here!
2.) Put your name here!
3.) Put your name here!


IV. Mr. Lifter - Most Weight Efficient, payload weight divide by copter weight, payload includes batteries.

2011 Winner: Killy's quad , 4.1875:1

1.) Put your name here!
2.) Put your name here!
3.) Put your name here!


V. Mr. Lifter - Furthest Distance, need on-board video with OSD data showing distance. Single charge, round-trip distance.

1.) EndOfDays -- 6.5km
2.) Put your name here!
3.) Put your name here!

VI. (a) Mr. Lifter - Largest Copter by all up weight.

2011 Winner: spitfire_Doug's 5 kg Tricopter

1.) Put your name here!
2.) Put your name here!
3.) Put your name here!


VI. (b) Mr. Lifter - Largest Copter, by size, largest dimension between any two motor shafts.

2011 Winner: Pragamichele's giant tricopter, 3.55 meters or 140"

1.) Put your name here!
2.) Put your name here!
3.) Put your name here!


VII. Mr. Lifter - Smallest Copter, lightest weight including battery.

2011 Winner: ben123's little hexa; wow six motors and only 50 grams AUW!

1.) devmonkey 22g AUW quad
2.) Put your name here!
3.) Put your name here!

VIII. Best Artistically Built and Presented Multi-Rotor sponsored by DroidWorx

Show us your tricked out multi-rotors for a shot at winning a DroidWorx CX-4 frame. The winner in this category will be determined by the judges and DroidWorx.

Entries in order of appearance
VIIII. Mr. Lifter - Great Video, impressive, crazy, cool, funny who's got the best footage? Must be your own video, not something you found on youtube and must be about lifting. In order posted.

Entries in order of appearance
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Old Jan 04, 2012, 06:47 AM
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Thanks for taking over. I like the changes you've made. Best of luck!

I sent a request to the mods to "sticky" this thread.
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Old Jan 04, 2012, 10:55 AM
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Thanks for taking over. I like the changes you've made. Best of luck!

I sent a request to the mods to "sticky" this thread.
Great, thank you! Thanks to you for coming up with this contest in the first place!!
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great idea guys, I enjoyed the last one... thanks for doing this

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great idea guys, I enjoyed the last one... thanks for doing this

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Great Steve, thanks -- hope you find a category to enter! Maybe the new 'furthest distance' category! That category is wide open with no 2011 incumbents or record holders.
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Old Jan 05, 2012, 06:25 AM
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I was thinking about trying a really large tricopter. Just something quick to see try to determine if at some large size the control response slows down enough so that gyros aren't needed.
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Old Jan 05, 2012, 05:17 PM
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Thanks for taking over. I like the changes you've made. Best of luck!

I sent a request to the mods to "sticky" this thread.
The request to make this thread "sticky" was accepted, which is great for the visibility of this contest!
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Old Jan 06, 2012, 08:35 AM
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Im in.

"Furthest Distance -- How far can you travel with your Multi Rotor, round trip (will require FPV)."
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Old Jan 06, 2012, 10:56 AM
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Im in.

"Furthest Distance -- How far can you travel with your Multi Rotor, round trip (will require FPV)."
Great! Good luck with creating your entry... simply due to the fact you are the first entrant, you will take the top spot for the time being. That's the benefit of being first!
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Closing date for entrance

What is the closing date for the competions
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Assuming we escape 12/12/12
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Old Jan 09, 2012, 07:30 AM
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What is the closing date for the competions
Yes, the competition is closing on 12/31/2012. So you have some time, but building a craft that can beat any of the records set in 2011 will take a moment, I think. And, if you are in the top 5, you can promote that fact heavily throughout the year. Depending on how many prizes we get we may also do a mid year prize distribution for the top slots.
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Old Jan 09, 2012, 11:53 AM
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Awesome. Can't wait to see video from the competitors!
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Yes, the competition is closing on 12/31/2012. So you have some time, but building a craft that can beat any of the records set in 2011 will take a moment, I think. And, if you are in the top 5, you can promote that fact heavily throughout the year. Depending on how many prizes we get we may also do a mid year prize distribution for the top slots.
Prizes!! Yeahhh!

At this point, one copter could be in first place for every category for 2012
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