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Oct 08, 2011, 10:55 AM
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Quadcopter for a human


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Do anybody think it is posible to build something like that?
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Oct 08, 2011, 11:26 AM
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Hi,
No doubt someone will try it as they have with helium and hot air balloons, man transportable rocket packs and fan packs and like they are doing with a multicopter in this thread: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1508918

But it is very likely the results of such a design will eventually be similar to this:
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So don't do this at home!
Cheers,
Jim
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Oct 08, 2011, 02:55 PM
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But it is very likely the results of such a design will eventually be similar to this:
ROFLMAO!!!!! I had forgotten about that one! I am in tears while I type.
Oct 08, 2011, 04:09 PM
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And there's this guy in China: http://boingboing.net/2011/09/21/chi...ml#more-118850
Oct 08, 2011, 06:00 PM
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Thats good bass!
Oct 08, 2011, 06:06 PM
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Better solutions have already flown. Here are two examples.

I saw this fly in person and it was amazing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJqSt...eature=related

Another slightly cruder but functional example.
PH - Personal Helicopter (0 min 16 sec)
Oct 08, 2011, 06:53 PM
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Yes maybe you are right, but quadcopter have something magical.Are there some technical aspects wich makes its a bad idea?
You can put some protection and make it safer
Oct 09, 2011, 05:18 AM
Tri-Quad-Hexa-Octo-copters!!
The problem with quads is any motor/prop/ESC failure will cause an immediate uncontrollable flip. A death sentence for a human passenger every time. The size required to lift a human would be huge. Not sure what an adequate power source would be.
Cheers,
Jim
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Yes maybe you are right, but quadcopter have something magical.Are there some technical aspects wich makes its a bad idea?
You can put some protection and make it safer
Oct 09, 2011, 09:48 AM
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Probably using 8 motors, you can increase confiability to a racional level.
I guess that with some kg's of lipo it would fly a few minutes, that should be enough to a good cuantity of adrenaline...
Oct 09, 2011, 01:50 PM
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http://www.moller.com/index.php?view...tube&Itemid=76

Oct 09, 2011, 03:02 PM
Tri-Quad-Hexa-Octo-copters!!
Jawohl Juergen. Genau!
Gruß,
Jim
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Oct 09, 2011, 07:13 PM
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Wo kann ich Informationen über die fliegende Untertasse gefunden?

where can i found information about that flying saucer?
Oct 09, 2011, 07:22 PM
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It is made by Moller. Google it. He has been ripping investors off for years with that scam.

The coaxials I posted use multiple motors to drive the rotors. This provides a degree of safety and redundancy.

One problem with the multicopter is the loss of efficiency due to the multiple small rotors. One large rotor is far more efficient than multiple small rotors of the same total area.
Oct 09, 2011, 07:29 PM
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Five or six years ago, I was more than ready to buy one of these if they were ever released.


It never seemed to develop, and the website www.airscooter.com seems to not be very active.
Oct 09, 2011, 08:04 PM
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The problem with the airscooter is the blades are fixed and you increase/decrease rpm to climb/descend. That means no autorotate and instant death if the motor quits.

Here is a nice real helicopter. I have seen it fly at Oshkosh and it is awesome.

http://www.innovator.mosquito.net.nz/mbbs2/index.asp


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