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Mar 05, 2016, 10:36 PM
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DARPA'S New VTOL Concept Aircraft


Remotely controlled VTOL...

It kinda looks like a 24-fan Canard Biplane to me...

http://www.engadget.com/2016/03/03/d...craft-concept/

Get those tax returns in, boys...

Who's going to be the first to build a model of it?

(Lessee now, how to control those 24 brushless motors... ? )
Mar 06, 2016, 01:00 AM
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what happens when there is a glitch the code auditors didn't find? can it glide? autorotate?
Mar 06, 2016, 02:12 AM
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what happens when there is a glitch the code auditors didn't find? can it glide? autorotate?
They just buy a new one. What the heck, it's just OPM.
Mar 08, 2016, 02:19 AM
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Mar 08, 2016, 02:40 AM
whiirrrrrr
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It's not driven by batteries, maybe fb guy should have checked that...4,000hp engine to generate 3mw of power. Not 500 hobbyking lipos. LOL
Mar 08, 2016, 09:06 AM
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Looks awfully heavy.

Also, when all that is provided is CG, you know it's still a ways off.

And that is generally the standard for DARPA. If it is done at all, the general rule is;

Hand drawn sketches, 6 years out

Good quality static 3D model, 4 years

Good quality dynamic 3D model, 2-4 years

Photos of construction, 1-2 years
Mar 08, 2016, 09:14 AM
You know nothing....
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Originally Posted by srt8madness
It's not driven by batteries, maybe fb guy should have checked that...4,000hp engine to generate 3mw of power. Not 500 hobbyking lipos. LOL
Hasn't looked at the wing tilt either
Mar 08, 2016, 01:20 PM
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has to have anhedral because all the cool looking aircraft in sci-fi flicks do.
Mar 08, 2016, 01:29 PM
Bombs away! Err...landing
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has to have anhedral because all the cool looking aircraft in sci-fi flicks do.
F-22, F16, F-35, F104, AN124, C5 off the top of my head...


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