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Sep 03, 2017, 12:39 PM
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1,000Watt LED Helicopter at NIGHT so bright!

AT Taipei Aerospace & Defence Technology Exhibition Thunder Tiger exhibits its Coaxial rotor helicopter drone - CX-180 SIRIUS Coaxial rotor helicopter capable of flying up to 30 minutes with 15kg PAYLOAD.

High power LEDs has application for law enforcement and search and rescue.

This incredibly bright 1,000 Watt LED with 200,000 Lumen upon reaching 200 feet can light up a football field.

1000W LED on a coaxial rotor drone - 200`000 Lumen in the air TTRobotix SIRIUS CX-180 (1 min 29 sec)
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Sep 04, 2017, 10:59 PM
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Looks closer to the 100-200 watt range. Then again, I assumed search and rescue that has access to this kind of money would have night vision and infrared.
Oct 01, 2017, 11:53 PM
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Would have to be some super type of battery to power this thing, maybe technology us everyday people can only dream about. 1000w lights? not to sure about that one, even with a super battery. Wouldn't last long at all.
Oct 02, 2017, 03:50 PM
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Lipo batteries would work fine.

A 6S pack dumping 40 amps continuously is discharging at 1000w, easy for hich "C" rating packs.

CP helicopters also have great lifting capacity.

A spare pack, some LED's and heatsinks would be no sweat.

30 minutes of flight time might take some engineering, though.

It's likely why they went with a coaxial design, to increase flight times by eliminating the tail rotor.


Here is a home built drone just to show that anybody can do it.

1000W LED on a DRONE - RCTESTFLIGHT (4 min 39 sec)
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Oct 03, 2017, 04:34 PM
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Yep, get rid of that tail rotor and bingo, fairly large increases in efficiency. Add in some dedicated blades as this is never gonna go inverted. It could easily stay up there for quite some time. Also, a finely tuned heli aimed directly at hitting high efficiency numbers, instead of pure power output as most cp helis are setup for today. Plus, coaxials have very good lift numbers, add some more battery weight, no big deal there..
Oct 04, 2017, 01:08 AM
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Hmmmm ... 1000 Watts. I want one so it can auto hover and let me fly my helis at night over the farmers field. He might think it's a UFO invasion though and blast it with his shotgun.
Oct 06, 2017, 11:10 PM
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200,000 lumens only takes ~200W for LEDs. The 1KW is probably intended to be incandescent-equivalent.
Nov 25, 2017, 03:49 AM
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Flashlight Helicopter drone!

World’s Brightest Flashlight Drone - TTRobotix LED CoAxial rotor Helicopter drone 雷虎科技 (6 min 23 sec)

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