CycloTech Cyclorotor Motors

CycloTech has been working on a novel propulsion system for multirotor aircraft and in October 2021, they performed the first flight which you can see in the video below.

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Interesting Propulsion System

CycloTech has been working on a novel propulsion system for multirotor aircraft and in October 2021, they performed the first flight which you can see in the video below. This a huge machine and the work is more geared towards efficient and safe transportation for the manned aviation industry, but could this tech be scaled down and used on commercial or consumer RC drones?

Could we one day have a TinyWhoop using little rotating drums? I have to think the efficiency is lower than traditional propellers but maybe it could work. What you do guys think? Have a look at the video and then comment below with your thoughts.

First Free Flight (1 min 41 sec)

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Dec 14, 2021, 01:41 PM
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Indeed here's the breakdown with 24 comments already to kick off with: https://newatlas.com/aircraft/cyclot...ght-prototype/

Personally i love this concept, they MUST make it a commercial product ! !
Last edited by Axefly; Dec 14, 2021 at 01:56 PM.
Dec 17, 2021, 12:45 PM
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The lateral stability could equal the longitudinal if widened. This is an old idea last century and the first try could not keep the blades on. Modern materials and good engineering!
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Dec 23, 2021, 07:44 AM
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Amazing piece of hardware and software engineering.

None the less...I do have to think about the first bird strike and how the craft will be controlled with one or more "fans" damaged and no airfoil to glide. It will be interesting to see what future designs are created.


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