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Caltech And JPL Firing Quadrotors Out Of Cannons IEEE Spectrum - IEEE Spectrum
projectile bodied quadcopter that unfolds after ballistic flight/ejection.nice design
folding  quadcopter  ballistic  ejection  launch  projectile  UAV  drone  multicopter 
15 days ago by asteroza
Flirtey | Real-time delivery by flying robots
quadcopters using string lowered payloads, so not long range
cargo  UAV  drone  quadcopter 
12 weeks ago by asteroza
[PR] Flight Test of Next-Generation Unmanned Logistics Aircraft | KamomeAirプロジェクト - 香川県高松市の無人航空機 | UAS | ドローン(Drone)による、物資輸送・無人物流プロジェクト
Interesting, but it doesn't look like the VTOL props feather, and I would have put the downward facing props aft and the normal props in front plus tilt the engine mounts. But from a device risk standpoint, eliminating a tilt failure mode does make sense, and if no tilt, then having the props reverse mounted may improve airflow over the wing.
quadplane  quadcopter  multicopter  cargo  UAV  drone  japan 
june 2018 by asteroza
Agile Robotic Fliers: A Morphing-Based Approach | Soft Robotics
Morphing quad copter, changes from a H frame configuration to I to change a major dimension for passing through tight openings
UAV  aviation  research  morphing  frame  fuselage  structure  quadcopter  variable  folding 
june 2018 by asteroza
RPG Quadrotor Control Framework
very aggressive acrobatic flight framework for quadcopters opensourced
flight  controller  software  UAV  drone  quadcopter  acrobatic 
may 2018 by asteroza
MIR | MIR is launching a new UAV design to automate rope access work
Interesting, using 2 xis gymbal for each rotor stack so have full 6 DoF all the time (aside from gymbal-lock scenarios). Should allow high agility, and potentially allowing the body to go vertical.
UAV  drone  quadcopter  multicopter  hardware  electronics  devices  coaxial  rotor  propeller  gymbal  6DoF 
april 2018 by asteroza
Hybrix.20 – Quaternium
Electric quadrotor with a two stroke petrol engine/generator as a range extender.
UAV  drone  quadcopter  multicopter  two  stroke  gasoline  range  extender  power  generator  hardware  electronics  devices 
december 2017 by asteroza
Alauda
Crazy bastards want to do human ridden quadcopter racing. As if stunt flying wasn't lethal enough. Will look interesting though...
human  piloted  multicopter  quadcopter  racing  general  aviation 
december 2017 by asteroza
Quad-Rocket Home
Huh, surprised this doesn't get classified as a guided missile...
quadcopter  multicopter  UAV  drone  amateur  rocket  Delicious 
december 2016 by asteroza
Rogue *Beta* — xCraft
Technically not a quadplane due to missing wings. Very high speed FPV rig with rear propulsor so no forward tilt.
high  speed  FPV  quadcopter  UAV  drone  racing  Delicious 
september 2016 by asteroza
Quantum TRON - Transition Drones
Odd tiltrotor, appears to trailing feather the rear propellers in forward flight, but the rotors look like they are designed to feather over the motor housings (implied by the glider mode), but that would mean the rear props need to feather forwards...
tiltrotor  quadcopter  UAV  drone  hardware  electronics  devices  feathering  prop  propeller  Delicious 
september 2016 by asteroza
TDP-MR - CJ Youngblood Ent.
Interesting quad, single motor with collective pitch controls for very high performance. Once you get beyond a certain prop diameter, cyclic control is required.
large  single  motor  collective  pitch  quadrotor  quadcopter  multicopter  frame  platform  UAV  drone  cyclic  Delicious 
july 2016 by asteroza
Swift 020 | Swift Engineering
Interesting prop arrangement to achieve separation
quadcopter  quadrotor  UAV  drone  Delicious 
june 2016 by asteroza
Kestrel - Autel Robotics
rear props tilt from up to rear, so reverse direction? but what's with the props looking like folding/feathering types?
quadplane  quadrotor  quadcopter  UAV  drone  tiltrotor  Delicious 
may 2016 by asteroza
GeneratorSmart | Disrupting portable power generation
Walkera teamed up with these guys for a methanol fuel cell range extender, up to an hour of lfight
multicopter  electric  quadcopter  walkera  UAV  drone  power  generator  methanol  fuelcell  range  extender  Delicious 
january 2016 by asteroza
Research project: VertiKUL
VertiKUL version one was like the Google early cargo drone, a BWB with high/low set rotors on tails as a tail sitter, but the wide wingspan when landing meant wind tossed it around. Version 2 now uses a permanent 45 degree tilt to the rotors, which provide partial lift in forward flight like some FPV racers.
cargo  UAV  drone  tailsitter  multicopter  quadcopter  tilt  hardware  electronics  devices  flight  dynamics  research  technology  Delicious 
september 2015 by asteroza
Preorder Snap Flying Camera from Vantage Robotics
Interesting structural concept, using magnets to secure the rotor cages as a subassembly that can safely break apart during a crash landing, but the weight of the permenet magnets might be troublesome...
snap  quadcopter  multicopter  UAV  drone  magnetic  body  structure  hardware  electronics  devices  Delicious 
september 2015 by asteroza
Home - yeair!
Uses 4 two stroke engines for endurance, with electric assist motors on the shafts for boost/fine control for navigation. Not quite a series hybrid, and kinda big.
europe  germany  hybrid  electric  assist  gasoline  two  stoke  quadcopter  multicopter  helicopter  UAV  drone  cargo  long  endurance  Delicious 
may 2015 by asteroza
OFM Hyper 330 Ultimate FPV Racing Quadcopter | Only Flying Machines
Interesting tilt mechanism to keep the body level during accelerated forward flight. Is the added weight worth the effort? Might be for keeping the FPV video camera stable and staying aerodynamic, compared to a tilt stance regular quad with compensating video camera gimbal.
tiltrotor  quadcopter  helicopter  multicopter  FPV  UAV  drone  hardware  electronics  devices  racing  Delicious 
april 2015 by asteroza
Homemade RC Millennium Falcon Is The Drone You've Always Dreamed Of Flying
This would probably even cooler with FPV, but I wonder how much the shell's weight hurts performance...
quadcopter  scifi  millennium  falcon  RC  star  wars  hardware  electronics  devices  fandom  fan  humor  Delicious 
february 2015 by asteroza
Paketkopter
Zippy, but surprised it isn't a tail sitter. Though if it really carried hard drives, then it really would be a packet copter of sorts. Maybe an update to RFC1149?
DHL  packetcopter  cargo  quadcopter  quadrotor  helicopter  drone  UAV  delivery  package  hardware  electronics  devices  research  technology  Delicious 
september 2014 by asteroza
Unmanned Systems Australia
Google X's tailsitter cargo UAV work is being done with these guys.
google  tailsitter  VTOL  quadrotor  quadcopter  helicopter  UAV  cargo  package  delivery  drone  research  technology  australia  Delicious 
august 2014 by asteroza
Game of Drones - If it flies, it fights
Tough unbreakable acrylic frame UAV, though that means the force of impact ends up getting absorbed by something else that will break...
acrylic  plastic  airframe  frame  quadcopter  helicopter  UAV  drone  durability  hardware  electronics  devices  Delicious 
june 2014 by asteroza
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