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Bart Theys commented on Hugues's blog post DIY design & build of a foldable 300 class quadcopter (9" props)
"Very nice! Is this for personal use/fun or did you make it especially for some application?"
Aug 2
Bart Theys commented on Alexandre Mainardi (Nuvem UAV)'s blog post THOR hybrid UAV hovers like a helicopter, flies like a plane
"Very cool, and impressive control! "
Jul 28
Bart Theys commented on Ewoud Smeur's blog post Cyclone Hybrid Vehicle (Tailsitter)
"Very nice Ewout! So your control is (much?) better than the control of the Wingtra?"
Jul 27
Karl Busenknecht commented on Bart Theys's blog post Meet CargoCopter: our latest generation of high-speed, long-range drones
"Is this project open source? (the modified APM code, the design etc)"
Jun 9

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John Arne Birkeland commented on Bart Theys's blog post Meet CargoCopter: our latest generation of high-speed, long-range drones
"Rob, on racing drones that shape would definitely increase speed and stability in forward flight. But when doing aggressive maneuvers with a fpv racer, you want the drone to 'drop like a rock' when you cut the throttle."
Jun 1
Ouroboros commented on Bart Theys's blog post Meet CargoCopter: our latest generation of high-speed, long-range drones
"Can you describe more about the reasons for the evolution from the highly angled 2015 design to a nearly 90 degree tailsitter design for 2017?"
Jun 1
iftikhar khan commented on Bart Theys's blog post Meet CargoCopter: our latest generation of high-speed, long-range drones
"i am interesting to buy this  Cargo Copters if you are inerseting tel me iftikharsaddatkhan@gmail.com wating reply "
Jun 1
iftikhar khan commented on Bart Theys's blog post Meet CargoCopter: our latest generation of high-speed, long-range drones
"i am interesting to buy this  Cargo Copters if you are inerseting tel me iftikharsaddatkhan@gmail.com wating reply "
Jun 1
John Rambo commented on Bart Theys's blog post Which one has the highest range: VTOL, helicopter, multi-rotor (or flying squirrel?)
"A good article indeed, but all the math could have been simply replaced with a single formula and a single chart - "an advance ratio" (http://www.nar-associates.com/technical-flying/propeller/cruise_propeller_efficiency_screen.pdf)."
Jun 1
Chris Cloutier commented on Bart Theys's blog post Meet CargoCopter: our latest generation of high-speed, long-range drones
"Brilliant design, I love the hybrid concept that bridges the gap. How are the flight characteristics with varying payloads?  Because your payload bay seems far forward of the CG, I'd imagine you may experience issues with different weight…"
May 31
Stijn Debecker commented on Bart Theys's blog post Meet CargoCopter: our latest generation of high-speed, long-range drones
"@Hugues, We are only using Septentrio RTK for the moment but we are also working on a visual sensor. @Darrell, If it fits in our schedule we are definitely joining the Outback Challenge :-). "
May 31
Darrell Burkey commented on Bart Theys's blog post Meet CargoCopter: our latest generation of high-speed, long-range drones
"Wow, that is really impressive. Why don't you bring one over to Australia and join the fun at the Outback Challenge?"
May 30
Brandin Sloms commented on Bart Theys's blog post Meet CargoCopter: our latest generation of high-speed, long-range drones
"Very nice design! I can tell you have put a lot of work into this. What is the actual range and speed with a 2kg payload in the cargo bay?  Also do you have a video showing the  landing/takeoff with a 2kg payload, and maybe a little bit of…"
May 30

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Hugues commented on Bart Theys's blog post Meet CargoCopter: our latest generation of high-speed, long-range drones
"congrats guys! I assume you are using Septentrio RTK to land back in your starting "box"? or are you also using visual intelligence and/or IR lock ?"
May 30
Rob_Lefebvre commented on Bart Theys's blog post Meet CargoCopter: our latest generation of high-speed, long-range drones
"Ok, I wondered, as I know how difficult it is to lift 5kg.  Still, 2kg at that speed and range is a nice spec for a lot of applications.I actually think that racing quads should evolve to look a lot like this...  It's just the natural…"
May 30
Bart Theys commented on Bart Theys's blog post Meet CargoCopter: our latest generation of high-speed, long-range drones
"Hi Rob, I recently read some very success story about you too (congratz!). The large one on the picture and the video has a payload space of > 6 liters but the propulsion system currently installed is not meant for a 5kg payload. 5kg is possible…"
May 30

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I'm an mechanical/aeronautical engineer doing a PhD at KU Leuven about optimization of multirotors for high speed and long range for the purpose of automatic package delivery.
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Leuven

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Meet CargoCopter: our latest generation of high-speed, long-range drones

Posted on May 29, 2017 at 3:00pm 15 Comments

At KU Leuven we have been developing a new generation of drones to double the speed and range of conventional multi-rotor drones.

For quite some years already, multi-rotor drones…

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Which one has the highest range: VTOL, helicopter, multi-rotor (or flying squirrel?)

Posted on January 12, 2017 at 8:00am 14 Comments

With the increasing interest in the use of multi-rotor UAVs for long range applications such as pipeline inspection, large-area mapping, transporting packages or even people, the question arises: “how far can they fly?”.  

In this post I’ll present a theoretical approach, an experiment and a conclusion to answer this question. Let’s start with some basic theory that can be used for all flying things. The distance d that a UAV can cover, flying at a constant…

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VertiKUL 2: our second generation of transitioning VTOL UAV for automated aerial transport

Posted on September 25, 2015 at 8:30am 9 Comments

At the University of Leuven (KU Leuven) we are working hard on improving performance of multi-rotor UAVs in terms of flight speed, endurance and possible payload, with the application of…

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Design of a multi-rotor VTOL UAV and docking station for automated aerial transport

Posted on July 14, 2014 at 7:00am 64 Comments



Last academic year at KU Leuven, we designed, built and test flown a VTOL UAV: the VertiKul. During this project we gratefully made use of the info and support of the DIY Drones community and therefore we would like to share our results on this project.

The VertiKul is designed for automated aerial…

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Comment Wall (3 comments)

At 3:10am on March 26, 2015, Jerome Need said…

Hallo Bart,

Zit nu in het buitenland. Volgende week neem ik weer contact op.

Jerome

At 6:53am on August 30, 2015, Karl Busenknecht said…

Hi Bart,


Do you have the Firmware compiled Online? Couldn't compile what you guys put on Github

At 3:48am on March 7, 2016, Stéphane said…

Hi Bart, yes we want to deliver medicines in Madagascar before the end of the year here is my Email address: stephane@aerialmetric.com - skype: stephane.bihr

Regards

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