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Joe Renteria commented on Joe Renteria's blog post Flying car, or whatever we call them these days.
"Hi John, this one comes in at just over 21 feet, so yes, it would fit inside of a single car garage. Roll has never been much of an issue. I thought it would be. Smaller rotor angles mean less roll authority, but also lower PIDs. I had a 5 degree…"
Oct 1
John Hestness commented on Joe Renteria's blog post Flying car, or whatever we call them these days.
"I like it, a lot. Do you think a two passenger version could fit inside of a single car garage? It looks like the unique critical issue is making sure there is enough roll authority to overcome all possible internal and external forces. I'm…"
Oct 1
QuadrotorThai Tevada commented on Joe Renteria's blog post Flying car, or whatever we call them these days.
"Nice"
Oct 1
Joe Renteria commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Eagles vs Drones (spoiler: Eagles win)
"I knew this happened, had no idea it was such an issue. What about some crazy led lighting?"
Sep 30
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Flying car, or whatever we call them these days.

This flying car concept is based on a scaled up version of our hoverbike which has a small scale working prototype. Featuring a monocoque frame and redundant propulsion, this flying car concept is roughly designed around the eight rotor propulsion systems of…See More
Sep 30
Joe Renteria commented on Dmitry Skotnikov's blog post Just would like to share our progress in wireless power for drones
"Hey, you should update your link to your press release. There is an extra comma at the end of your url, causing it to go to a "not found" page..."
Sep 9
Joe Renteria commented on Joe Renteria's blog post Inline Quadcopter/Speederbike - Redwoods State Park
"Thank you Nadia."
Aug 14
Nadia Nilsen commented on Joe Renteria's blog post Inline Quadcopter/Speederbike - Redwoods State Park
"As an avid SW fan I can only say bravo! Lol."
Aug 14
Joe Renteria commented on Joe Renteria's blog post Inline Quadcopter/Speederbike - Redwoods State Park
"Thanks JB. I have one other video, here: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IcuL-G5TL7w You can see it flying a few laps in my front room. Motor angle compliments rotor torque, so yaw is quite good..."
Aug 12
JB commented on Joe Renteria's blog post Inline Quadcopter/Speederbike - Redwoods State Park
"That's really cool. I like the layout.  Do you have a video of it showing yaw authority?"
Aug 12
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MarioSpeedwagon commented on Joe Renteria's blog post Inline multirotor/hoverbike prototype
"What have I been doing with my life?! I need one of these. "
Aug 2
Jose Luis Cortes commented on Joe Renteria's blog post Inline multirotor/hoverbike prototype
"yes, I understand, nice development! yes, we went to Dallas, sorry for say you nothing, I have a permanent work overload and I cannot attend to matters as I should.  "
Jul 27
Jose Luis Cortes commented on Joe Renteria's blog post Inline multirotor/hoverbike prototype
"Wow, I do not understand how it works, it's pretty amazing!it is like a inverted pendulum, is it?"
Jul 27
John Hestness commented on Joe Renteria's blog post Inline multirotor/hoverbike prototype
"Really nice work Joe, add a LIDAR and some GPU's and you'll be ready for a high speed get away through the forest. My first thought would have been to go right left right left with the props, but you have right left left right working…"
Jul 26
Joe Renteria commented on Joe Renteria's blog post Hover Bike/Bicopter - New multirotor configuration
Jul 23

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Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
I am a Pixhawk flyer, and am working on several VTOL airframe concepts. You can see my progress so far at electronflight.com.
Hometown:
Beaumont, California

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Flying car, or whatever we call them these days.

Posted on September 30, 2017 at 4:26pm 3 Comments

This flying car concept is based on a scaled up version of our hoverbike which has a small scale working prototype. Featuring a monocoque frame and redundant propulsion, this flying car concept is roughly designed around the eight…

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Inline Quadcopter/Speederbike - Redwoods State Park

Posted on August 10, 2017 at 12:30pm 4 Comments

Update to this recent post

I was passing through Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park last week and happened to have this prototype in the rental car.  The scenes from the…

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Tilt rotor/SLT hybrid

Posted on February 21, 2017 at 10:46am 6 Comments

Separate lift/thrust systems are growing fast in popularity, to the point that there are already a variety of commercially available systems.  They seem to be the future and continually get better.  Thanks to our developers, Ardupilot has some great features like holding position with forward thrust and is becoming very…

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Static thrust optimized EDFs

Posted on December 15, 2016 at 12:17pm 9 Comments

UAS Vision published an article on these EDFs optimized for static thrust.  Something I am constanly googling around for but never seem to find...

"The pan-European Neva Aerospace consortium, which is developing heavy-duty…

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Comment Wall (5 comments)

At 1:04pm on June 29, 2015, Winfried Rijssenbeek said…

Nice things on your blog! 

Yes we got the comments, but that is OK. if you have no experience, you might worry. Think your little 4 prop plane is interesting!

At 3:02pm on November 18, 2015, Jon Russ said…

Hi Joe, great design.  What software did you uses to animate? 

At 3:28pm on November 18, 2015, Jon Russ said…

Good to know, Joe.  I worked on a related idea several years ago.  The intent was to transition from a quadcopter to a flying rotor.  Essentially a free rotor (the helicopter equivalent of a flying wing) that would uses the torque and thrust from one set of motors to drive the entire air frame.  The unused motors could be shut down to conserve power.  The fuselage would be a symmetrical tube hanging from the rotor hub and spin with the rotor. Video would be captured with a wide angle fish eye lens.  The video would then be synchronized with the rotation speed to provide imagery at any point within the field of view.  The whole vehicle would fold down like an umbrella for storage in a hardened tube.

At 9:44am on November 19, 2015, Jon Russ said…

Sorry, no pics as I didn't pursue the idea to a full build.  The cyclic was going to be controlled by the servos that rotated the wing/arms from a vertical to horizontal position.  As the rotor rotated the servos would be synchronized to change the angle of attack of their respective blades opposite the intended direction of travel.

At 11:00am on November 19, 2015, Jon Russ said…

Joe,

Servo actuation has been shown to be consistently quicker than differential thrust.  One of the benefits of using servos in the rotor hub is that you are able to ditch all the mechanical linkages that can be pesky and transition to a "fly by wire" hub.

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