Joe Renteria
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Joe Renteria commented on Jose Luis Cortes's blog post HYBRiX, 3 hours and 35 minutes flight time in hover
"Great work..."
Wednesday
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
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
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
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 Sheila Harding's blog post 6 Drones You Must Know About as A Professional
"No Walkera Ladybird?"
Jun 29
Joe Renteria commented on Martin Rüedi's blog post The Wearable Groundstation
"Sexy..."
May 31
Joe Renteria commented on Jose Luis Cortes's blog post Quaternium HYBRiX at XPONENTIAL 2017
"I am actually already off on Monday and Tuesday, and could probably get Wednesday, maybe more.  So that is three available days.  Also, I am in California, so there is another issue.  What did you have in mind?  Feel free to…"
Apr 2
Joe Renteria commented on Jose Luis Cortes's blog post Quaternium HYBRiX at XPONENTIAL 2017
"Best of luck, wish I could help but my Spanish is not great. By the way, based on your post, your English is just fine..."
Mar 26
Joe Renteria commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Analyzing Parrot's latest financial report
"Wow. That is very nice Rob. You can't beat designing something in CAD, then printing it out..."
Mar 4
Joe Renteria commented on Joe Renteria's blog post Tilt rotor/SLT hybrid
"Hey Mateusz.  I am looking at all sizes, from small UAV to small manned aircraft.  Sizing was made roughly in comparison with the ehang184. The wingtips are tilted through differential thrust by the thrusters themselves.  The…"
Feb 24

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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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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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Helicopter Concept

Posted on November 22, 2016 at 3:25pm 15 Comments

Hello everyone, I have posted about this idea before in the form of an aircraft which could transition between vertical and horizontal flight.  While I believe it is possible, especially in the form of a flying wing, the response I have received from this site as well as other sources indicates that most…

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Monocopter Concept

Posted on October 15, 2016 at 6:20pm 7 Comments

Hey everyone, I would love to get your opinions on this concept...

I am working on a rotary wing design, and this is a monocopter version of it.  It has only two moving parts, the two propellers.  The two props drive the wing around an avionics hub while also controlling the pitch of the wing…

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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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