"Rob and Gary,
It's a nice little chopper and an impressive video. Issue with all conventional helicopters is that they are difficult to pilot and very expensive to maintain.
Flying choppers like this will be a manual task for the foreseeable…"
"This thread that Brad started in 2012 remains very interesting! I notice that over the years I have come back various times.
I have build a "large scale electric multicopter" for personal flight and together with a small group of people…"
"Thank you Paul. Weight of the batteries is a little over 25 pounds and flight time is limited to just several minutes. We build this model as a technology demonstrator. We learned a lot in the process and are using that for our new prototype that…"
"For those interested in our endeavor, we now have website as well as some more videos.
Video of our first manned flight
There is a lot of knowledge at readers at DIYDrones. I'm looking forward to you comments."
Sky-Hopper first manned flight!Last weekend we made our first unrestricted free flight. This makes us one of handful of global endeavors to have achieved such a goal. The flight itself went remarkable uneventful. Everything worked as it should do…
"John, I'm not to worried about the inertia of a 18" prop in relation to the weight and drag of the aircraft. I'm experimenting with a multicopter with 12 30" props and I'm having little issue with inertia. Even with…"