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Peter Dobber replied to Brad Hughey's discussion The Case for Large-Scale Electric Multicopters
"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…"
Apr 30
Peter Dobber replied to Brad Hughey's discussion The Case for Large-Scale Electric Multicopters
"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…"
Apr 28
Peter Dobber posted a status
"Great article on Newatlas: http://newatlas.com/sky-hopper-manned-multicopter/47974/ Sky-Hopper: Another manned multirotor project to watch"
Feb 17
Peter Dobber posted a status
"Video of the scaled prototype: https://youtu.be/VlqCFukI4_E"
Feb 5
Peter Dobber posted a status
"Here's a video of a scale model of our next manned drone: https://youtu.be/1YM_mUFxL1k"
Jan 21
Peter Dobber replied to Jim's discussion Manned drone project - interested?
"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…"
Dec 14, 2016
Peter Dobber replied to Jim's discussion Manned drone project - interested?
"For those interested in our endeavor, we now have website as well as some more videos.  Website: Sky-Hopper.com Video of our first manned flight There is a lot of knowledge at readers at DIYDrones. I'm looking forward to you comments."
Dec 14, 2016
Peter Dobber posted a status
"A video of our manned multicopter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Omv_WdryGRc"
Oct 18, 2016
Peter Dobber posted a photo

Peter in flight, 25-9-16, #1

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…
Oct 1, 2016
Peter Dobber commented on Tipu's blog post Hobbyking seems "Serious" now
Aug 20, 2016
Peter Dobber commented on Tipu's blog post Hobbyking seems "Serious" now
"Tom, yes, good progress. I'm lifting 135 kg with a multicopter using these motors and props."
Aug 20, 2016
Peter Dobber posted a status
"Making good progress with my manned multicopter: https://www.facebook.com/Sky-Hopper-1856511447908122/"
Aug 7, 2016
Peter Dobber commented on Tiaan Roux's blog post ALTI Transition 6 hour VTOL cargo lifter
"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…"
Jun 29, 2016
Peter Dobber posted a status
"Boy in drone! Today we had a successful test flight with my son Max in the manned multicopter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rA5RbLqTo4U"
Jun 29, 2016
Peter Dobber posted a status
"Making nice progress with my person carrying multicopter. Check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_pcKHkFEBM"
Mar 13, 2016
Peter Dobber posted a photo
Nov 22, 2015

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About Me:
Since a few years very interested in multicopters. Started scratch building multicopters in 2014.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
Up-scaling multicopters to enable manned flight.
Hometown:
Heiloo

I'm building a manned multi copter with a small team. This weekend we finished the basis for the air-frame. If all goes well, we'll have our first manned flight in the spring of 2016.

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