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Troy Mestler commented on John Dennings's blog post 4 hour fuel cell powered quad
"I'm curious to see if they can break the 129 minute record  for battery-powered multi rotors. If they can't then there is no point to this. Also curious to see how much power headroom is left or if they are pushing the fuel cell to…"
May 9, 2015
Troy Mestler replied to Dave Shrader's discussion Gas Hybrid Quad Rotor UAV?
"haha--is that yours? it's a beast."
Apr 30, 2015
Troy Mestler commented on Thomas J Coyle III's blog post Hybrid Power Could Help Drone Delivery Take Off
"@ Rob: I agree with you that a traditional gas helicopter will have longer flight times than a series hybrid multi rotor, and yes, Top Flight's statement is incorrect. But I think there are some other benefits of the series hybrid approach…"
Apr 30, 2015
Troy Mestler replied to Dave Shrader's discussion Gas Hybrid Quad Rotor UAV?
"Hi Justin, I agree with you that the series hybrid drone is less efficient than a gas engine linked to 4 variable pitch props. But I do think it is more robust in the sense that with a series hybrid there are no belts/gears/axles and that in case…"
Apr 28, 2015
Troy Mestler replied to Dave Shrader's discussion Gas Hybrid Quad Rotor UAV?
"Hi All, The company I work for, SkyFront, has created a gas-electric hybrid multirotor. For those who had any doubt, it is indeed possible to do this, even with the additional weight of the generator/motors and all. And using this setup, it can get…"
Apr 21, 2015
Troy Mestler replied to Anna Tian's discussion Best open source autopilots v.s. commercial autopilots for conventional fixed wing unmanned aircraft usage
"So awesome."
Jan 29, 2015
Gary McCray left a comment for Troy Mestler
"Hi Troy, I responded to your Blog post re multiblade props and X8 - multi, hope it helps. Best Regards, Gary"
Oct 22, 2014
Troy Mestler replied to Ewen Rankin's discussion One Hour Flight Times - Specs
"Hi Gary, Thanks for your response.  Do you think that having another blade on the propeller might solve the teetering caused by "asymmetric thrust"? Having another blade (or two) might average out that effect similar to how…"
Oct 22, 2014
Troy Mestler replied to Ewen Rankin's discussion One Hour Flight Times - Specs
"what kinds of problems have you had with slow turning props?"
Oct 22, 2014
Troy Mestler commented on Chris Anderson's blog post "Spaxels" light painting with swarming drones
"This is the future."
Sep 29, 2014

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At 6:14pm on October 22, 2014, Gary McCray said…

Hi Troy,

I responded to your Blog post re multiblade props and X8 - multi, hope it helps.

Best Regards,

Gary

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