This guy had a fleet of 5 drones made of bamboo and chainsaw engine or electric motor.
I found only news in French so far :
Tags: Afghanistan, Drone, Elali, Zemaraï, home, made
Many model aircraft are build with wood and gas powered motors. As long as the modeller has building skills planes can be made with almost any light weight material. There's nothing so special about this from my POV. Some of the quadcopters build by people on this very forum use wooden sticks for arms.
Wow, i'm really impressed... Normal cloth and all... To think that it flies so niceley...
the modeler has skill. good looking planes!
he is the afghan mcgyver :)
I converted my jdrones quad to a basswood-based quad after a crash. Its flight was pretty smooth. Converted to a basswood Y6, which worked for a few flights then eventually the wood started to fatigue a bit (vibration) since I had thru-hole mounting...
As the saying goes, if it has a CD (coef. of drag), you can make it fly.
I would say what makes it impressive is the lack of resources in Afghanistan... Good to see some innovation.
I guess that chainsaws would be fairly easy to get, but where did he get his props? Did he hand carve them?
Same as all of us: order them online.
why is this a drone and not a normal rc model?
Because "Drone" results in more article hits then "remote controlled airplane".
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