Looks like the folks at HobbyKing has fully embraced the Multicopter revolution.  To that end, they've created a contest for 2012, the goal of which is to lift our favourite beverages, BEER!  They don't say whether the beer cans need to be full or empty.  I think the goal is to lift as much weight as possible.  So there may be the obvious incentive of lifting many empty beer cans, versus smaller number sadly full cans.

Link to contest is here.

Views: 1864

Comment by Jack Crossfire on April 4, 2012 at 3:50pm

Now we can see all the videos with white guys are actually shot in Hong Kong with expatriots. 

Comment by Ellison Chan on April 4, 2012 at 4:35pm

Looked like the guy flying it is Russian.  I though they were in Europe somewhere, with the Heinekin beer can.

Comment by John Hestness on April 4, 2012 at 8:34pm

Brilliant!!!

Comment by Bradley J Carr on April 5, 2012 at 5:17am

Is anybody going to do this.  Or is it a scam

Comment by Ellison Chan on April 5, 2012 at 7:40am

Why would it be a scam?  Almost everyone on this forum has a Turnigy or Nanotech battery already,  Just shoot some video of it flying a can of beer and send it in.  What can you loose?

Comment by Bradley J Carr on April 5, 2012 at 8:00am

Well nothing.  I didn't know

Comment by Ellison Chan on April 5, 2012 at 8:13am

Well, hopefully there will be some Arducopter entries.  I'm sure the KK board they sell won't be able to do this stunt, unless the pilot is very good.

Comment by Bradley J Carr on April 5, 2012 at 8:45am

Well I am thinking about doing it just because it will be fun.  Thats why I am trying to find the payload of my 3DR quad with the 880 motors

Comment by Robert Sinclair on April 5, 2012 at 11:49am

If it's the math you're looking for, here's a lift calculator: http://personal.osi.hu/fuzesisz/strc_eng/index.htm

Comment by Ellison Chan on April 5, 2012 at 12:36pm

Typical can is 355ml, and beer is denser than water, so one can will weigh more than 355grams. My guess is that the 3DR frame will lift a can barely.  However, if you plan to win, you're probably going to have to build a Y6 or Hex at least.

Comment

You need to be a member of DIY Drones to add comments!

Join DIY Drones

Groups

Season Two of the Trust Time Trial (T3) Contest 
A list of all T3 contests is here. The current round, the Drone Delivery Challenge, is here

© 2014   Created by Chris Anderson.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service