Updates on HYBRiX multi-rotor by Quaternium

It's been a while since I published the last update about HYBRiX. We are very excited about how the development is evolving and more than happy with customers response.

For the past few weeks we have been working on finishing our MVP. it has a new look, new frame, more fuel tank capacity, quick release arms...

There are 2 versions, one  with 25 inch propellers and the other with 30 inch propellers. Some people seemed concerned about stability issues with big propellers, but I have to say that we are not detecting any issues and both configurations work really well.

In fact, last weeks we had very windy weather here and it is not a problem with Hybrix. It is very stable also with wind.

We are using Pixhawk as a flight controller and making it ruggedized! Aluminium enclosure and military connectors. It looks pretty awesome. We have done some RTL landings and automatic modes seem to run smoothly. We have solved all problems with vibrations.

Next step is to install a long-range system for 25km that we have been previously testing on Spidex and start carrying out some serious missions!

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Comment by Heung-Jin Choi on March 12, 2016 at 8:43pm

Yes, Good for long-range flying.

A Gas engine and generator provides DC power, is it correct?

How powerful gas engine is using in the quad rotor?

Comment by Anderl on March 13, 2016 at 4:23am

Desde luego ya habéis conseguido lo que nadie más ha logrado: 4 h de vuelo. Aprovechad para hacer una entrada en el guinness.

Un producto impactante. Enhorabuena.

Comment by JB on March 13, 2016 at 8:19am

I like! Still! ;-)

Comment by Antonie Kruger on March 13, 2016 at 10:34am

Agreed - very cool guys, keep up the good work...oh, send me one, I have real work for it:)

Comment by Ravi on March 13, 2016 at 6:35pm

I prefer it over the fuel cell. getting hydrogen cartridge for fuel cell is not practical. pls provide more details of the engine and the generator/alternator.

Comment by Digital Wings on March 14, 2016 at 7:10am
Nice job guys!
Comment by Jose Luis Cortes on March 14, 2016 at 8:50am

Hello, thanks to all!

Heung-Jin Choi: Yes, it consists of a 2 stroke engine, a generator, a small battery and multirotor is electric like any other.

Ravi: Yes, Hydrogen fuel cells seems not a practical approach right now, it is possible with very light multicopters but we are getting more than 2000W in a 3kg genset. 

Comment by Jimmy Oliver on March 14, 2016 at 10:52am

Is the battery a fuel cell? How is the charging ratio regulated?

Comment by Digital Wings on March 14, 2016 at 12:05pm
I love the design. How much noise does the engine produce?
Comment by Jose Luis Cortes on March 14, 2016 at 1:22pm

It is noisy!,

I think it is not problem to reduce noise but we are not working on it right now.

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