About

Gender

Male


Location

QC - Quebec


About Me:

Founder and designer of the RCbenchmark. M.S.c. Mech. Eng. in controls, drone enthousiaste,


Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

Motor and propeller testing, optimization.


Hometown:

Gatineau


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Charles Blouin posted a blog post
Four years ago, Chris Anderson posted a list of delayed Kickstarter campaigns. I was intrigued by this list and came back to it a few times over the years. 2014 and 2015 was the peak of the drone hype.Unsurprisingly, most crowdfunding campaigns were…
Aug 27, 2019
Charles Blouin commented on Charles Blouin's blog post Challenges in Designing a User-Contributed Motor and Propeller Database
"Hi Maxence,

For 1 and 3 - We have done tests to evaluate the effect of the arm on the test results. There is no simple answer to the variability, unfortunately. Our protocol requires recording the test environment. I made a post about this…"
Mar 18, 2019
Charles Blouin commented on Charles Blouin's blog post Challenges in Designing a User-Contributed Motor and Propeller Database
"@Wojciech Batog I understand your concern, and this is why we made the Series 1520: we started the company with hobbyists in minds. This is also partly why we made the database openly available: everyone can use it. The R&D costs for the tools are…"
Mar 17, 2019
Charles Blouin posted a blog post
I will discuss the challenges of designing this database. Searching for the right propulsion components for a UAV is tough. There is not much data available, and what is available from suppliers is not standardized or reliable. Even with the right…
Mar 15, 2019
Charles Blouin commented on Charles Blouin's blog post Brushless Motor Dynamometer from RCbenchmark
"@Bjoern Kellermann 3.5 years, later, we deliver the database! https://database.rcbenchmark.com/ The GUI can now upload data automatically. The database is still in alpha, but it is useable. We will implement more visualization features and a better…"
Feb 8, 2019
Charles Blouin commented on Dr Stephen Prior's blog post New book release: Optimizing Small Multi-Rotor Unmanned Aircraft: A Practical Design Guide
"We are waiting to receive ours!"
Oct 11, 2018
Charles Blouin commented on Kostas Alexis's blog post DARPA Subterranean Challenge - Team CERBERUS
"Last link is broken: https://www.subt-cerberus.org/

Good luck with the challenge!"
Oct 2, 2018
Charles Blouin commented on Chris Anderson's blog post OpenMV, my favorite computer vision module, now even faster and better
"I'm getting one!"
Sep 19, 2018
Charles Blouin commented on Kristaps Brass's blog post How we spent 8 days on an ice cap in Greenland and found a lost WWII P-38 fighter
"Thank you for this fascinating story!"
Sep 17, 2018
Charles Blouin commented on Nicolai Valenti's blog post 2 Hour flight time Hybrid quadcopter, for 2500€
"Great autonomy!"
Jul 30, 2018
Charles Blouin commented on Tao Du's blog post Flying a pentacopter after losing one motor
"Tricopters need a servo on at least one arm or the yaw will not be controllable."
Jul 27, 2018
Charles Blouin commented on Tao Du's blog post Flying a pentacopter after losing one motor
"Good work!"
Jul 25, 2018
Charles Blouin commented on Alexandre Mainardi (Nuvem UAV)'s blog post An underactuated propeller for attitude control in micro air vehicles
"Paper here.

That is a great idea to improve efficiency compared to four small rotors. The developer of the ESC founded IQ control."
Jun 7, 2018
Charles Blouin commented on Mike Isted's blog post Robot Operating System for Flight Monitoring and Control with PX4 – Getting Started
"That sounds great! I would love to see machine learning posts. I am working with a local university to develop a tutorial on RL + Mocap with the PX4."
May 16, 2018
Charles Blouin commented on Mike Isted's blog post Robot Operating System for Flight Monitoring and Control with PX4 – Getting Started
"Thanks for sharing. Great tutorial!"
May 14, 2018
Charles Blouin commented on Charles Blouin's blog post 10 km high flight with a 1kg quadcopter!
"Thrust is proportional to air density. Air density is exponentially lower with altitude. This means that the propellers will spin faster at higher altitude. Consequently, the limit is probably how fast your propellers can spin. You need to find a…"
Mar 23, 2018
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