"Nice work Bill. I was going to do a BoxBotix BBCopter Redux this Summer to make something a bit simpler than what we have, but I see you have a great design going already. Are you going to release your files? Understand if not. I just don't want…"
"@HighVoltage Lots of focus on the frame and the components in this thread. All important but also just part of the overall system required to deliver a capability, or a set of capabilities. Here are some of the things I would look for in the…"
"@HighVoltage As others have pointed out it's a combo of low volume and high overhead. I would expect (hope) that at 65K they are offering a full spectrum solution and not just a frame. E.g. flight controller with some mission specific capabilities…"
"TFR's are typical for big events. Large area likely has to do with ability to control and/or intercept in crowded airspace. Not sure. Was not there. But FAA likely had input from those providing the intercept service, aka USAF. Please believe…"
"I see Golden Gate park just north of Presidio on the KB4UF map. I think it's a good resource but it may be giving a bit of a false impression regarding the real aviation activity in a given area. E.g. It makes it seem I can fly a few blocks away…"
"To gain additional insight I would suggest going to https://skyvector.com/ and search for SFO. Or just pan the map over to your area and zoom in. Class B Airspace is the blue rings around SFO - it is like an upside down wedding cake. SFC means it…"
"Yes, thanks Rob. Just can't bring myself to get into bigger R/C heli's, but you may change my mind. I flew CH-46's, which get's rid of that nasty tail rotor. Makes me want to create a tandem rotor BBot variant. Never enough time. Great info on…"
"Always interested in the details Rob. Very interesting data. We are also running KDE's. A bit of a mix right now until we settle on a good power setup. Right now it looks like BBCopter will work best with the 475kv and 14in props at 6s. Should…"
Thanks for sharing details. For those who are wondering just how much more efficient a trad hell might be: We have a quad that is getting 45 minutes but that's mostly hover work. It also weighs 14 pounds and needs a 22,000 6s. Running 4 x…"
"I have been struggling for a color scheme! Bucket of Chicken is on the list. Being from Fort Collins I was leaning towards can of microbrewery beer. But sadly I don't think the Flying Bucket would be a contender. And it's long since been…"