John C Hansen's Discussions (14)

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Tricopter vs Quadcopter vs Hexacopter

When thinking through the three different designs, I am pondering what would be the desirable traits of a Tri, Quad, or Hex, if the overall flight capability of each were the same in terms of the same lift, endurance, and speed.

Now I feel I should as

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Quad vs Hex

are there some inherent differences between quad copters and hexacopters. What would make a designer choose 4 or 6 propellers? Is there a sweet spot for lift capacity with a quad vs the sweet spot for lift capacity of a hex? What is that sweet spot?

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