"I'm curious to see if they can break the 129 minute record for battery-powered multi rotors. If they can't then there is no point to this. Also curious to see how much power headroom is left or if they are pushing the fuel cell to its absolute…"
I agree with you that a traditional gas helicopter will have longer flight times than a series hybrid multi rotor, and yes, Top Flight's statement is incorrect. But I think there are some other benefits of the series hybrid approach that are…"
I agree with you that the series hybrid drone is less efficient than a gas engine linked to 4 variable pitch props.
But I do think it is more robust in the sense that with a series hybrid there are no belts/gears/axles and that in case…"
The company I work for, SkyFront, has created a gas-electric hybrid multirotor. For those who had any doubt, it is indeed possible to do this, even with the additional weight of the generator/motors and all. And using this setup, it can get…"
Do you think that having another blade on the propeller might solve the teetering caused by "asymmetric thrust"? Having another blade (or two) might average out that effect similar to how it's averaged out with…"