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Pascal Fust commented on Charles Blouin's blog post Crowfunding Update, Four Years Later
"How about the Krossblade SkyProwler? Launched end of 2016, first deliveries only around end of 2017. Some backers are obviously still waiting..."
Oct 7
Bart Theys commented on Charles Blouin's blog post Crowfunding Update, Four Years Later
"Nice overview and indeed quite some companies who are still around. Also check "Quadshot" on kickstarter, now "transition robotics" and ComQuest Ventures Vertex, to name some."
Aug 28
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Crowfunding Update, Four Years Later

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 late. Surprisingly, however, most (10 out of 17) crowdfunding matured in…See More
Aug 27

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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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Crowfunding Update, Four Years Later

Posted on August 27, 2019 at 9:30am 2 Comments

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 late. Surprisingly, however, most (10 out…

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Challenges in Designing a User-Contributed Motor and Propeller Database

Posted on March 15, 2019 at 8:36pm 8 Comments

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.…

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Pacific Drone Challenge

Posted on January 16, 2018 at 2:29pm 10 Comments

The Pacific Drone Challenge, inspired by the Xprize, has the goal of pushing the boundaries of what is possible with civilian drones. You have to do it for your name in the history books as there is no financial prize. Could…

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Thrust Stand for Large Motors

Posted on October 26, 2017 at 11:00am 1 Comment

My colleague and I received a lot of help from the DIYDrones community two years ago when we launched the Series 1580 with our company RCbenchmark. We had just finished our masters in robotics. After a lot of work, we are now releasing the Series 1780, a dyno to test motors and propellers producing up to 25 kgf of thrust.

Although this…

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