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Kite / foil for extending range

Started this discussion. Last reply by Randy Jones Dec 27, 2018. 4 Replies

Would it be feasible to have a retracting rectangular parachute draped on the frame to increase range when cruising? During take-off or maneuvers it would be pulled taut against the top of the frame…Continue

 

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Randy Jones replied to Randy Jones's discussion Kite / foil for extending range
"I see transition occurring two ways, either a gradual spool out while moving forward, or a sudden release / drop from stationary. I'm interested in using just the rotors to control direction of flight, and a single servo to spool in / out, so…"
Dec 27, 2018
Sam Worthington replied to Randy Jones's discussion Kite / foil for extending range
"In principle, it should be feasible, but transition would be a challenge. The 'chute would act like an air break on release and would probably be best placed at the centre of drag. This will change as the forward flight speed changed, but…"
Dec 27, 2018
João Henrique replied to Randy Jones's discussion Kite / foil for extending range
"Really looks feasible. But the drone would to dive to generate conditions for the opening process of the parachute/glider. Isn´t a VTOL what you want to build? I think a paraglider have to "fight with/against the wind"... But agree…"
Dec 20, 2018
Andrew Murphy replied to Randy Jones's discussion Kite / foil for extending range
"This should be flight tested immediately."
Dec 19, 2018
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Kite / foil for extending range

Would it be feasible to have a retracting rectangular parachute draped on the frame to increase range when cruising? During take-off or maneuvers it would be pulled taut against the top of the frame but a servo would spool it out and then the drone acts like the motor on a paraglider.See More
Dec 19, 2018

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