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My new coaxial copter project...Imperial Probe Droid

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Murphy Feb 21, 2018. 19 Replies

My buddy Sean who makes the Aerotestra quadcopter told me I should post my new project here on DIY Drones because people would like seeing it...I am assembling a coaxial tube shaped waterproof drone…Continue

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Andrew Murphy replied to Rotorflyte's discussion My new coaxial copter project...Imperial Probe Droid
"I've got that motor set stashed somewhere at the bottom of a storage bin. Did you ever get any data from your tests you can plot?"
Feb 21, 2018
Rotorflyte replied to Rotorflyte's discussion My new coaxial copter project...Imperial Probe Droid
"It didn't go very far. I built a few flying skeletal versions but did not develop it any further. It would be a neat project, but I'm extremely involved with a far more interesting project right now."
Feb 21, 2018
Anmh replied to Rotorflyte's discussion My new coaxial copter project...Imperial Probe Droid
"Hi, I knew it been long time this project... but can you advise final state of it? Thank in advance, Anmh"
Feb 21, 2018
Drone-University.com replied to Rotorflyte's discussion My new coaxial copter project...Imperial Probe Droid
"Great project. If this motor is the 375w HK one as I suspect, check twice the magnets as they have a tendendy to unglue"
Feb 28, 2015
Rotorflyte replied to Rotorflyte's discussion My new coaxial copter project...Imperial Probe Droid
"I made this very quick rough mockup of the general layout. Luckily there are few components to a coaxial copter. The control vanes will be in the lower main body as the airflow will travel through the entire center of the craft. Using some deep…"
Aug 10, 2014
Jon Oakley replied to Rotorflyte's discussion My new coaxial copter project...Imperial Probe Droid
"Hmm yeah they probably would want some royalties on that. I wonder if the uninterrupted airflow from a gimbaled setup might offset the weight? I think if you kept the rotational axies (sp?) centered between the two rotors it would require very…"
Aug 10, 2014
Rotorflyte replied to Rotorflyte's discussion My new coaxial copter project...Imperial Probe Droid
"It would be necessary to have a contract with Disney / Lucasfilm since it's their material. But it is certainly something I've given thought to.  That's a good idea using a gimbal. But I think the added weight and complexity…"
Aug 10, 2014
Jon Oakley replied to Rotorflyte's discussion My new coaxial copter project...Imperial Probe Droid
"Man, when you get this up and running I hope you offer a kit form! I would love to have one of these patrolling my yard!!"
Aug 10, 2014
Rotorflyte replied to Rotorflyte's discussion My new coaxial copter project...Imperial Probe Droid
"Testing went well. The unit flew, although a bit unstable at times.  I was able to gather enough data to start the creation of the final airframe that the Probe Droid will be based on. The inner duct, motor mount, and battery tray will be made…"
Aug 10, 2014
Rotorflyte replied to Rotorflyte's discussion My new coaxial copter project...Imperial Probe Droid
"So it barely flies...which is what I expected given the weight. I tried to run a tether from the tip cone to suspend the drone for flight testing, but it adversely effects the unit. So I'll try to assemble a super simple outrigger landing gear."
Aug 9, 2014
Atiwat replied to Rotorflyte's discussion My new coaxial copter project...Imperial Probe Droid
"I don't know, what the happen when flying. It look heavy. but you're great to create it. Thank for picture."
Aug 9, 2014
Rotorflyte replied to Rotorflyte's discussion My new coaxial copter project...Imperial Probe Droid
"Yes...you are very correct. In fact I think there is a good chance the control vanes will break off during the first few flights. But I can always increase their thickness to deal with this. You're also correct about the excess load on the…"
Aug 8, 2014
Jon Oakley replied to Rotorflyte's discussion My new coaxial copter project...Imperial Probe Droid
"Nice! What I meant by inverting the control planes was moving the pivot point to the leading (upper) edge. It looks like you have it setup for the trailing edge now and I would think that tend to put excessive load on the servo and encourage the…"
Aug 8, 2014
Rotorflyte replied to Rotorflyte's discussion My new coaxial copter project...Imperial Probe Droid
"Very good...! 1 million points for you. Yes, I am going to duct the props. The motor/prop assembly will be situated in the 'head' of the Droid. The 'body' of the droid will also be part of the duct. It will be made entirely from…"
Aug 8, 2014
Jon Oakley replied to Rotorflyte's discussion My new coaxial copter project...Imperial Probe Droid
"Very cool man! How will this arrangement fit into the probe droid body? Are you thinking something along the lines of a ducted fan setup drawing through the vertical axis of the body? Also, I am wondering if it wouldnt be better to invert the…"
Aug 8, 2014
Rotorflyte replied to Rotorflyte's discussion My new coaxial copter project...Imperial Probe Droid
"Yes, the test rig is not finished yet. I'll be machining the final pieces tomorrow morning. And yes, it is heavy. But it is a test assembly only. I wrote the cnc code last night and machined the pieces this morning. The second control vane is…"
Aug 7, 2014

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I'm the smartest stupid guy you'll ever meet.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
I have been helping Sean at Aerotestra with some of his projects, but I've got two of my own... A coaxial camera platform for GoPro and a coaxial IMPERIAL PROBE DROID.
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