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Solar powered drone

Started this discussion. Last reply by d j Jul 4. 17 Replies

Hi,It looks like a few people have tried, and sometimes have found success, in making completely solar-powered drones. As someone with little drone making experience, how can I expect to replicate…Continue

 

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d j replied to qrun's discussion Solar powered drone
"Ok, I did it https://hackaday.io/project/166375-magic-flying-solar-carpet Magic Flying Solar Carpet Magic Flying Solar Carpet Project is on on Hackaday You are welcome to join our R&D team"
Jul 4
d j replied to qrun's discussion Solar powered drone
"Thank you. You are free to email me at manta103g@gmail.com Hackaday is a nice place for the Magic Solar Panel Project or Flying Solar Panel Project supporting chat, multimedia and more nice features, attracting others to join in and support…"
Jul 4
qrun replied to qrun's discussion Solar powered drone
"Hi Darius, will do. Do you have any other form of contact so we can keep in touch? I added you as a friend - please accept so I can message you my email address."
Jul 2
d j replied to qrun's discussion Solar powered drone
"not sure why my last reply doesn't seem to be visible ""Ok, you did it. I can build 3 all solar drones. Since it's not easy to get public funding and…" keep trying to get it back in full"
Jul 2
d j replied to qrun's discussion Solar powered drone
"Ok, you did it. I can build 3 all solar drones. Since it's not easy to get public funding and free workers ( students) as in case SG's university I need to build a team (I live in Europe), looking for private funding. For the first I…"
Jul 1
qrun replied to qrun's discussion Solar powered drone
"I dont think it is impossible. An autonomous 100% solar-powered quadcopter was created in NUS. http://news.nus.edu.sg/press-releases/solar-powered-quadcopter It doesn't look very stable, but it is one example of hitting the sweet spot…"
Jun 30
d j replied to qrun's discussion Solar powered drone
"I carefully followed the success mission of powered glider called Zephyr And what you call "other people have achieved at least long flight times" is $MM  budget funded project " solar-powered robotic plane, dubbed Zephyr,…"
Jun 30
qrun replied to qrun's discussion Solar powered drone
"yeah, but i realize quadcopters dont have the surface area and dont have lift to lessen the amt of power required"
Jun 28
Andrew Murphy replied to qrun's discussion Solar powered drone
"Hi there, just to be clear are you saying you want to build a solar powered quadcopter because it is less complex than a solar powered fixed wing aircraft because it only has to hover? And you want the solar powered aircraft to stay aloft for weeks?"
Jun 28
qrun replied to qrun's discussion Solar powered drone
"It seems that other people have achieved at least long (not perpetual) flight times by using this model of recharging batteries with solar during the day. The drone also would have to fly at a relatively low latitude, and again unlike projects like…"
Jun 27
d j replied to qrun's discussion Solar powered drone
"follow-up the company developing Perovskite Thin Film  printed PV cells, claiming 10-15% efficiency is not ready yet to offer market product. There is a chinese company selling semi-flexible solar cells, which can be lightweight to lower…"
Jun 27
d j replied to qrun's discussion Solar powered drone
""The drone would take the energy stored from the day and use it in the night. It needs to be in the air with as little downtime as possible Not feasible idea since you are limited by a size, weight and capacity of the drone installed…"
Jun 27
qrun replied to qrun's discussion Solar powered drone
"The drone would take the energy stored from the day and use it in the night. It needs to be in the air with as little downtime as possible, and as you mentioned, solar energy can power the drone during the day and even give additional power to be…"
Jun 27
d j replied to qrun's discussion Solar powered drone
"What is hot about PV today is printed solar PV film Two years ago price was prohibitive https://infinitypv.com/shop/solar-cells/1m-110mm-bidirectional-solar-tape-3 offers 2-3% efficiency PV foil for edu, demo there is just another company,…"
Jun 26

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RM Aviation replied to qrun's discussion Solar powered drone
""In theory you are right but in practice you don't need extra solar payload if the drone should be operated through the night" could you expand on that thought Darius? I would be very interested in your solar film details, please…"
Jun 25
d j replied to qrun's discussion Solar powered drone
""Though if I need the drone to work through the night, I will need a battery, right?  In theory you are right but in practice you don't need extra solar payload if the drone should be operated through the night"
Jun 25

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