All Blog Posts Tagged 'lift' (11)

Hybrid Cargo Drone First prototype (15kg max weight at take-off)

After a few months of work, the first prototype is ready. In the video, we show some moments of construction and testing.

The propulsion system worked better than we expected, now we are focusing on a new generator that will allow staying in the air with 150 grams of fuel per hour (that's awesome if you think the weight at take-off is 5…


Added by Nicolai Valenti on January 8, 2018 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Generator on the drone, kickstarter project, test flight and new sketch of the gas generator

Okay, there is so much stuff in the title so let's start with the generator on the prototype 

This is the prototype, the generator is only for demonstration purpose because the generator at the moment is made from a nitro engine with all the connected problems (vibration and fuel consumption). A good…


Added by Nicolai Valenti on October 13, 2017 at 12:23pm — 15 Comments

3KG Lift test for my Cargo Drone, with video!

Today I've made a new test of 3KG payload drone, I'm working on a cargo drone since 2015 so this is a great result for me, I'm also working on autonomous flight system for my drone there is the newsletter of the project:

and here is the site:…


Added by Nicolai Valenti on July 28, 2017 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Cargo UAS set to deliver


Added by Thomas J Coyle III on July 25, 2014 at 11:30am — 16 Comments

Russian Heavy-LIft Hexacopter Breakthrough!

The Russian approach to aircraft design has always been famous for robustness and extreme simplicity, and this now extends to multicopters! Here's their latest, with these features: moving part count, zero;…


Added by Oliver on April 20, 2014 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

3DR Data Telemetry Basics - SteadiDrone QU4D

SteadiDrone QU4D - Data Telemetry from SteadiDrone on Vimeo.


We take a look at installation and some basic use of the 3DR Data Radios, many of the guys here know how this all works, but many others have no idea, so here's a very simple look at installation and…


Added by Duran - ALTI on April 1, 2014 at 12:30am — 2 Comments

DIY hook to carry and release cargo underneath 'Copter

Hi all,

Apologies for the video in portrait, hope it is still visible.

True to the DIY element of this community, I've devised a small, cheap and simple way to attach items of any kind to my Quadcopter and via a servo to release it.

It's quite simple yet effective, using one servo and some pieces of metal and a screw to mount…


Added by Stefan78 on February 21, 2013 at 11:00am — 7 Comments

Autonomous gas powered heavy lift quadcopter we are calling HLQ

Myself and three other Mechanical Engineering students are in our last year of college and we wanted to go out with a bang.... So we though, what would be fun to build as a senior project?

Well, we decided unanimously on building a heavy lift gas powered quadcopter. It will have a payload of 50lbs, variable pitch to allow quick maneuvers and two 12.5hp two-stroke hobby motors running parallel. Each rotor head will have four 435mm rotor blades making this UAV…


Added by Gabe on January 29, 2013 at 6:30pm — 51 Comments

Homemade Steadycam Hexacopter

This is my project, I have been working on it for a couple of months. Is not ready yet and certainly it's not good looking, need more work but here is a video of some features.

Note this is a Steadycam design based on ECILOP ideas. But with a Multiwii board instead of gyros. Multiwii is fixed to the steadycam…


Added by Alejandro Martin Pirola on January 6, 2013 at 7:30pm — 13 Comments

Small Girl Flying from Octocopter? Really?

We decided that it was time to test out the stability of the DJI Wookong M electronics on the CineStar 8 from FreeFly Systems.

So we flew a small girl around the park without making any gain adjustments in the DJI assistant.

Added by Nicholas Davidson on September 3, 2012 at 7:00am — 14 Comments

Which Flight Controller Drives this Quad?

This is a pretty large quadcopter.  I wonder what flight controller they are using.  Would it be great if we can get Arductoper branding on this? Definitely need custom code for the heavy lifting.

Added by Ellison Chan on April 22, 2012 at 9:00pm — 10 Comments

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