Nicolai Valenti's Blog (13)

Developing Long-Range (600km) electric UAV

This is our new concept for a long-range fixed-wing UAV. 

The benefits of having a long-range UAV in search and rescue operations as well as in urgent transportation of blood and medicines are astonishing in terms of costs and effectiveness.

Surveillance operations and mapping are also two sectors where a similar air vehicle is essential…


Added by Nicolai Valenti on March 22, 2019 at 8:34am — 4 Comments

CNC Machine 6040 for 650€

Ever wondered how to cut wood, plastic, thin carbon fiber pieces in order to make you drone frame, the ribs for your fixed wing plane or whatever you are trying to fabricate?

Check this new CNC out: …


Added by Nicolai Valenti on February 22, 2019 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

2 Hour flight time Hybrid quadcopter, for 2500€

We are now sizing our medium aerial platform down, to get a cheaper product with an awesome flight autonomy.

It can be equipped with both DJI N3 or Pixhawk flight controller.

16" props are used for this smaller quadcopter.

To pre-order one and get it in 60 days click here …


Added by Nicolai Valenti on July 28, 2018 at 10:42am — 3 Comments

Hybrid drone and Gas Generator finally in production and sale

We finally have our hybrid UAV, the HY1000

Wheelbase: 1000mm

No payload weight: 4.5kg (no fuel)

Max take-off Weight: 10 kg

Max speed: 10m/s

Max flight time: Over 4 hours

Voltage: 22V 

Generator output: 1 kw

Generator weight: 1.6…


Added by Nicolai Valenti on July 8, 2018 at 9:46am — No Comments

Hybrid Gas Generator For UAV (ONLY 1.5 KG! SOON ON SALE)

This is our new generator, designed for medium payload drones, his weight is 1.5 kg, with a power output of 1300 watts.

There are an integrated cooling system and an automatic starter built in, it also has an anti-vibration plate.

The fuel consumption is quite low (600g/h) and the…


Added by Nicolai Valenti on April 14, 2018 at 4:50pm — 5 Comments

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 thing is that I can add 4 kg of payload and still fly with this…


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

Going forward, Hybrid System drone (Sandwich Drone Project)

In this month I've worked on my generator, it is composed of a brushless motor, a glow one and a diode bridge rectifier, as you can see in picture

It was able to generate at max throttle about 1.2 kW , starting the motor is difficult, I don't love glow engines (I only figured it now ahah) but the point is that my generator works and with some modifications to reduces…


Added by Nicolai Valenti on October 1, 2017 at 5:30am — 12 Comments

50 MINUTE flight with my cargo drone video (with only a 3s 5200 mah) AND WITHOUT THE CARGO BOX

Hi guys, there is my video test showing my first flight time test with my cargo drone, I get 50 minutes with a 3s 5.2 Ah, if you want to stay tuned about the project sign up the newsletter  or just take a look to my site …


Added by Nicolai Valenti on August 11, 2017 at 4:00pm — 21 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

New frame for my cargo drone and upcoming 4KG PAYLOAD test

In these days, while waiting for the waypoint navigation hardware, I'm working on the new frame for my cargo drone, and on the new box, I'm also planning for 4KG PAYLOAD test, after the first of 2kg, I've now got 580kv motors so I have better a thrust, if you want to stay informed on this project please subscribe to the newsletter:  or take a look at my site: …


Added by Nicolai Valenti on July 17, 2017 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

2 kg Test of cargo drone

Hi guys, in these days I made a successful payload test of my cargo drone (it's just a few seconds but it demonstrates that we can do it). Another news is that I'm working on the cargo box so I changed it with a more resistant one and now I'm working on the navigation system (based on waypoints).  ( sign up to stay informed on this project   or visit our site  …


Added by Nicolai Valenti on July 9, 2017 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

Sandwich: my little (and really cheap) cargo drone

Hi this is my little cargo drone, it can lift about 2000g and the maximum flight time is about 50 minutes, I also have a site so if you want just click the link, take a look and subscribe to the newsletter …


Added by Nicolai Valenti on July 6, 2017 at 7:30am — 5 Comments


Season Two of the Trust Time Trial (T3) Contest 
A list of all T3 contests is here. The current round, the Vertical Horizontal one, is here

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