Winfried Rijssenbeek's Blog (5)

Footage of 80 kg payload test multicopter

We succeeded 2015/06/25 with a test flight (craft strapped with 4 ropes) with a 80 kg payload. It only used 8 of the 12 rotors! Next,we want to give you a glimpse on how it will look in future (part with canopy) Hope you enjoy. And for all the critics: you helped us to pursue our targets! And indeed a lot of challenges ahead, range extender, silent props, etc.  Any…


Added by Winfried Rijssenbeek on June 28, 2015 at 1:30pm — 9 Comments

The Humming Man Project Progress

Dear All

we have moved to a new website It gives an idea on how the system will look!

After testing of motors and props and the carbon fiber tubes, we are currently building the…


Added by Winfried Rijssenbeek on April 11, 2015 at 4:00am — 22 Comments

Contra-rotating rotors as plan B Update of the Humming Man Project

Dear All,

As we are now have finished the belt drive design as you can see, we are now in the making of it. Once we have tested one unit we can see how it functions, (acceleration, control, stress, vibrations, etc..). But yes always there is to be 

a plan B. And good to advance in that direction too. That craft would be configured just like the original see earlier blog. But at each end iso one e…


Added by Winfried Rijssenbeek on November 14, 2014 at 11:40am — 11 Comments

Air bag parachute for drones as extra safety feature?

Due to the safety aspects of the man drone we "invented" a combination of airbag and parachute with the purpose of opening the parachute in a spit second. We made a small testing sample. and we think it can work. So the idea is that a drone in an emergency situation would ignite a rocket parachute and that this one would open by airbag at the the top. Think that for normal drones (_tumble bee_ ) this might also be interesting. Anyone interested in such development, or sees…


Added by Winfried Rijssenbeek on October 16, 2014 at 2:00pm — 5 Comments

Update of the man drone project

Dear All,

As I announced on this forum we are aiming to build a man carrying drone; it is a multicopter. we have made quite some progress. Have a look:

best regards Winfried

Added by Winfried Rijssenbeek on October 16, 2014 at 5:30am — 47 Comments

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