Aerobot, the last step, destruction !!

Here it is, the last thing we had to do before production.

Crash testing from Simon Jardine on Vimeo.

The model you see in the video is actually made of fibre glass and without a bottom plate. (it's not complete)

The end product will be made of Carbon Fibre.

Tests have shown the ring is more aerodynamic, has less vibration and overall feels more responsive and as you can see from the video its near indestructible ;-)

So far we have tested DJI, APM2.5, Multiwii,Mikrokopter,KK and the Naza all systems fit the frame and work well.


System specs:

Frame weight 200grams

Flight times of 10+ minutes

1240kv motors

8inch props

16.8volts LiPo 2700mah

Designed to carry the GoPro series Camera.

Production goes ahead 2013 January.


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Comment by Gary Mortimer on December 4, 2012 at 4:48am

Nice one

Comment by Rob_Lefebvre on December 4, 2012 at 5:37am

That's a great design! 

Comment by Dennis Hestbech on December 4, 2012 at 6:14am

The trick with the car was actually really convincing. That frame is far from terrible, really..

Well, I guess I have until next year to widen the calf part of my Christmas stocking.

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Comment by Chris Anderson on December 4, 2012 at 8:01am

Looks great! Suggested pricing?

Comment by Dave Wicks on December 4, 2012 at 12:58pm
Will there be a waterproof version?
Comment by Quadrocopter on December 4, 2012 at 1:12pm

Damn Dave, thats a secret, and price is yet to be released, we are trying to keep it as low as possible.

@ Dennis No trick, the machine was run over then flown again 2hours later, all motors and props were destroyed, the electronics survived :-)

It's a really fast machine, you can see this video in the earlier days of testing.


Comment by Quadrocopter on December 4, 2012 at 1:14pm

Pictures of the machine flying after the demolition are here.

For the disbelievers ;-)


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