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 suggestions welcome.  We are now in the stage of seed capital funding. Also there suggestions are welcome. 

More info see our website:

Thanks, Winfried

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Comment by Joe Renteria on June 28, 2015 at 3:22pm
Great start! Nice to see someone sitting in it. And now for all the "Oh dear Lord that is dangerous!" comments...
Comment by John on June 28, 2015 at 4:21pm

HI Winfried,

What was the consumption of the batteries in the few seconds of airborne? 

Are you able to fly for 1 minute? 

Comment by Jaeyoung Lim on June 28, 2015 at 4:26pm

What is the flight time you are expecting in the project? Very interesting but concerned about safety issues if the pilot is to be encapsuled inside the canopy

Comment by John Dennings on June 28, 2015 at 5:56pm

Very cool, congrats! Your biggest challenge may well be achieving meaningful flight times, though. If you need 40kg of batteries to get beyond a few minutes of flight  you're almost back to square one. Have you done any power calculations/projections and figured efficiencies and thrust/current curves? Propeller size?

No matter what, best wishes!

Comment by Randy on June 28, 2015 at 6:10pm

Very nice!  Best of luck.

Comment by Michael Duffy on June 29, 2015 at 2:57am

I would make the canopy so the pilot can sit up-right, not facing the sky.

Comment by Stephen Zidek on June 29, 2015 at 6:12am

Took me a couple views to realize there was a PERSON in there.  I applaud your efforts, but having worked with multis plenty myself I would never put my body in the plane of rotation like that.  Seen too many props turn into shrapnel.

Comment by RPM on June 29, 2015 at 10:18am

Is it still a drone now? Definitely not a UAV.

It looks cool but no way I would ever get in one of these things.

Best of luck!

Comment by Winfried Rijssenbeek on June 29, 2015 at 11:54am

It can be both depending on the function. We have a series of applications in mind. A sports version is only one and will take time.. Best Wnfried


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