Hey DIY enthusiasts!
Today I am proudly presenting to you ObliX argo, the new concept for our airship-drone.
ObliX argo can be operated in two flight modes:
1. Airplane mode:
Propulsion is mainly supplied by the slow turning stern propeller. Maneuvering is achieved by the empennage. Like this, maximum energy efficiency is achieved for traveling long distances.
2. Helicopter mode:
Propulsion and maneuvering is mainly supplied by 8 fast turning electric ducted fans. Like this, maximum maneuverability in all 6 degrees-of-freedom (forward/backward, left/right, up/down, yaw and a little pitch and roll) is achieved instantly.
Read all the details about ObliX argo in our blog-post:
On our homepage we also have an interactive 3D model.
I want to say a big thank you to Johannes Eißing for his great Sleipnir idea and to Alexander Richter for his awesome AirshipLAB! You can read about both of these on our facebook group "Small Airship Union".
Now it's your turn: What do you think about this concept? Do you have questions or suggestions for improvement?