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 craft. We have done quite some R&D to take all the steps in designing and received lots of comments. Thanks for that!

Will keep you updated when we move in a few weeks to the tests. Will start without fuselage and use sand bags, don't worry!! We have done quite some R&D on the technical part, the market, certification, and RPAS applications firefighting, agriculture. We see it can become professional after the demo. Any suggestions welcome!

Best Regards, Winfried

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Comment by Gary Mortimer on April 11, 2015 at 4:45am

Is a one man drone not just an aircraft?

Comment by Alex Lee on April 11, 2015 at 5:25am

Could you move the pod above or below the prop plane? You also have emergency deployable parachute right? Also, can you call it a Drone if someone is actually in it?

Comment by Winfried Rijssenbeek on April 11, 2015 at 5:41am

Dear Alex, that's correct we have the prop plane at top over the canopy, that at the bottom under it slightly as the props are tilted. When the bottom props would hit the fuselage the person would be projected with a pe-polycarbon layering. We first need this one to be tested. 

best Winfried. Yes the second one is a good question: but a drone stands for a tumble bee category of insect...Of course it is an RPAS (when remote) or a  PAS Piloted Aircraft System. We can use it both ways!
 best Winfried
Comment by Winfried Rijssenbeek on April 11, 2015 at 5:43am

Dear Gary,

It is when piloted from the inside, but as you can see on the pict gallery we have also Remotely Piloted versions in agriculture and firefighting, parcels delivery,  etc in mind... 

Comment by Ravi on April 11, 2015 at 6:28am

parachute would be a must-must requirement. the parachute ejection system has to be interlinked with the power cutoff system to all motors. may be u can take some ideas from 'Mule' which is a engine powered octacopter already being used. but mule is a pilotless cargo carrier. but very interesting project to see the first piloted octacopter.

Comment by Winfried Rijssenbeek on April 11, 2015 at 6:53am

Yes for sure we are in conversation  with the manufacturer of such rescue para-equipment. It will be giving us a rescue height of 30 meters, but we can even specialize it to come to 5 meter.  I did not no the mule, will check! 

Best Winfried

Comment by Vladimir "Lazy" Khudyakov on April 11, 2015 at 6:55am

Where is a battery? :)))

Comment by Winfried Rijssenbeek on April 11, 2015 at 8:44am

It is in the structure or in the rectangular section to reduce weight of cables and reduce losses. The Hybrid version will contain a 35 kW generator set.

Comment by Justice Bentz on April 11, 2015 at 10:33am

Running off pixhawk? 

Comment by frederic reblewski on April 11, 2015 at 12:01pm

what I do not really understand with that kind of project, is what is the advantage over an helicopter? it will be heavier and the propulsion efficiency is lower...


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