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 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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  • I'm not a helicopter pilot, but I know it's altitude or speed that the pilots want. Yes there is a danger zone. It's just saying helicopter crash if they have an engine failure is not true and that needed to be corrected.

  • Sorry height?

  • Dear Greg that is correct to a certain limit, what would be the minimal rescue hight?

    best Winfried

  • Dear Tony, great to hear from you. We will follow that path FAA 14 CFR part 27 and do the PFHA. This will be in the step after proof of concept. We feel that you might have interesting skills and knowledge. If such craft would be fully airworthy and have a flight time of one hour, could you give your best guess on how many of such system could be sold after some few years, and what people would be prepared to pay for it?  May be you might have an idea?

  • Drone Imagery single engine helicopters autorotate to safe landings after an engine failure.

  • howdy Winfried,

    EASA and FAA regulations are closely homolugated under the umbrella of ICAO.  If you can certify under FAA 14 CFR Part 27, then you would be able to get an EASA Type Certificate relatively easily under the bi-lateral agreements.

    I would recommend building up your PFHA (preliminary functional hazard assessments) now in order to help you finalize your design.

    I am an aerospace engineer.  I have been in aviation for 33+ years now.

    puis, Bon Chance Winfried!!. . . Tony K.

  • dear Bart currently as designed:

    Specs: payload 80 kg,

    Dimensions LxM 3 by 4 m but 2.2 by 4 if folded. H 1.5 m

    Flight time 10 min batteries, one hour with range extender, expected speed estimated 25 to 30 km/hr.

    Full weight 150 to 160 kg 

    After testing we will move into a professional version.

    best Winfried

  • Dear Tony, EASA you are correct, FAA we doubt. We think that it can be within FAA regulations. The market is 2 fold: piloted one , and RPAS for different applications like agriculture, surveillance, ambulance, military, we are in discussion with firefighting departments, with farmers. A lot of potential.. 

    What's the field you are in? best regards Winfried

  • specs?

  • Neither EASA nor FAA regulations currently allow for such an aircraft.

    What is your intended market?

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