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variable pitch gas powered quad-copter questions

Started this discussion. Last reply by gregory nichols Jan 26, 2013. 1 Reply

Hi all, I'm new to DIY Drones but have read some forums and everyone seems very educated and knowledgeable so thank you in advance for any help I may receive. My friends and I are building a…Continue

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I'm a mechanical engineering student. My friends and I are having fun building a quadcopter.
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This is my first quadcopter build. I've always had ground projects but never air so I'm excited to dive in.
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Autonomous gas powered heavy lift quadcopter we are calling HLQ

Posted on January 29, 2013 at 6:30pm 51 Comments

Myself and three other Mechanical Engineering students are in our last year of college and we wanted to go out with a bang.... So we though, what would be fun to build as a senior project?

Well, we decided unanimously on building a heavy lift gas powered quadcopter. It will have a payload of 50lbs, variable pitch to allow quick maneuvers and two 12.5hp two-stroke hobby motors running parallel. Each rotor head will have four 435mm rotor blades making this UAV…


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