Well, the day finally has come when I am ready to give up on this endeavor. My goal was to build a manned, internal combustion quad copter. I will not say the project was a failure because I learned so much on my journey, but I just see other avenues which seem more promising.
Of note, from the project I did successfully build a variable pitch,…Continue
The rotor diameter is 93 cm (36.6 in) and will operate at 1,410 rpm generating 2,000 g's of acceleration at the rotor tip, and developing 1,600 Lbs of tension in the flexelem rod due to centrifugal force. The blade (pair) is designed to generate 104 Lbs of lift with a power consumption…Continue