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Possibility of an alternate power system?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Carlos Barrera Sep 27, 2016. 47 Replies

Hi,( Firstly )  - please excuse what might be a really stupid  question - but, since I'm new to all of this... I cant help thinking....Isn't there some way ( even on a very small scale ) to use a…Continue

An electronic set of " trainer wheels " for your drone.

Started this discussion. Last reply by giuseppe urso Dec 7, 2012. 6 Replies

Hi I'm still pretty new to all this, so firstly, let me say thank you to all those that have helped me get my head around quads and setting up my X 525.I have a quite frustrating problem..I want to…Continue

Prop directions for Tri Copters:

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adrian Jones Dec 16, 2012. 12 Replies

G-day guys, and greetings from Sydney Australia.I have a question regarding "Y" Copters....Ive seen PROP configurations that say one prop needs to spin in reverse, and yet, - on others Ive seen all 3…Continue

JOYSTICK CONTROL I think Ive found something interesting!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Thomas J Coyle III Aug 31, 2011. 1 Reply

G-day, I have been a fan of  drones ( be it fixed wing, quad, or tricopter ) for a long time.I love the concept of FPV, and am currently trying to build my first. I found a really awsome little bit…Continue

 

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Carlos Barrera replied to Rick's discussion Possibility of an alternate power system?
"-Technology Submission - State of the Art - Novel InFlow Tech - Featured Project Development; *Wordpress Blog State of the Art Novel InFlow Gearturbine Imploturbocompressor *1; Gearturbine Project, Rotary Turbo, Have the similar basic system of…"
Sep 27, 2016
Wyatt C. replied to Rick's discussion Possibility of an alternate power system?
"The level of complexity will undoubtedly be on the high side of things however the efficiency is something that can be improved with more experimenting. What I am thinking about doing is to chain drive everything and use servos to control the…"
Jun 25, 2013
Monroe King replied to Rick's discussion Possibility of an alternate power system?
"True. :) Oh, I hope you don't think I directed the Einstein at anyone! :)"
Jun 24, 2013
Rob_Lefebvre replied to Rick's discussion Possibility of an alternate power system?
"Yep, seen them before. On the first one... it's funny that I'm looking to replace the tail drive with a dedicated tail motor, to eliminate the complicated and unreliable tail drivetrain on my heli.  And here somebody is adding 4 of…"
Jun 24, 2013
Monroe King replied to Rick's discussion Possibility of an alternate power system?
"I like the RWE one more than the other. My fave Eisenstein quote "Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds." - Albert Einstein  I figure in the grand scheme of things we just struck rocks together…"
Jun 24, 2013
Monroe King replied to Rick's discussion Possibility of an alternate power system?
"This ones for Robert :) check this out! One more variable pitch (not single motor) just to show some capabilities of VP quad designs."
Jun 24, 2013
Monroe King replied to Rick's discussion Possibility of an alternate power system?
"Just FYI here the power rating for the little cox engines in watts :)"
Jun 24, 2013
Wyatt C. replied to Rick's discussion Possibility of an alternate power system?
"I have two favorite quotes, "The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination" ~ Albert Einstein "Knowledge is knowing that we cannot know" ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson"
Jun 24, 2013
Rob_Lefebvre replied to Rick's discussion Possibility of an alternate power system?
"Interesting stuff.  Incredible to see those seemingly bright guys putting themselves in a virtual gladiator ring with that beast.  Nowhere to run if it goes wrong. I'm also not sure how re-purposing a bunch of commercial RC…"
Jun 24, 2013
Monroe King replied to Rick's discussion Possibility of an alternate power system?
"My favorite quote is: ."I see only my Objective - the Obstacles must give way". ~ Napoleon Bonaparte"
Jun 24, 2013
Wyatt C. replied to Rick's discussion Possibility of an alternate power system?
"Yea, that engine wont get you anywhere, but the flying rag is a fun and old idea. Its alive!!!"
Jun 24, 2013
Rob_Lefebvre replied to Rick's discussion Possibility of an alternate power system?
"The thread lives! No way you could use that engine to fly a quad.  I would be surprised if it makes more than 1-200 Watts."
Jun 24, 2013
Wyatt C. replied to Rick's discussion Possibility of an alternate power system?
"I think we can all agree that we have been there before. Every engineer wishes he could start out with more before he has to start making compromises.  My personal methodology is to try to innovate before I compromise."
Jun 24, 2013
Monroe King replied to Rick's discussion Possibility of an alternate power system?
"The best engineers are great compromisers. They know everything is a compromise, perfection = the best compromise."
Jun 24, 2013
Wyatt C. replied to Rick's discussion Possibility of an alternate power system?
"Okay, that is impressive.   So not impossible, just damn difficult. May have to sit down and work on this...   With a CNC machine at my disposal and a spare modified 25HP engine, what could go wrong?"
Jun 24, 2013
jamie dobson replied to Rick's discussion Possibility of an alternate power system?
"Just got a reply WTF!!!!! 'Hello Jamie,Thank you for your email regarding AeroPAK.I do not currently have detailed pricing for the various components of AeroPAK.However the base-price is around $20,000 (USD).If you would like me to get in touch…"
Jun 24, 2013

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About Me:
I have always had a desire to combine software with flight.

I can remember even as a kid, I'd do things like build plastic models and then include moving landing gear and paint small blubs and insert them to re-create landing lights and NAV lights and connect it all to a wooden base which hid the batteries.
( long time ago now though lol )!

I like to design new aircraft features and love solving problems that are based around aerodynamics.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
I am new to arduino, but I have a good understanding of computers.

RC aircraft experience? - average, but I am presently learning fixed wing with a lot of mods I design myself.

Im just starting with quads and tri-copter projects.
Hometown:
Sydney NSW

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