Monday, September 16, 2019

Post M'drone

Unseasonably warm after an inclement summer, so we're making hay while the sun shines.

The GoFly challenge asked for an official team photo and while we're not all there, those currently engaged are (in the shape of self and flight-engineer).

Whilst flying airliners in Cambodia I had outlined a 'flying phone-box' optimised for eVTOL.

Exceeding the GoFly dimensions at full scale however it was re-designed as a hollowed-out drone that was 'worn' around the waist.

The proximity of propeller blades and loads sustained by the operator were unlikely to meet safety criteria though unless an airframe was retained to re-arrange motors at a lower level.

This re-introduced the original concept whilst still retaining the compact foot-print achieved by fixing one drone around the operator.

Our next step is to get it airborne under the weight of batteries alone.

Onward and upward!