Tuesday, November 30, 2021

A Bridge Too Far?

With motors mounted topside, in order to separate mannekin and machine I'd started to construct a 'passenger deck', or at least before discovering that an inverted Pixhawk controller looks like a flyer. As a result the electronics will be fixed to the underside of the deck which occupies the original frame, and less is more when it comes to design.

As a consequence we're still on target for initial test-flying this week, ahead of the anniversary of the previous at Llanbedr (which in turn was around a year after the first prototype flew back in 2019). Third time lucky, then?

The project has thus evolved from a passenger-booth will eight propellers overhead to a 'wheelie-bin' with four at foot- and  four at waist-level, eventually to that seen here:

Altogether simpler, but also altogether more promising as a practical kit-built craft.