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StevenBauer
02-28-2010, 11:38 AM
This thing is way cool:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyYujjP5J-k




Steven

Paul Pless
02-28-2010, 11:53 AM
it could be said that mr bauer's long term debilating addiction with remote controlled vehicles began simply enough with a two channel r/c sailboat that was about one foot long

;)

StevenBauer
02-28-2010, 11:55 AM
So if you had an accomplice at the Footy races with one of these things they could swoop in and carry off the competitors one by one. :D Victory!


Steven

paladin
02-28-2010, 12:05 PM
I have a sneakier way.....BWAAAAHaaaaaHaaaaaHaaaa!

stoneyreef
02-28-2010, 12:13 PM
Norm,

The controlling is done with gyros and multitude of other board mounted sensors much like how your Iphone or Droid knows its relation to gravity.

SMARTINSEN
02-28-2010, 12:34 PM
It flies just like a snitch.

McMike
02-28-2010, 12:44 PM
That thing is sick as all hell!!!

I'd guess more like $5000 to build without the $500+ radio.

LeeG
02-28-2010, 01:03 PM
wow, batteries must get sucked dry fast, what is the power anyway? Lifting a liter bottle of coke! I wonder what you'd do to reduce noise?

LeeG
02-28-2010, 01:10 PM
here's a similar one

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rGiP1Y8qZI&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbg60gmGFrc&feature=related


here it is

http://www.gizmag.com/hexakopter-microcopter-uav/14290/

Creator by Holger Buss says the HexaKopter is easy to fly, robust and has plenty of applications, from aerial photography, environmental measuring and as a toy.

Buss, who has a pretty big following around the world, has taken lots of video (like the one below) to show off his devices, of which the Hexakopter is but one.

Looks like a few thousand for a complete package.

http://www.mikrokopter.de/ucwiki/en/KomplettsetUebersicht

LeeG
02-28-2010, 01:32 PM
I guess the high speed props are necessary for millisecond thrust control but it sure is a screamer

StevenBauer
02-28-2010, 01:52 PM
I don't know which is more impressive, the acceleration, the GPS control or the payload capacity.

Here's a different hexacopter carrying a full size SLR: www.youtube.com/watch?v=rR8ag8VKOqo


Steven

Mrleft8
02-28-2010, 01:54 PM
A new way to move cider from off shore freighters to thirsty customers waiting onshore? ;)

LeeG
02-28-2010, 02:04 PM
other types

http://www.asctec.de/main/index.php?id=43&pid=2&ppid=5&lang=en&cat=pro

LeeG
02-28-2010, 02:21 PM
oh boy, just think of the late night shenanigans with a string of LEDs under the motor arms.

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
02-28-2010, 03:27 PM
I don't know which is more impressive, the acceleration, the GPS control or the payload capacity....
Steven

Ready to roll GPS guided delivery system - capable of carrying a kilo of high explosive.


Hmmmm......

paladin
02-28-2010, 04:24 PM
This may be based on the machine that Igor Benson built and flew near Raleigh Noth Carolina 25-30 years ago...carried a couple of people and was referred to as a flying bedspring set.

S/V Laura Ellen
02-28-2010, 04:40 PM
I have a sneakier way.....BWAAAAHaaaaaHaaaaaHaaaa!

You're an evil man, I hate to think what electronic wizardry that you have in mind.

StevenBauer
02-28-2010, 04:56 PM
I'd just like to see someone try to fly one of those things anywhere near Chuck. :D


Steven

WX
02-28-2010, 05:27 PM
Very impressive, I wonder what the technical difficulties would be in scaling it up to onboard pilot control?

John Smith
02-28-2010, 07:11 PM
I saw this a while ago and wondered how practical it is. Good for spying I guess, but what's the range?

Might make a good homing pidgeon.

stoneyreef
02-28-2010, 07:32 PM
I have been into the RC scene for a while and these are all carbon fiber, lithium polymer battery, GPS on board etc etc.

They even have wifi on board and alot of people are now flying them with virtual reality goggles hooked to a wifi camera on the machine.