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Human Powered Quad getting ready for test flight

Discussion in 'Recreational sUAS Flyers Discussions' started by Gary Mortimer, May 10, 2011.

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  2. RTRyder

    RTRyder Merlin of Multirotors

    Jan 11, 2011
    Boston, MA
    Posted by RTRyder, May 10, 2011 #2
    So I have to ask, are you the Gary Mortimer that writes the articles for suasnews or is it just a coincidence that you have the same name?
  3. Buzzed

    Buzzed Member

    Jan 12, 2011
    Ohio Valley
    Posted by Buzzed, May 10, 2011 #3
    I hope they win the quarter-million dollars.
  4. Bartman

    Bartman Welcome to MultiRotorForums.com!!

    Jan 5, 2011
    New Jersey, USA
    Posted by Bartman, May 10, 2011 #4
    Gary, assuming you are the correct Gary that authored the article, would you happen to have contact information for the UMD students that are flying the quad tomorrow? I may be available to drive down there and get some pics for the site as a news piece.
  5. Posted by Gary Mortimer, May 10, 2011 #5
    It an amazing coincidence ;-) Its from there press release Bart, let me see if I can find a contact maybe you already have.
  6. matwelli

    matwelli Member

    Jan 11, 2011
    Hawera, New Zealand
    Posted by matwelli, May 10, 2011 #6
    will be amazing to see if it actually flies

    total weight 210 lbs, about 100kg.

    If a healthy human can produce about 300-400 watts of energy, in a multicopter that can lift 2-3 kg's , will be very interesting to see how they get 50 times that amount of lift

    Good luck to them, hope it works !
  7. jes1111

    jes1111 Active Member

    Apr 14, 2011
    United Kingdom
    Posted by jes1111, May 10, 2011 #7
    lipo-suction? ;-)
  8. Posted by Gary Mortimer, May 12, 2011 #8
  9. Macsgrafs

    Macsgrafs Active Member

    Posted by Macsgrafs, May 12, 2011 #9
    Watching it now, I think they have the wrong blade section, they need an undercambered section like used on gliders.

  10. Macsgrafs

    Macsgrafs Active Member

    Posted by Macsgrafs, May 12, 2011 #10

    I think in my opinion they need to reduce rotor size, make them clark Y or under cambered section (like glider) & alter the gearing to make the main rotors spin faster, he little legs were going like a belt fed wombat but the rotors were hardly spinning! A lot more work is needed to get this baby off the deck! Just my thoughts of course.


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