Toronto hexacopter

2012-05-01

in Films and movies, Geek stuff, The outdoors, Toronto

Walking home from the subway, I met an electrical engineering graduate from Ryerson who built himself a six-rotor radio-controlled flying machine:

Each motor puts out about 250 watts, and the machine is strong enough to lift a couple of kilograms.

The body is made mostly of carbon fibre, and it runs on a lithium polymer battery.

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. May 1, 2012 at 7:54 pm
Ian May 1, 2012 at 8:20 pm

That was quick! Didn’t expect to see myself on here already.

I made myself a youtube account to upload these videos to: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJECrn_XTe92Qr2lRfzNEHA/videos

Milan May 1, 2012 at 8:24 pm

Great to meet you!

The people who I mentioned who are making interesting videos with fixed-wing aircraft are Team Blacksheep.

Their New York City video is very dramatic, as is this one of close formation flying.

Milan May 1, 2012 at 8:26 pm

You can see me grinning foolishly in the first test video from this machine.

Ian May 1, 2012 at 8:30 pm

That NY video is amazing. That’s the first I’ve seen in a dense city. Very tempting to try out… with a cheaper styrofoam plane :)

Anon May 1, 2012 at 8:56 pm

Was this built from a kit? If so, which one?

. May 1, 2012 at 9:46 pm
. May 2, 2012 at 9:40 pm
. May 2, 2012 at 10:04 pm
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