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cyclocopter (a different type of quad-rotor)
« on: July 22, 2011, 09:03:27 AM »
We've seen the complex omni-directional thruster design work underwater, so here is one working in the air at the University of Maryland. It's still in the early prototype stage but looks like it has a lot of potential.

There isn't any good data yet on how it compares to a more traditional quad-rotor.

I question whether the added complexity/weight and possibly lower efficiency is actually a good trade-off for possibly enhanced mobility . . .

more info:
http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/diy/mutant-quadrotor-mav-lifts-off-after-a-century-of-development

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Re: cyclocopter (a different type of quad-rotor)
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2011, 07:38:27 AM »
Why do I still prefer the good old helicopter....

Think of it... the more engines the more loses still quad rotors don't really get more mobility than a full 3D helicopter.
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