Something else for Marvin the Martian to get ticked off about

Discussion in 'Hangar Talk' started by Pilawt, Mar 13, 2019.

  1. Pilawt

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    Wonder what the advantage of that design is over an off the shelf quadcopter?
     
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    You get a lot more efficiency out of larger blades. I'm sure efficiency is a key on Mars, since they have relatively little solar power with which to recharge batteries.
     
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    And a very thin atmosphere.
     
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    I was hoping someone actually said, “...with you...” in the video. Any traffic in the are, color me disappointed.
     
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    Because this one may eventually fly in an atmosphere that is 150 time less dense than Earth's.
     
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    Got to spend the money they allocate you or else they'll cut your budget next time...:rolleyes:
     
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    I sorta expected to see....'coming soon to a theater near you' at the end....

    But still cool..!!!
     
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    I designed a set of lift blades that sort of resemble a turbofan blade. Waiting on prototyping and flight testing. One problem with micro-atmosphere ops is insufficient heat exchange, unless said micro-atmo is near-vacuum and on the cold side of the object from which aerial ops are taking place. In which case, however, solar power becomes less reliable.
     
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    That's the dumbest thing I have ever seen. Who's going to retrieve it when it get stuck in a tree?

    I am curious, though, who was was holding the camera for that video.
     
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    Let's only hope they have this!
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    Multi-copters are convenient for low cost hobby stuff where you can use simple motor speed instead of mechanical blade control, but beyond that they pretty much are at a disadvantage when it comes to aerodynamics, efficiency, etc.