Mini Crowd Funding
This week we started the mini Crowd Funding: basically funding from friends and sponsor companies who want to contribute to make this dream come true. We are now half-way in commitments compared to the required starting fund of Euro 10.000. So we hope to have the starting capital in few weeks. If you want to join too, for a ride as a humming man, let it fly!
Choice of E- motor
With the supplier Hobby King (Turnigy) of the preferred motor we had a good chat on how it can be best adapted to our needs of having lower RPM's. We are awaiting their offer now. In the mean time we found also developments of e-motors that are also exciting: Low RPM's and high power e motors. We now have all good reference of the system components of people that have been using them in paragliders or delta's so confirming the performance of the craft. We also have gone through all the options of high speed geared, or low speed direct. Preference is still un-geared. On the right you see on youtube examples of high speed reducers for the propeller.
Experts network and advice
The Experts network of advisors is growing: from Norway to Spain from the USA to JP and East Europe. Highly appreciated advice is given to validate the idea.
Universities and high schools
The visit to the InHolland aeronautical department resulted in a lot of interest. It was clear when explaining the idea to students that it raised a lot of interest and enthusiasm to participate. The tutors will include it as a team project option for the students.
We started with contacting USA and other countries Universities.
Looking at the AWARD
Our inscription to the Dronesforgood award (https://www.dronesforgood.ae/apply/profile) is a first step, and we are aiming to ask the organizers for making room for a special category for man carrying drones. We are working on it and already contacted the organizer.
Support in PR for the project
This week too, we met a producer of video and Tv programs, a guy with good enthousiasme. We plan to improve the video to a more professional quality. We are planning to move ahead these coming weeks.