hERE YOU CAN SEE SOME OF THE TECHNICAL INFO AND ECONOMICS
Technology The technology today is moving quite fast to allow the technical possibility of this craft. High efficiency brushless motors with good output are available; motor control systems are combined with gyroscopes to programmable so to allow max safety. With GPS technology these systems that make corridors for the flight path safety can even further be developed. But most important is the battery development and existing batteries performance. The existing LIPO technology has now been combined with nanotechnology allowing the performance of the batteries to be improved not only in the energy per kg, but also in the power per kg. For a 5 min flight one still needs a considerable battery pack, but it can be done.
If we reflect on this development, it is basically the RC community that demanded specialized products with top of the bill specs. And as the RC planes and choppers became bigger so did the equipment. Imagine a 10 KW electric motor in 2.5 kg. Quite a feat!
Costs The costs of the prototype craft are substantial in today’s value and amount ca 20.000, of which 50% material and 50% workmanship. Both can be reduced considerably in future if produced in series. A target could be 5000 Euro/craft.
Environment The craft is quite a blessing for the environment, due to the unique brushless motors that have low losses and no wear, and the LIPO technology that is based on high value and therefore worthwhile recycling. Noise is limited to the propellers as the electric motors are quite.
Here we want to pay courtesy to sources that were used for the website youtube:
*Song "Anyplace, Anywhere, Anytime" by Nena
*www.geekweek.pl (Williams X-Jet)
*teknologi-sederhana18.blogspot.com (Martin Jetpack)
*www.hobbyking.com (Turnigy brushless motor, flight controller, Turnigy LiPo battery)
*http://www.aero-mag.com/features/18/201211/1641/ (airbags and safety)
*www.graupner.de (Graupner HoTT RC transmitter)
*www.suasnews.com (drone mapper)
*www.teslamotors.com (Tesla Model S electric car)
*www.engadget.com (Tesla battery)
*www.yaabot.com and www.honezone.com (Google driveless car)
*www.winnipegfreepress.com (Driveless cars systems)
*www.thecoolector.com (DIY guide)
*http://www.extremeflightrc.com/ (pictures team and RC aircraft in video)
*bu.university.we.bs (teamwork picture) http://www.ibm.com/smarterplanet/us/en/smart_grid/article/battery500.html (IBMLi air project)
* http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2009-12/nasa-test-new-crash-tech-dropping-helicopter ( Airbags on helicopter)
* International Journal of Energy Science (IJES) Volume 3 Issue 3, June 2013 www.ijesci.org A New Type of Rotor + Airbag Hybrid Unmanned Aerial Vehicle