Video of New Flight Test with 80kg of Payload

The latest tethered flight tests confirmed that 80kg of payload is no problem at all: Check the video bellow!

The craft has more than enough lifting capability and it is very responsive. We are refining control system, but we are glad that tests up till now show that we will have no problem with lack of power […]

By |June 27th, 2015|Uncategorized|8 Comments

First Flight Test Passed – Check the Video!

 

Testing  Baby steps: controlled lifting

On 25/06/2015 we conducted the first controlled tests. We nailed the system to limited freedom with 4 ropes and started it. The settings of the control were a little too direct so we did need to soften them. It worked a little better every time. Finally we also reduced throttle […]

By |June 25th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Agricultural Innovation Fair

 

Presentation at the Innovation Tradefair in Dronten, the Netherlands

This week Barry and myself finished the preparing the craft for the Innovation in Precision Agriculture Trade Fair in Dronten, the Netherlands. We got a really good stand position to display the craft. We mounted only 8 motors as we plan to test the system with that […]

By |June 14th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

News update 7. Jun

So great!

This week Barry and myself were working on the agri version of the drone just as a concept. We ordered a small spraying tank, and waited for it to come.. We got nervous when we did not get it on Friday. So we checked and indeed out of stock. Our local shop de Schuur […]

By |June 7th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments