ABOUT THE ONE MAN DRONE PROJECT

Dear clients and friends of One Man Drone

We made a great achievement; with the megadrone with 8 coax rotors we achieved a flight time of 15 min with a payload of 95 kg. So Yes we have had the possibility of testing and tuning the system in a huge hall for horse riding.  We could fine tune the system with and without payload and all was at the end OK. So what we can now offer is the complete custom built drone for you. It can carry 100 kg of payload and can fly with the range extender more than one hour. With all the analyses made we are now confident that we can extend the range of the drone to 25 min in forward flight.  We will design for that purpose a special Li battery.

Mankind has always dreamed about flying. To move freely like a bird through all 3 dimensions. Since Wright brothers we kept looking at the sky with a knowledge that those dreams can truly become reality. Nowadays we want to “push” flying even further; we want to inspire you to explore the world around you like never before in a completely different perspective, and to redefine the concept of flight once again with our ManDrone. ManDrone evolved from the original idea of HummingMan Project to more complex and versatile aircraft.

The ManDrone is a logical compromise between flying, exploring and excitement. It represents a perfect hybrid between ultra-light aircraft, and flying drones. The ManDrone is a multicopter vehicle with vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) ability  that enables you to move through the air in a “bird like” sensation. The main advantage over the helicopter is the fact that ManDrone is a much smaller vehicle with length and width of 3 by 2,5 meters, also easier and less expensive for maintenance. It doesn’t require any kind of runway, or  an aircraft hangar like today’s modern general aviation airplanes.

We designed ManDrone prototype to be flexible. With 8 motors arranged in 4 coaxial groups the drone can keep level flight with even 2 motor out of function. Our fly-by-wire system provides automatic control adjustment in order to maintain controllable and stable flight. In the case of more serious failure built in rocket parachute can be deployed providing safe landing.

Maximum available lift capability of ManDrone is approximately twice of aircraft take-off weight (cca 300 kg) in order to have sufficient thrust for climb and maneuvering.

With sufficient financial backup we hope to develop ManDrone prototype further and widen both flight envelope and fields of applications. A few possible and perspective applications are:

  • Agricultural drone, used for treating crops with pesticides.
  • Firefighting drone used for extinguishing smaller fires on hard to reach areas and reconnaissance
  • Search and rescue drone, used for quick medical supplying and extraction
  • Environmental drone used for gathering data, samples and environmental reconnaissance
  • Supply drone, used for delivering critical materials in hard to reach terrains.

Please visit our Media page to see some of our ideas related to above applications.

THE PROJECT OBJECTIVE

  • Lively network of experts joined in the skillfull team
  • Design of the aircraft, including documentation, drawings and material lists
  • Testing the prototype
  • Finnalizing Proof of Concept aircraft
  • Make promotion material, videos, picture books
  • All technology background documented
  • DIY guide on how to make the craft
We hope that our effort will evolve into inspiration and will provide valuable information and know-how for the teams all over the world  to develop similar aircrafts.
We hope that we can work together with different teams around the globe who share this dream:
  • Build prototypes with local funding
  • Work out the issues, like safety (eg. parachute, airbags) , flight duration time, etc.
So we invite you to join the effort and to discuss possible contribution to the project. Interested don’t hesitate to contact us! We can also skype!

WE ARE SEARCHING FOR ANGEL INVESTORS

We are searching for angel investors in this stage of our initiative, so please let us know if you are interested?

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