Hey George, does that LEM boost up with a rocket motor and then the drone propellers take over? If so, that's way cool.
It is VERY VERY cool when it flies without the rocket boost,
I posted a lot about it, for months, in the Watering Hole section. How could you miss it?
I look forward to seeing someone else make one that is as big, that looks at least as good, that flies well as a quadcopter, that they boost only on rocket power. With the high risk of seeing it veer over and crash before the flight controller can save it.
And no it will never ever boost on rocket power. It weighs 3.3 pounds and is 24" across the footpads. It is the best handling multicopter I have ever flown (I'm not into the racing stuff).
Please note: A lot of my posts describing this project/build are very long, and many contain a lot of big images. As such I strongly recommend that anyone who replies, to not quote a complete posting, but to only quote the portion relative to any comments or questions. Thank you. When I got...
Its duration is as much as 12 minutes on a 3S 4000 mAh Lipo. Given the average thrust (hover) for 12 minutes, it is over 10,000 N-sec, either full power N or very weak M. But I never "hover" it, so the maneuvering does use more current, so on a 12 minute flight it may be expending 11,000 N-sec of more (weak N).
And the other project you missed is my avatar on YORF. A Mars Lander Quad. Which does take off only on rocket power, then the flight computer senses apogee and activates the engines to go into hover mode. It uses a 3D printed body and parts, by Mech-G. The body comes apart easily to access the electronics, structure, and swap battery pack,
In 2016, researching more Multicopter info for my Lunar Module*, I found out that Arducopter-based Flight Controllers had a new Multicopter flight mode called “Throw Mode”. You arm the multicopter on the ground, it beeps that it is ready, pick it up, and throw it upwards into the air. When it...
The two together. The ML is 1X, LM is 1/16 scale (24" across the footpads).
The two ALSO together, but not as close.
Any other questions or comments about these models really belong in their original threads as linked in this post, so this thread can go back to FAA and 400 feet, and hopefully future CBO status for NAR & TRA..