[hackspacebristol] Quadracopter fans:
bigdougsmith at googlemail.com
Thu Nov 3 09:43:37 UTC 2011
On Nov 3, 2011 9:23 AM, "Richard Sewell" <richard at jarkman.co.uk> wrote:
> On 02/11/2011 20:20, John Honniball wrote:
>> Richard Sewell wrote:
>>> Have clearly been thinking too small:
>> Am I counting this right: 16 rotors? Four groups of four?
> I saw that as very reassuring redundancy, myself.
Not with that arrangement.
All the motors & props appear to lie in the same plane, so one bit of
debris or a failed prop is almost certain to hit another and break it
resulting in a cascade of failures. Imagine the chaos a single badly
tightened motor mount nut would cause.
It is a fabulously cool achievement, right up to the point where they stuck
a person on it. Then a whole bunch of other issues come into play.
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