There was a chair —became a carpet, although both terms serve only to simplify the description. Over the year, who passed from the first trial flight, Mr. Borg fundamentally changed his brainchild, first of all, abandoning gasoline engines in favor of electric. He increased and modified the structure – now it is not a chair with motorcies, but a flying canvas to which the pilot’s seat is suspended.
Metal pipes form a frame for four “petals” in the shape of a circle, each of which is placed by 19 Elite 5010 274 KV electric motors with propellers.
The source of energy for this breakthrough of the engines is 80 Multistar 4s 5 Batteries.2 AH Lipo, total weight of 35 kg. Their full reserve is enough for only 12 minutes of flight, but for a single pilot, part-time self-taught enthusiast, this is a great result.
Each “petal” with propellers forms a rigid structure, but they are flexible with each other and, in fact, copy the quadrocopter diagram. Dozens of strong cables from Kevlar stretch down from the petals down, on which the platform with a pilot’s seat is suspended. In flight, the work of mechanisms is synchronized and it seems that Alex is sitting on a whole “flying carpet” from propeller. However, in the event of an accident, the risk of damage to the supple structure is minimal.
Alex Borg conducted all tests and unmanned launches last month, and in early July, he personally swept in his brainchild, called Chair. The trial flight lasted only 8 minutes and delivered a lot of fun to him, and at the same time set the direction for further work – the noise from 76 motors is unbearably loud, it is necessary to reduce. The engineer has already spent about $ 10,000 on his “adult toy”, but there is a hobby and he doesn’t feel sorry for the money.
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Source — Amazing Projects