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Octocopter = hoverboard

Corbarrad

Active member
#6
Yes, but will it blend?

Kind of having second thoughts there. I've seen what a single prop can do. Now imagine falling into eight of em...
 

Corbarrad

Active member
#9
Had a quick look at wikipedia and it seems the idea of a "flying (surf) board" predates 1985 and Back To The Future quite a bit.
I'd be terrified to even go near one of these things. Actually it seems to be safer to operate than to spectate...
 

AkimboGlueGuns

Biplane Guy
Mentor
#10
It looks like he has some safety netting on it to stop him from falling into the blades, but I'd still want caged props on that thing if I ever flew it.
 

AkimboGlueGuns

Biplane Guy
Mentor
#12
less efficient though. The smaller props won't make as much thrust per square inch and all the added motors/escs/batteries will make it much heavier than it would with those big motors. It would be cool to see like 20 250 quad motors lifting a person though.