For our first Will it Fly? episode we took a look at the Helicarrier from the Marvel comic book universe.
This thing is powered by 8 Avroto motors. We won't go into much detail about the specs here, but you might be treated to some this Wednesday!
Peter likes to describe the flight characteristics as, "On the cusp of crashing and barely flying." Needless to say, it flys like a boat with eight motors on it.
We took this for a spin inside The University of Akron Field House.
We also took the opportunity to try out our Blade 350 QX3 AP!
|Main Rotor Diameter:||22.8 in (580mm)|
|Main Rotor Blade Length:||8.27 in (210mm)|
|Main Motor Type:||Brushless Outrunner|
|Battery:||E-Flite 3000mAh 3S 11.1V 30C LiPo, 12AWG, EC3|
|Length:||18.3 in (465mm)|
|Height:||7.48 in (190mm)|
|Width:||18.3 in (465mm)|
|Main Frame Material:||Plastic|
|Flying Weight:||33.7 oz (955g)|
|Approx Flying Duration:||15 minutes|
We challenged our pilot friends to try and land on the carrier. We're still not sure if they had a hard time doing it, or they were just being nice because Josh couldn't do it either.
Also, mind the props!
We are all absolutely blown away by Peter's work on this craft. Thank you all for your suggestions and PLEASE keep them coming.
If you have ever seen an aircraft from a movie, comic, TV show, and thought, Will it Fly?, we are the people to ask!