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Discussion Creating rotorless drone

Discussion in 'Recreational sUAS Flyers Discussions' started by Aleksandar, Jul 31, 2018.

  1. Aleksandar

    Aleksandar New Member

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    Posted by Aleksandar, Jul 31, 2018 #1
    As you can see from post name I want to know can you build a drone that doesn't have a rotor. I am not a drone expert nor physics expert nor any expert that has to do something with building drones so my question my seem like a stupid to someone. What i want to know is can a drone run just on air. For example lets say that you have a board and on all four sides you have an air sucker then that air goes through some air turbines and comes out beneath the board. Would that concept make that board lift?
     
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  2. Jason S

    Jason S Member

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    Posted by Jason S, Jul 31, 2018 #2
    this could work if the power on the fan or air sucker has enough lift to overcome the weight of the board/battery you have
     
  3. Aleksandar

    Aleksandar New Member

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    Posted by Aleksandar, Jul 31, 2018 #3
    And how can I calculate that?
     
  4. DroneTalk

    DroneTalk R/C Expert Staff Member

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    Posted by DroneTalk, Jul 31, 2018 #4
    EDF fans will work but draw to many amps for any real advantage.
     
  5. Jason S

    Jason S Member

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    Posted by Jason S, Jul 31, 2018 #5
    I have seen a edf drone



    before somewhere, no idea how to calculate the power needed
     
  6. Christian Rogers

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    Posted by Christian Rogers, Aug 1, 2018 #6
    It will work but you must built it with light things/materials also. You will be having a hard time on calculations
     
  7. Aleksandar

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    Posted by Aleksandar, Aug 1, 2018 #7
    Alluminum would be mainly used and I think plastic will be one main part for thoese air suckers. I am planning firstly to draw a sketch on how would it look and than I will try to find some physics experts to help me with calcualtion.
     
  8. Christian Rogers

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    Posted by Christian Rogers, Aug 2, 2018 #8
    Yes indeed plastic is not too heavy but this will need an exact computations
     
  9. packnrat

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    Posted by packnrat, Dec 6, 2018 at 3:19 AM #9
    do i see a valid competter to dji forth coming?
     
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