Quadro UAS : Autonomous human transport


Another person proving that getting a person off the ground with a large multirotor is not difficult these days. I think its time for some prizes to be announced for daring flights much like the early days of aviation. The reason I say that is I don’t think we have seen a circuit yet from any of these man lifters.

With my old man head on I think the young chap should have at least had a bicycle helmet on. I certainly would not want one of those blades connecting with my head or eyes in an off.

Any challenges will be hard pressed to beat Santos-Dumont who whilst preparing to fly around the Eiffel tower stopped off at a restaurant to meet friends during a test flight.

In April 1900, Henri Deutsch de la Meurthe offered the Deutsch de la Meurthe prize, also simply known as the “Deutsch Santos-Dumont_dirigeable_1901prize”, of 100,000 francs to the first machine capable of flying a round trip from the Aéro-Club de France’s flying field at Parc Saint Cloud to the Eiffel Tower in Paris and back in less than thirty minutes. The winner of the prize needed to maintain an average ground speed of at least 22 km/h (14 mph) to cover the round trip distance of 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) in the allotted time. The prize was to be available from May 1, 1900 to November 1, 1901.