Henning Pedersen and students of the University of Oslo (all Norway) built a giant drone which has flown into the record books after achieving the Heaviest payload lifted by a remote-controlled multicopter. Read full story: http://bit.ly/GWR-MegaDrone
This video was taken for the HobbyKing.com annual “Beer Lift” competition, 2015. We lifted 205 lbs (indicated on our not-so-great scale – we think it was more like 225 lbs, actually, but what the heck…) of “drinkable liquid” (water) in 4, 54-lb jugs, plus about an 8-lb fiberglass mounting plate. The VertiPod Hex (check out http://VertiPod.com for more information) is capable of lifting up to 300 lbs., but liquid sloshing around is a little harder, so we went a little lighter this time out.
Such a pity that Guinness plainly does not do much checking, Roy Castle will be spinning in his grave.
The McWhirters would never have allowed it.
OK, I’d better stop indulging the UK child of the 70’s side of me.