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Tarpazium
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Monocopter

Postby Tarpazium » Sun Dec 21, 2008 12:27 pm

Hi Chuck,

It's been a while since many of us here have had an update on your most interesting Monocopter project. Would you care to give the readers of this forum an update?


I found a few link recently that have been attributed to you.

http://www.htlounge.net/articles/3381/1/The-Worlds-Largest-Hybrid-Powered-Monocopter

http://newsgroups.derkeiler.com/Archive/Rec/rec.models.rockets/2006-03/msg00536.html

http://homepage.mac.com/wesrudy/iMovieTheater18.html

Tarp

P.S.

Chuck the Rudy Home Page looks a million bucks!

Tarp
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Postby voodoo » Sun Dec 21, 2008 12:46 pm

Wow.....I'm infamous. :shock:

First off the monocopter is repaired and ready for another flight. We still have not conquered the heat problems the centrifugal force causes, but I have an idea which will have to wait a bit. The wing has flown twice and flown well, just had a hard meeting with the earth.

I have one design flaw with the location of the exit of the fuel tank which cannot be repaired without a complete disassembly and rebuild, but I learned a bit. In time I will bring it out again, but the kid's nitro-nitrous motor and my L3 have to be completed first, so it sits sadly in the shed, waiting it's turn.

I was trying to procur a helicopter blade for a larger wing, but them helicopter folks don't like to return emails when they find out what you're up to. ;)

Here are a look a different type of monocopter being researched at MIT by Woody Hoburg, an awesome rocket guy.


http://web.mit.edu/whoburg/Public/Infinite_Flight_1.wmv

http://web.mit.edu/download/whoburg/Pub ... flight.mov

The monocopters can test a lot of things, and Woody's is amazing in it's design and function.

EDIT--Woody's clips from MIT don't appear to want to load for me, but they don't say they're dead, so I'll leave em up in case it works for someone else
JLTDT


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