Brainstorm: How can we get the Zelator to fly?


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On Oct. 28, 2016, at the Drone Port in Boulder City, NV, we conducted a flight test for the ACDC Prototype. Our flight test identified four key issues that we need to solve for in order to continue moving forward with the development of the Zelator. The four key issues are: 

1. Heavy vibrations in airframe caused by insufficient structural stiffness

2. Non-load carrying structures in aft-fuselage were too heavy

3. Heavy vibrations in motor pods caused by improper motor hub selection

4. Incorrect thrust angles due to motor pods being improperly mounted

Add your ideas below to help us: 

1. Identify a material with sufficient structural stiffness that is also lightweight. 

2. Find potential motor hubs. 

3. Brainstorm ways to reduce the overall weight of the drone. 

You can download the full report here

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