project specification

Scorpion-3

A fully-manned quadcopter for human transport.

Specifications

Battery life 10-25 m
Range 20 km
Speed 65 km/h
Payload 120 kg
Flying height 10

Overview

An electric-powered vessel which combines a motorcycle seat with quadcopter drone technology. The craft resembles a compact dirt bike in size and shape, with its frame based on a motorcycle concept. The surfs through the air by changing altitude and direction.

The hoverbike has inbuilt software for full manual and automated control. The platform is equipped with a safety system powered by state of the art flight controllers, special logical programing, and computer-aided speed and altitude limiting.

The Hoverbike frame is a supporting power platform, made in the form of a spatial carbon monocoque. The overlap of the cross forming is reinforced and fixed by power plates from below and from above. On the end sections of the power platform, independently working sensored engines with propellers are mounted on the beams. Above the center structure of the supporting power platform a module containing our computer, on-board flight system, sensors, battery and generator are housed.

The frame supports four propellers and is made from single-element carbon fiber, this reduces weight by half, making way for a larger, more powerful battery setup.
The pilot is assisted by a flight computer that helps provide stability during takeoff and landing. Two leather-covered joysticks control the aircraft. Flights can last up to 25 minutes—then it takes about two and a half hours to recharge the batteries.

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