DIY UFO – The GFS UAV Project, A coanda effect flying saucer

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DIY UFO – The GFS UAV Project, A coanda effect flying saucer

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Check out Jean-Louis Naudin’s DIY UFO – a coanda effect flying saucer you can make yourself!

The GFS-UAV, propelled by an electric engine, uses the Coanda effect to take off vertically, fly, hover and land vertically ( VTOL ). There is no big rotor like on an helicopter and the flight is very stable and safe for the surrounding. The design of the GFS-UAV N-01A is based on the Geoff Hatton’ flying saucer from GFS Project limited.

The GFS UAV Project, A coanda effect flying saucer tested by Jean-Louis Naudin, Thanks Jordan! – [via] Link & detailed shots.

10 thoughts on “DIY UFO – The GFS UAV Project, A coanda effect flying saucer

  1. frank26080115 says:

    I have a question:
    How come it does not spin in mid air like a helicopter without a tail rotor?

  2. jpollard says:

    This may help explain it:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coanda_Effect

    A helicopter is not using its rotor to push air along a curved surface. This is more like a hybrid of a wing with lift effect, and a hovercraft. Very cool.

  3. frank26080115 says:

    ohhhhh, stupid me, the fins are angled to counter the torque

  4. shinde dyaneshwar says:

    i want to make these as my project for final yr mech engg .how to start.please help me.

  5. muthu says:

    I would like to pick dz as ma final year (b.e aero) prjct…I hd made some literature surveys rgrdng dz..can u plz help me with the next step …

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