The Megakopter at Trondheim Maker Faire

The Megakopter is the largest electric multi-copter in the world. It has 48 motors with 13-inch propellers. Each engine has over 3 kg of lift capacity, providing enough lift to carry a person.

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Behind the Scenes: Drone Dudes’ Awesome Cinema-Grade Octocopter

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDvdY6QyMXI&w=620&h=349]   The Drone Dudes stopped by the Maker Media Lab recently to show off their custom octocopter setup, and we took the opportunity to get it — and them — on camera. The crew is a group of commercial, aerial cinematographers specializing in using high-end, custom octocopters for close proximity filming. Their current […]

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Pie in the Sky? Technological Hurdles for Amazon Prime Air

Yesterday Jeff Bezos, Founder and CEO of Amazon, announced during a 60 Minutes segment that his company has already began work on the future of shipping, called Amazon Prime Air. In short, orders that weigh under 5 pounds will be delivered to your door in 30 minutes or less, by drone.

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