Colin HiltonFollow


A multicopter comprises an arrangement of spars that normally makes a four-pronged set of cantilevers around a centre body, each supporting a single motor and propeller. The layout described here extends each cantilever to support a pair of close-coupled motors that rotate in the same direction, contrary to received practise. This creates a form of virtual quadcopter that provides failure redundancy yet improved efficiency in comparison to an X-8 layout, whilst still retaining a footprint suited to human carriage.

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