I cant deny it I am a sucker for crazy new technology and when I saw this MikroKopter HexaKopter designed by Holger Buss I was blown away. The fact he also included GPS into this bad boy is unreal. He can literally set a GPS location for it to fly to and also tell it to return to the GPS location of where he started the motors so it returns.
Controlled by a very snazzy futuristic remote control system the Hexakopter makes use of its six propellers to allow one side to push as the other side pulls giving almost twice the thrust. Holger even demonstrates how it can still operate with weights attached etc. Could this be the future of rapid emergency organ transport? or something far more sinister? Either way it is definitely an ingenious design with a vast array of brilliant features.
My initial “Wow” was a result of seeing this Kopter’s speed, the way it flies straight up at such speeds is incredible, and there is a camera mounted to the bottom which you can see in the first test flight video below. I can imagine they are quite costly to develop and run but the idea is brilliant, I would love one of these to fly around the GBC Headquarters :p
In my adolescence, I always wanted a petrol powered remote control helicopter, looking at this brings all of those memories back. I have seen some cool remote control toys in my life, from the remote control car that has a python which popped up and squirted water, “or ink if you were a real sod of a child” to the small light remote control UFO’s and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles RC Blimp but this MikroKopter takes the throne and some.
Let us know what you think of the MikroKopter on the comments.
Tests of the MK-HexaKopter
Flight-Test, GPS-Test and Payload-Test “English subtitles”
Technical data of the HexaKopter:
- flight-time: up to 30 minutes (with small payload)
- max. payload: 1kg
- weight: 1200g
Here is the HexaKopter again with some newer software installed.
Here the MikroKopter is sent on a 3.3km waypoint flight controlled by GPS.