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5 Super Sized Drones You Can Ride - 2016 - Piloted drone

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Over the past few years, some people have taken drones from small almost toy devices for carrying cameras to mini aircraft that are capable carrying a single person. Patreon : https://www.patreon.com/curiousdroid You can now translate this and other curious droid videos, see my video about it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLPVgIytKyg EHang 184 The Ehang 184 created a huge buzz when it was debuted at CES 2016. They claim it is the world's first fully autonomous helicopter drone. The Ehang 184 is a 200Kg, eight-rotor aircraft which the company claims it is able to lift a single 100kg person, up 500 metres into the air and fly them at up to 100Kmph to any point on Google Maps, avoiding objects automatically and safely handling take-off and landing all without the need for any piloting skills from the person being carried. The range is as far as it could fly with the 23 minutes of flight time afforded by the batteries which a recharge time of 2 hours. Ehang is keen to point out that in the event of the drone experiencing problems, human pilots housed in a custom built "command centres" will be able to take over and guide you to safety. Resources : http://www.ehang.com/ehang184 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrPejpbz8RI http://www.quadrouas.nl/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6CdAFakzt4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOkYHLDI23o https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3biTEHa-eCY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDJHKPtol6w http://aerofex.com/ http://www.piasecki.com/geeps_pa59k.php https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SERvwWALOM http://whatisflike.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0epgrI4CDs http://www.volocopter.com/index.php https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDcpwhhUFAo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3VYBVLp32s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4nBtYv05JM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUGfXD0SW5Q Airglow by Stellerdrone is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/) Source: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Stellardrone/Light_Years_1227/02_Airglow Artist: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Stellardrone/
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Nicholas McGill (2 days ago)
Super stupid waste of fuel and air. Recreation for blighted individuals.
zeke (7 days ago)
Can you imagine how many people who will have their heads cut off by these crazy things.
heterosapienman (8 days ago)
Joaquin Darby (10 days ago)
In the post-apocalyptic future, those who use the desert drone with fuel are going to be the uncivilized and poor ... but very strong.
AZOffRoadster (12 days ago)
2:23 MultiWii flight controller??? Dayam, son. You seriously need to consider upgrading to Betaflight.
Tate Chasers (13 days ago)
flying people every where in 30 years
That Drone Guy (14 days ago)
https://imgur.com/gallery/Hn0Vp I’m working on building this design. It will far exceed the forward airspeed of any human scale drone.
Dizzy TV (15 days ago)
stop it with the electrics - you need to put a gas engine on that for the weight to power equivalent and get much more lift and go.
blu menthal (24 days ago)
E-Hang. What a suspicious name. Lol
jonathan pressey (28 days ago)
No Excuses (1 month ago)
They should make four of the motors on the first one feed electricity back into the batteries
Mojoman57 (1 month ago)
Yes. I don't want to fly it but I do want to steer it.
dwAxel (1 month ago)
01:43 - Жалкое зрелище. Он бы ещё шариков с гелием прицепил.
ANTI ASMR (1 month ago)
we used to called them helicopters back in my days ;)
02markcal (1 month ago)
If Paul Shillito's hard work, quality animation, deep research, and amazing interviews aren't enough to make you give to his patreon page....his over the top eye blasting shirt deserves the donation at least. REPLY
Dougie Quick (1 month ago)
The air effects unit NEEDS a processor! IF it is doable without one? THINK how foolproof it will be WITH ONE!
Dougie Quick (1 month ago)
BTW you just KNOW that all these units that have "limited altitude"? are going to be TOTALLY hackable!
Jmichael Isbell (1 month ago)
thank you, very interesting
Konstruktivist Neo (1 month ago)
Safety hazard!!! You need to protect the pilot and those on the ground. TOO MANY exposed blades rotating at supersonic speed, if one splinters off, it is a KNIFE flying through the air: BAD, BAD, idea; TERRIBLE accident waiting to happen.
Rick Sanchez (1 month ago)
hotspur666 (1 month ago)
Yes, fly 40 minutes, run out of juice, crash and die...go destroy yourself!(that thing go down like a stone!)
milky jap (2 months ago)
but is not a drone if u control it
Lensflare Deviant (1 month ago)
This. Once it's piloted it's not a drone.
SmashTheGranny OutOfIt (2 months ago)
if we had an electric grid road system instead of good ole macadam this could be awesome.
SmashTheGranny OutOfIt (2 months ago)
and if it was magnetised...
John Ratko (2 months ago)
Who doesn't wish they could fly like the birds.
Kristian B Lerche (2 months ago)
I'm not bording any of these mutchafuggas unless I have some pretty solid information on the one engine out performance....
Wolfie Productions (2 months ago)
most of these have been cancelled for safety purposes. we are still a long way off
Jim Fogarty (2 months ago)
Although I applaud the efforts here, I can tell you all with some conviction that the FAA will not allow these multiple spinning propeller systems unless they are shrouded… so your current weight vs power considerations are off by a good deal, as well as your propeller thrust/size calcs. I’m not going to discuss stopping… and those of you who are familiar with this technology know why.
Lyndon Bushnell (2 months ago)
can these be run by nuclear power? if so the trips would be endless without charging
h TH- Troll House (2 months ago)
By definition, if it carries a man or it is driven inside by it, it is not a drone , it will be any other aircraft or hovercraft
Merple Turple (3 months ago)
Drones are autonomous meaning that these are just hover bikes etc
archtroll (3 months ago)
that quadro UAS guy needs some fucking goggles .. hahaha
Jimmy Jack (3 months ago)
Why make them electric? Battery technology is shit.
Lensflare Deviant (1 month ago)
For that very reason. We need better battery tech and we need more than just cars to drive the demand.
Deshaun Harris (3 months ago)
Good 1 Master bruce
A View from Laputa (3 months ago)
By definition, a drone does not have a human occupant. These might be ultralights, but they're not drones.
mvelasquez72 (4 months ago)
Hey, does any of these super sized drones use a flight controller as a flight assistant or solo flight controller?
MunTre123 (4 months ago)
Only problem I can see is the battery, we really don't have batteries with enough capacity to power drones of this size for longer than 15 to around an hour. The technology is there, but not a good enough powersource
Alex Toski (4 months ago)
welcome to the world of TOMORROW!!!
webpa (4 months ago)
Why do you INSIST on calling these machines "drones"? They are NOT drones!
Miuku Mauku (4 months ago)
1 step closer to those flying cars😂
logan watts (4 months ago)
version does anyone see better this wetultd
RD19902010 (5 months ago)
A rotor lifted aircraft doesnt need a chute, auto-rotation does the trick...
kineticdeath (5 months ago)
i'd still prefer an MX-5 RF... /hides lol... one day at least!
bob smith (5 months ago)
why this word "drone" over and over, they are quad copters, or just HELICOPTERS, things that have been around almost as long as planes have. None of this is new
Siminthesky (5 months ago)
easy to shoot down these flyers. it will be busy in the air
Darkstar8473 (5 months ago)
260 thousand can get me some nice cars ... some nice safe cars ... that I can drive ... because you know it's fucking safe.
Rich Beal (5 months ago)
not if you have a psycho computer running it.Wright, Elon?
Darkstar8473 (5 months ago)
I can get some nice audis and bmws for 85,000 ... just saying
fred fuchs (5 months ago)
23 minutes and two hours to charge the battery? Thats not very efficient.
cesar rivera (5 months ago)
Ya casi esta mi proyecto lo tengo en maqueta espero vuele es un dronhelicotero con casida para dos personas para trasportar
Rich Beal (5 months ago)
morskojvolk (5 months ago)
By definition, it's not a "drone" if the person riding it is piloting it. It's just an aircraft.
Rich Beal (5 months ago)
why is that russian drone called a scorpion? they don't fly
morskojvolk (5 months ago)
LOL, jerk! ;-P
Rich Beal (5 months ago)
she's not home I'll call Webster.
Rich Beal (5 months ago)
i'll call Meriam and ask.
goose1077 (5 months ago)
I weigh 100kg. I guess I have to fly naked, or fast for a day first.
David Jimenez (5 months ago)
a manned drone? That's an oxymoron.
David Jimenez (5 months ago)
Rich Beal u got that right
Rich Beal (5 months ago)
yes an oxymoronic Drone ! It' the future!
MidasChaser - make fire (6 months ago)
awesome!! 😊
ROKlJH UI (6 months ago)
The futuristic drone-world has skyscrapers everywhere...Where are the forests ? where do the animals and insects live ?
Operative Ben (6 months ago)
no matter what a drone is still technically a manned vehicle untill advanced moral AI's are developed since on the other side of that reaper bombing the crap out of innocent civilians there is a pilot flying it remotely
TALK ABOUT COINS (6 months ago)
The commentary sounds like its Michael Cane
Roberto Diablo (6 months ago)
if this is reality in 25years terrorists gone use EMP'S as a weapon..
Rich Beal (5 months ago)
That ok we have a PMS weapon and PME .
Jesper Danielsson (6 months ago)
the Ehang thing will be hacked and someone will die and it will be the end of it <3
Paul Murphy (6 months ago)
ya, just what we all need.flying blenders.sounds like a lotta fun kids!!
Phil T (6 months ago)
Thanks for the shitpost, asshole. There's a thing called an airplane that's been around for a century with this capability. You may want to look that up.
Pass The Butter Robot (7 months ago)
For these to become truly world-changing we're gonna need better batteries than we have currently (no pun intended). Lighter & with a greater charge capacity. It'll come though.
Mr Naugles (7 months ago)
Drone Driving License? . . . or are they too unstable to trust a person to drive?
Johnathan Stephenson (7 months ago)
hate to tell you but if it's got a pilot it's an ultra light aircraft not a drone also illegal in the USA if you're not a licensed pilot taking off from a runway with TSA air clearance literally the law says that if it leaves the ground under its own power then its an aircraft this is why we don't have flying cars
Johnathan Stephenson (7 months ago)
2:43 and here you see someone breaking the law by flying an aircraft in the us without FFA clearance and not from a certified airport
Earl Harewood (8 months ago)
alex smits (8 months ago)
i want one!
Engg tutorials (8 months ago)
combination of motor and propeller
PolyAtheist (8 months ago)
UAS=Unmanned aerial system. These are manned aircraft. Drone = autonomous vehicle, manned or unmanned.
Łukasz Sroka (9 months ago)
Look how technology is leaking out through the age. They were chaeting u all the time........
incoocat150 (9 months ago)
I'm sure you could've found a more suitable place for testing the machine. Next to a utility pole, really? :D
GameCAB (9 months ago)
Excuse me for pointing out the obvious, but if you're riding on it then it's not a drone is it ?
sn3192 (9 months ago)
flying that volocopter must be fun! like flying in a computer game!
sn3192 (9 months ago)
aero x is kinda cool. though not really a flying vehicle. reminds me of all those hover vehicles in dragonball
Hanaka (9 months ago)
so the first drone cost 100k and can fly 25 min and 100km/h thats 1.6km/m witch is 40 km in 25 min ? thats pritty fast but 40km or 24miles. thats not werry far.
Pat Eagleplace (10 months ago)
There is a big difference between drones and hovercraft!
rbaleksandar (10 months ago)
As if having a parachute at 500m will help when that drone leaves your ass in mid-air...According to the US Parachute Association you get a minimum altitude of 2000ft (approx. 61t0m) for experienced sky divers, 2500ft (approx. 760m) for less experienced sky divers and 5500ft (approx. 1.7km) for training jumps).
Lone Wolf (10 months ago)
thank you for calling them oversized drones and not hoverboards
killgaz motron (10 months ago)
so.......... why dont they try this with a turboprop? maybe that will make it work better?
PunOne (10 months ago)
0:50 Anybody else bothered that this guy is doing a 180 in the cramped cockpit when he could've easily went in right side up
Bruce Wilds (10 months ago)
We should also note that technology is quickly blurring the line between drones and robots at the same time that the killing power of these machines is being ramped up by the military. The article below is a reminder that what they have planned is not limited to what we have seen.http://brucewilds.blogspot.com/2013/11/drones-killer-robots-and-ugly.htm...
Dougie Quick (10 months ago)
Question? Can the Volocopter still autorotate in emergency like conventional copters can?
Gardo Olaguer (10 months ago)
Christian Egli (6 months ago)
Greasy King (11 months ago)
And you thought you had problems finding a parking spot? Wait until you have to go downtown with any of those.
Nexfero (11 months ago)
The Aero-X looks the most promising and at a price is 80k is very affordable for a fun toy, Gasoline engines are the future of Drones. All Drones needs Wankel engines because more emission more better.
rockabye baby (11 months ago)
I know..I know. .its not a drone enough already! !
James Gant (11 months ago)
My name... is michael caine. She was only 17 years old!
johnlocke445 (11 months ago)
The Volocopter is not emissions free. The emissions will be created and released by the power company when the Volocopter is being charged. I don't know why people can't understand this fact?
大西ドン (11 months ago)
いやあすごい 夢があるな〜て思ったけど、もう夢じゃないんだね
大西ドン (11 months ago)
Michalakis Demetriou ワイハニポンジンヤドスコイ
rockabye baby (11 months ago)
。ドン大西 translation please!
Артём Суслонов (11 months ago)
helicopters already exist
Rich Beal (5 months ago)
yeah right.
John Roberts (11 months ago)
Oh come on people it's 2017! Nothing is called what it is anymore... Bruce is now Caitlyn. Aircraft Carriers are now Ferryboats. A Sleeping Bag is now a Fruit Roll Up - so if they want to call it a Drone when it's not, let them. We know what they really are :)
Austin C (1 year ago)
If it's piloted it is NOT a drone. It is no different than a helicopter.
Rich Beal (5 months ago)
is it a still a helicopter if it has no pilot? Grasshopper
Sloth Shanker (1 year ago)
I hate it when there is a 1.43 advertisement that you cant skip
Ted Mishler (1 year ago)
Is it not called a drone if it is a ride on? What shall we call them? Perhaps I could use my soon to be made ebike for a delivery service? There would be no fuel, as heat is its only necessity, and the sun can supply that, and on days with no sun, then alternate heat sources could be used, burning sticks, propane, and the like. The idea I have for a fun e-bike that will propel me across the country will hopefully be achieved soon :-) Calculations show that one idea of the project shows that 180 thermoelectric chips are needed to produce 36 volts at 10 amps. if faster getting about is desirable, then calculations show that if I choose a higher voltage hub motor, that 48 volts at 10 amps can be achieved if I use 240 thermo electric chips, that it should produce 48 volts at 10 amps If still faster motors are desirable, a if I choose a 72 volt power source for a 72v hub motor, then let's see... 360 thermo electric chips would produce a steady 72 volts at 10 amps - this really is getting exciting! I see ebay has the availability of hot water pumps with low 12 and 24 volt requirements available for a small price too. If only I had enough power from the chips to take this project to the skies. Wonder how much voltage and current would be needed to make a flying drone large enough to carry me about? Would be so nice to just float about, and not have to worry about the occasional chuck hole and the like on the ground. Think how much more comfy it would be gliding on a cushion of air - if only - wonder how to calculate how much is needed? I know, i will see how the ones who made them did it. the power source they used can be used as an estimate of what I'd need with drone motors their size, what ever size that is. Lets see what google says about how they went about making those drones that can fly people - youtube shows that there are several versions of ride on drones. I wonder if someone will think of designing one with tilt motors, that way, when altitude is reached, a tilt of the propellers, or are they called rotors? well, if they were tilt-able forward, that might make the drone faster
Rich Beal (5 months ago)
Who?Call Elon!
avazian (1 year ago)
Its gonna crash. Is it just me...or does anyone else think this thing crashing into someone's house would be funny...?
Север (1 year ago)
У всех подобных изобретений есть одна слабость) это неоправданно высокий центр тяжести, на его стабилизацию уходит слишком много энергии. Лучше вертолёта уже не придумать 👌👌👌👋
Rich Beal (5 months ago)
i agree. I think we should consider it.
jeff34446 (1 year ago)
I love it when they say it can't be done!
Rich Beal (5 months ago)
napoleon saud that?wow!
rocketcab (1 year ago)
.... something told me that drone tech would ultimately lead to flying cars.... Back To The Future, here we come ! ! !
Rich Beal (5 months ago)
or that drunk Scotty.
Rich Beal (5 months ago)
maybe Mr Spock.he has a big mouth can't keep a secret!
Rich Beal (5 months ago)
who told you? i bet it was that big mouth master poe,or his brother edgar.
Erin Murphy (1 year ago)
LOL how can you discuss zero point energy when the word "drone" is not being used correctly, first things first.
Marvin Horn (1 year ago)
Ongoing divine check journal metal alone heart.
정상연 (1 year ago)
why don't you just ride a helicopter?
Zod of Heaven (1 year ago)
It's all about batteries.
soul123 (1 year ago)
We will never be able to ride drones, because the definition of a drone is, that there are no ppl on it.
Nick Oakley (1 year ago)
Reckon the Mexicans will soon be seriously interested......:-)
Horder Phelps (1 year ago)
Quadro will also mow your lawn.