posted 01-21-2022 02:43 PM
Was deep inside a YouTube Rabbit Hole when I came across this interesting video of a fellow who built a flying Lunar Module drone.
This is a scratch built Lunar Module constructed around a 450 size drone so it can actually fly. It stands 1.5 feet tall and 2 feet wide at the pads. Weighs in at 5 pounds and eats up 4000 mah batteries in 3 minutes.
This video contains the story of the build process with before, during and after photos of the lunar lander being constructed. I also have some flight video as that is the big payoff for all the work.
This Lunar Module was made from 4 sheets of white foam board, 6 sticks of hot glue, clear hose, zip ties, kabob skewers, a little paint, foil wrapping paper and about 80 hours of work.
Jurg Bolli Member
Posts: 1119 From: Albuquerque, NM Registered: Nov 2000
posted 01-21-2022 04:43 PM
That is way cool, thanks for posting it. It looks great hovering and landing.
Posts: 4996 From: Sierra Vista, Arizona Registered: Nov 1999
posted 01-21-2022 09:22 PM
The irony is that if the LLTV were redesigned today it may have utilized upscaled quadcopter/drone propulsion technology to achieve its training objectives.