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Registered: Jun 2014

posted 01-21-2022 02:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Skythings   Click Here to Email Skythings     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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

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From: Albuquerque, NM
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posted 01-21-2022 04:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jurg Bolli   Click Here to Email Jurg Bolli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That is way cool, thanks for posting it. It looks great hovering and landing.


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From: Sierra Vista, Arizona
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posted 01-21-2022 09:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAholic   Click Here to Email SpaceAholic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The irony is that if the LLTV were redesigned today it may have utilized upscaled quadcopter/drone propulsion technology to achieve its training objectives.

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