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Kitchen Drones in action – Multirotors support in running a restaurant

ArchAerial, a young company that specializes in the use of multirotors for mapping purposes, with a focus on archeological research and excavation sites, has published an interesting video on the possible uses of quadcopters in a restaurant environment , in collaboration with Swift’s Attic, a nice restaurant apparently open to innovation and new technologies, located in Austin Texas.

The original quadcopter design by ArchAerial, with folding arms. The parts have been manifactured by 3D printing - Source
The original quadcopter design by ArchAerial, with folding arms. The parts have been manifactured by 3D printing – Source

In the video, the little custom made multicopters from ArchAerial are shown performing a variety of tasks such as serving at the table:

Archaerial drone serving at Swift's Attic restaurant - Screenshot from video below
Archaerial drone serving at Swift’s Attic restaurant – Screenshot from video below

slicing vegetables:

Drone slicing vegetables in the kitchen
Drone slicing vegetables in the kitchen

Continue reading Kitchen Drones in action – Multirotors support in running a restaurant

Safeflight Chopter’s SFC4410-1 Quad H Airframe unboxing

Received a couple of days ago the SFC4410-1 Quad H Airframe from Safeflight Chopters. It is a quadcopter frame designed mostly with security in mind. Here’s a picture of the mounted Safeflight quadcopter from the website:

SFC4410 Safelight Quadcopter
SFC4410 Safelight Quadcopter

and some action:

I had noted this frame a while ago, made a post on it, and placed an order. Since I live in a heavily populated area, the idea to be able to fly a quad in a city park, without worries about the propellers cutting something they should not, is very attractive and worth a test.

In this model the propellers are entirely caged in a plastic structure, with a strong nylon net above and below each propeller.

After flying the mini h quad for a while, the structure looks quite big, it can be virtually fitted in a square with approximately 67 cm edges. Each of the 4 plastic circles has a 26,5 cm internal diameter and 33 cm external diameter.

Safeflight SFC4410-1 Quad H Airframe
Safeflight SFC4410-1 Quad H Airframe

The frame feels extremely lightweight. It is made of molded light plastic, similar to the one that you can often find inside consumer items boxes, to shape the inside of the box so as to fit the various components of the product. This plastic is however strategically reinforced in key places, like the motor mount for instance

Close up of the motor mount
Close up of the motor mount

and the upper and lower frame components that are reinforced with carbon bars.

One of the components is reinforced internally with bars
The lower and upper “plates” are reinforced internally with carbon bars

Very lightweight overall. How will it hold crashes? We might well check this out soon 🙂

The purpose of this post is to share some very first shots of components during the unboxing. Build details and more photos will be posted while construction advances.

Blackout Mini H Quad, our latest FPV quadcopter build details

I recently made a post about Blackout’s Mini-H-Quad. It is a great small size FPV platform, that will possibly host full size/full potency FPV equipment that is normally mounted on bigger quads. Sounds great for a lightweight personal drone that you can easily fit in a medium sized PC bag together with the radio and a handful of batteries. Get yours HERE.

In this post I would like to share my current setup for the Mini H Quad. It is probably not the lightest possible configuration. I bet I could take off at least 5/10 grams of weight with some minimization here and there. Possibly the photos below could be a source of inspiration, or criticism, for others who wish to build or already built the same quad. Continue reading Blackout Mini H Quad, our latest FPV quadcopter build details