Well , I have absorbed the meat of the thread and the video of the device. I have to say that the naysayers and detractors on this thread really
havent thought about the depth of thought , and the beautiful simplicity of this design.
This device has solved the main problems with exposed rotor vehicles, namely the issue of making them more impact proof by creating the impact/roll
cage, and arranging the parts in such a way as to create a highly stabilised, and very well protected device, which out-performs other similarly sized
devices in terms of control and power by the looks of things.
The potential of this device is staggering. If they could engineer it to be capable of operating in high radiation, corrosive, or heat conditions,
then this object would be a marvelous disaster assesment device. If the tech can be shrunk then this device , or its smaller version, could be used to
inspect pipes, archeological sites, or , if appropriately altered, used as portable remote signal boosters for mobile tech in areas of low signal,
which is becoming increasingly important for business, and government operatives.
If coated in a photovoltaic surface, and given intelligent power use software/hardware capability, these things could be used in a military aspect,
to augment recon sweeps , and assist in locating hidden positions from its lofty position. If the photovoltaic set up is done using the most up to
date methods (and being a Japanese device, I would have to assume it would be) they could extend its flight time by HOURS not minuites.
Another solution to the flight time issue, would be to place a battery like this inside the machine ....
Of course, the battery SIZE might need to differ, but I am sure folks on this thread can understand the thrust of the suggestion.
These things could end up everywhere. Everyone from the news channels to government agencies is going to want to get thier hands on these for
professional purposes. Hell, as a locksmith I would love to have one large enough to fit through a letter box. They would be great for assisting in
non destructive entry into a door , the lock type of which is hidden by a solid , glassless door. With one of these to observe the inside of the door,
I could use a toughened wire to unlatch tricky doors from the inside much more effectively, or figure out what type of lock is on the door without
tricky calculations, which would save me time, and the customer money.
These things are fabulous, and I for one cannot wait to see where they go with this design.