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  1. Slinger2

    Drones and Slung Loads?

    I'll ask out in public what I have been asking a few people in private: Anyone using slung loads with UAVs? For background, I am asking because we work in improving the accuracy of predicting slung load aerodynamics (all sorts of shapes!) speed and safety. One advantage is immediately apparent: You put a large pizza box (quite light) under a small quadrotor and you block the rotor wakes. You sling it 10 feet below or 20 feet below, and the drone does not have to come down to whether people/pets and drones won't hurt each other, and you can deliver the pizza without even hovering. But obviously, that's not the only application. The work originally came from DoD interests and also from flood evacuation interests for large and precious payloads but is now aiming for a much broader range of civilian applications. I am getting some good feedback (positive and negative both deeply appreciated!!) on problems and opportunities.
  2. Hello! I am an aerodynamicist working on UAV research, hoping to learn about drone-based delivery and tethered/slung load applications. I am looking forward to talking to UAV pilots and developers to get insights on these. Please comment here if you have ideas, suggestions, experience to share! Thanks!
  3. Greetings. I am one of two members of a team from Atlanta, Georgia trying to learn about using drones for slung load delivery in various applications. My teammate will register and introduce himself as soon as he gets off the phone talking to firefighters in Hawaii. In our usual work we conduct experimental research on the aerodynamics of helicopters, slung loads, and multiple rotors in general. Hope to talk to all of you, particularly anyone who will talk to us about drones used with slung loads, drones used in delivery, slung loads with helicopters, and the business of drones in general. Safety concerns? Insurance issues? Crime-fighting?