Phantom Human Drone

Joined
Jun 12, 2020
Messages
2
Reaction score
0
Age
47
Hey all new user here,,Im thinking of building a personal human drone as a project to get around my farm as its big,,Now this may sound like a stupid question because my wife thinks Im mad lol,,building the actual drone design isnt going to be much of an issue but what I want to know is,is it as simple as dissasembling a phantom 3 drone (as i have one but its not used anymore) and taking the circuitry out of it and merging it with my drone project,,Would it be as simple as upgrading to bigger motors blades and wiring as its already calibrated and working perfect with the phantom remote,seems to be the easiest setup Im assuming,Also if this is possible from the vids ive seen others seem to have more than 4 blades but the phantom only has 4,,so would it be a possible changeover,,has anyone done this or thought about it,,any help would be appreciated, theres a few of my friends that say cant be done so help me prove them wrong,,cheers
 

KachemakDiver

Premium Pilot
Joined
May 15, 2019
Messages
1,167
Reaction score
795
Age
59
Location
Homer,Alaska
Hey all new user here,,Im thinking of building a personal human drone as a project to get around my farm as its big,,Now this may sound like a stupid question because my wife thinks Im mad lol,,building the actual drone design isnt going to be much of an issue but what I want to know is,is it as simple as dissasembling a phantom 3 drone (as i have one but its not used anymore) and taking the circuitry out of it and merging it with my drone project,,Would it be as simple as upgrading to bigger motors blades and wiring as its already calibrated and working perfect with the phantom remote,seems to be the easiest setup Im assuming,Also if this is possible from the vids ive seen others seem to have more than 4 blades but the phantom only has 4,,so would it be a possible changeover,,has anyone done this or thought about it,,any help would be appreciated, theres a few of my friends that say cant be done so help me prove them wrong,,cheers
???, Don’t think so!
 
Joined
Mar 6, 2019
Messages
112
Reaction score
19
Age
27
Instead of disassembling Working phantom 3 I would build a custom drone or buy used one because they are pretty cheap now
 
Joined
Dec 11, 2018
Messages
539
Reaction score
481
Location
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Hey all new user here,,Im thinking of building a personal human drone as a project to get around my farm as its big,,Now this may sound like a stupid question because my wife thinks Im mad lol,,building the actual drone design isnt going to be much of an issue but what I want to know is,is it as simple as dissasembling a phantom 3 drone (as i have one but its not used anymore) and taking the circuitry out of it and merging it with my drone project,,Would it be as simple as upgrading to bigger motors blades and wiring as its already calibrated and working perfect with the phantom remote,seems to be the easiest setup Im assuming,Also if this is possible from the vids ive seen others seem to have more than 4 blades but the phantom only has 4,,so would it be a possible changeover,,has anyone done this or thought about it,,any help would be appreciated, theres a few of my friends that say cant be done so help me prove them wrong,,cheers
Um...no.

You actually want the electronics of a two pound UAS to properly manage a multi-hundred pound manned drone? If it was that easy don't you think everyone would be doing it? As to adapting the electronics of a quad (like a P3P) to a hexacopter is a non-starter. The ECUs in a P3P can only manage four motors. The firmware is only designed to control 4 motors.

This is not a trivial task and would require a lot of engineering work. In reality, it would be easier to design and build a manned fixed-wing aircraft than a manned hexacopter.
 
  • Like
Reactions: KachemakDiver
Joined
Jul 29, 2016
Messages
444
Reaction score
231
Age
78
The key to getting anything like this to work is a massive system integration challenge. It isn’t really about bigger motors and propellers. The heavy lifting takes place in software, which integrates GPS data with inertial data, barometric altitude, and user input to manipulate the motor speed control. This motor speed control system logic would have to be completely redone to accommodate new motors. These motors themselves will need to be designed and built around the methods to be used for speed control. Generally this can be done with motors that are designed to track pulses of varying width and frequency. All of this will need to be controlled in real time by the aforementioned software. None of the internal system control logic an d behavior of the DJI software is documented, so scaling it from the existing motors and electronic control systems will take many man years and real systems engineering chops.
 
  • Like
Reactions: ARMeyer
Joined
Jun 27, 2018
Messages
27
Reaction score
15
Age
68
Hey all new user here,,Im thinking of building a personal human drone as a project to get around my farm as its big,,Now this may sound like a stupid question because my wife thinks Im mad lol,,building the actual drone design isnt going to be much of an issue but what I want to know is,is it as simple as dissasembling a phantom 3 drone (as i have one but its not used anymore) and taking the circuitry out of it and merging it with my drone project,,Would it be as simple as upgrading to bigger motors blades and wiring as its already calibrated and working perfect with the phantom remote,seems to be the easiest setup Im assuming,Also if this is possible from the vids ive seen others seem to have more than 4 blades but the phantom only has 4,,so would it be a possible changeover,,has anyone done this or thought about it,,any help would be appreciated, theres a few of my friends that say cant be done so help me prove them wrong,,cheers

Chinese startup Ehang has released footage showing its drone flying people. It is the first time the company has showed off video of the passenger flights to the public.

 
Joined
Jun 26, 2019
Messages
41
Reaction score
16
Age
43
Here's some inspiration for you:

I know he’s in Europe somewhere, (therefore not FAA’s territory), but I’d hate to find out what the FAA would say about a flying bathtub after flying it! [emoji51]
 
Joined
Dec 11, 2018
Messages
539
Reaction score
481
Location
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Actually I think the FAA would not have anything to say in this case as it seems that flying bathtub would qualify under Part 103 without requiring any certification.
 

New Threads

Members online

Forum statistics

Threads
141,177
Messages
1,453,815
Members
103,001
Latest member
prayforsurf0