Building a rope bridge with flying machines in the ETH Zurich Flying Machine Arena.
The video shows quadrocopters autonomously assembling a rope bridge.
This is part of a body of research in aerial construction, a field that addresses the construction of structures with the aid of flying machines.
In this work, a rope bridge that can support the crossing of a person is built by quadrocopters, showing for the ﬁrst time that
small ﬂying machines are capable of autonomously realizing load-bearing structures at full-scale and proceeding a step
further towards real-world scenarios.
Except for the required anchor points at both ends of the structure, the bridge consists exclusively of tensile elements and its connections
and links are entirely realized by ﬂying machines.
Spanning 7.4 m between two scaffolding structures, the bridge consists of nine rope segments for a total rope length of about 1
20 m and is composed of different elements, such as knots, links, and braids.
The rope used for these experiments is made out of Dyneema, a material with a low weight-to-strength ratio and thus suitable for aerial construction.
Of little weight (7 g per meter), a 4 mm diameter rope can sustain 1300 kg.
The vehicles are equipped with a motorized spool that allows them to control th... Читать дальше »
I will never forget this trip....
I caught up with the rest of the guys halfway into this adventure...
tried my best to capture the whole experience here... hope you guys enjoy.
And if you haven't already... check out my friends versions of this trip:
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An upgraded version of the Japanese H-IIA rocket successfully lifted off today, November 24th 2015 at 06:50 UTC from the Tanegashima Space Centre in Japan.
The rocket carried the first dedicated commercial paylad, Telstar 12V, for Canadian company Telesat.
Finally I was able to film another Crosswind video at Düsseldorf.
Almost two years after I made the last crosswind video the wind conditions were perfect for lots of crosswind action again.
Check out the amazing skills of the pilots. Some of them realy had a hard time trying to land during these stormy conditions.
We had wind speeds up to 55kts. I spend 7 hours at the airport and I was able to see 15 go arounds.
Not all of them are shown in this video cause most of them already made a go around far before reaching the runway.
Featured planes: Boeing 737, Boeing 757, Boeing 777, Boeing 787, Airbus A320, Airbus A330, Fokker 100, CRJ-900 and more.