Swimming Pool Noodles Construct a Flying MultiCopter
(MAKE blog) Maker Mark Harrison recently constructed a multicopter from pool noodles. Multicopters have no moving parts like helicopters. And unlike airplanes, multicopters do not depend on an aerodynamic body to fly, As a result, multicopters can be made from a wide variety of materials and construction techniques.
Harrison gives these reasons for using swimming pool noodles:
–Pool noodles are cheap.
–It would be a good training unit when friends wanted to try flying because they can’t break a pool noodle!
–It would be highly visible.
–It would be easy to light up for night and evening flying.
–It’s funny to think of flying pool noodles!
Harrison is a tech lead at Pixar Studios and also an intrepid drone hobbyist.