Mini Quad Lifting Capability

Discussion in 'Ready to Fly Quads' started by Kerbalnaut, Feb 3, 2018.

  1. Kerbalnaut

    Kerbalnaut New Member

    Hi All! First time poster here.

    I am working on a project where we are looking at maximizing the lift capacity of a smaller size quad. The size restrictions of the project limit us to a maximum envelope of 4.5" x 4.5". We are looking for something RTF and available for purchase online preferably.

    Does anybody have any recommendations on quads that fit this criteria with a high thrust to weight ratio?

  2. ringolong

    ringolong Well-Known Member

    All of us already know the answer.

    We are wondering what will the payload be?
  3. Kerbalnaut

    Kerbalnaut New Member

    The payload will likely be 60g or greater.
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2018
  4. Jackson

    Jackson USA member at large

    With props?
  5. Gyro Doctor

    Gyro Doctor Electronics Tech for over 45 years

    With that small of a form factor (since you can't use more efficient larger props) you're going to be looking for aggressively pitched smaller
    props turning at high speeds driven by powerful motors to obtain any substantial payload lifting capabilities.

    That means you're looking more to a "built to suit" scenario and not anything that's RTF.
  6. Kerbalnaut

    Kerbalnaut New Member

    Yes, with props and any blade guards. Essentially the maximum width and length dimensions.
  7. Gyro Doctor

    Gyro Doctor Electronics Tech for over 45 years

    Anything you can buy that's that small will not have any substantial lifting capabilities at all.
    You CAN build one though, but there isn't anything RTF that's going to be that small and still lift two or more ounces that I can think of.

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