Air Bottle Helicopter

22. april. 2021
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  • A what on a what

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  • I have no idea what you are talking about. Nice video.

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  • What 3D printer do you use? Also, I'm wondering what air compressor you use as well, because I am not sure which one to get.

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  • Could the shape of the bottle be applying unwanted force though the Coanda effect?

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  • Why are you not having the bottle the right way up? Inject air from bottom and then release. Center of gravity would be closer to axis of the rotor causing less tilt.

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  • Ideas for improvement: - use some pliers-like printed arms to lock the whole heli around the bottle. You could avoid uneven upwards momentum. - insert a tiny valve to stop the rotors running (and vibrating) while pressurizing the air tank. Open the valve remotely with a line. - change the filling valve so that the levers presses the valve away from the heli. -> 1. Start up rotor 2. Stop pressurizing and drop the filling valve 3. Unlock heli

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  • You might be able to reduce the friction considerably by using tethlon. You could also perhaps make some changes to your propeller in order to reduce weight and drag without reducing thrust.

    Amaroq StarwindAmaroq Starwind2 dager siden
  • Dear Tom. Please make a satelite starlink tracker pointer thing. You are a Aerospace engineer so it should not be difficult for you to make so easy that almost all of us with a 3d printer cut make one 😊

    Peter SønbergPeter Sønberg3 dager siden
  • this is like every aerospace engineering students (including me) dream job

    Stepan JankowskiStepan Jankowski3 dager siden
  • Why don't you compress the bottle with helium or hydrogen?

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  • You have to make a rotary air engine like an engine with rotary piston!

    Loïc LE GLASLoïc LE GLAS3 dager siden
  • Hello Tom Stanton🖐🖐 I have a question on linear motors, can they be used on like water items like in place of a spinning motor but with it moving back and forth can it make the items move forward on water. I can't wait for the answer and I know it's a dumb question but I just really wanted to know

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  • Considering the flight time you should just skip all the fancy bits and have some wide landing legs instead :P

    Mats NorwayMats Norway3 dager siden
  • This video was super informative, and entertaining. Unfortunately, my lizard brain was more interested in hearing you say helicopter with an accent lol

    Andrew LangAndrew Lang3 dager siden
  • Howdy Tom. Is dry ice available in your area? Have you considered dry ice as a fuel or catalyst for a design like this?

    Anthony TavernelliAnthony Tavernelli3 dager siden
  • Save yourself 14 minutes, he doesnt end up getting anywhere

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  • What flight controller do you use?

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  • The stability of the rotor+stabilizer weights alone really surprised me. It just hovered peacefully for a (milli)moment there.

    Kenneth SizerKenneth Sizer4 dager siden
  • This is just like SpaceX tests look like... 😊

    Rogelio SalgadoRogelio Salgado5 dager siden
  • Very cool, you are creative Tom

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  • проще надо быть КА-50

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  • That sponsor segue seems inspired from LTT for some reason idk why.

  • Something was in the box that resembled the title AIR

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  • BAaad guy

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  • What about chinook style chopper or kaman k-max style? Could that work for you?

    Eduard DvoreckýEduard Dvorecký6 dager siden
  • use pressure to suck air in

  • The bottle is too unsophisticated. It’s a big volume with exponential depressurization. Perhaps you need to design an “air battery”, meaning, intentionally create a pressure vessel that’s as complex as batteries in managing the energy so that you can keep the discharging rate at the nozzle at the ideal pressure independent of the volume

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  • More blades?

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  • You’ve wasted eight weeks on this? Get yourself a proper job!

    Lloyd CarsonLloyd Carson8 dager siden
  • ima engineer too

    Kareem AlsaraierhKareem Alsaraierh8 dager siden
  • What about a tail rotor comprised of a turbine and an EDF? Air directed through the tail to turn the turbine, in turn spinning the fan. Or perhaps a simple belt driven tail. I'm not sure how much friction a belt would create, but the turbine for the main rotor could be created with an slot for a belt, and the belt twists to 90 degrees as it goes through the tail boom, allowing for a tail rotor. Just thinking of some ideas from my own experience with RC helis (hence my NOworld pic).

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  • Pls tell me your next project would be a compound air engine / motor ;)

    Tommy StarrTommy Starr8 dager siden
  • Love the video! I am curious, would it be advantageous to use something like an aluminum water bottle to store higher pressures in? The rest of the system would have to be upgraded to handle the higher pressure but I think it could be crazy enough to work!

    GTASAModder1GTASAModder18 dager siden
  • I hope he pushes it further in the future and starts using liquid nitrogen for example as a gas source.

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  • man makes air float

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  • Wow 🤯, the slow mo shots of the air and your explanation of what you are doing and trying is what makes yt great, I don't have a clue on most of it but its what ideas others can have to improve, if enough rational open source thinkers got together free or very cheap power or energy could be made without all the fancy razomataz of government bureaucracy bs. 👍👍

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  • I really dig these videos man. Keep em up

    Cole BookerCole Booker9 dager siden
  • youtube just showed me this video because i'm subscribed to you and, quote "Tom Stanton viewers also watch this channel". LOGIC! also i love how that propeller just decided to carry on on its own while the bottle "landed" :P

    Kyra ZimmerKyra Zimmer9 dager siden
  • You could get a longer flight by removing the nozzle on the tail boom. Vintage 3ch RC helicopters had a frisbee like disc on the tail boom instead of a rotor. This disc limited the spin rate to something manageable in a hover, and the curve acted like a wing enabling straight forward flight.

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  • I'm not good in mathematics but I love watching your content.

    Joseph NavarroJoseph Navarro10 dager siden
  • Try this but with co2 canisters instead then meaby it could work well

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  • On the speed record helicopters rc they dont have tail rotors the just have a tail and the forward speed keeps them straight. Dont know if that gives you any new idears.

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  • Stanton is a genius.

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  • Id like to see a brilliant fellow like you make a steam powered rc car that uses electricity for heat. Im sure the people would love it.

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  • Can't believe prince harry made a youtube channel. thats cool

    J AllenJ Allen11 dager siden
  • ik its dumb but we can launch satellites in space using this 12:17

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  • Just make an air rocket with wings and be done with it.

    Brian LeeBrian Lee11 dager siden
  • How about a steam engine powered aircraft?

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  • See if a 80gram co2 cartrige would work

  • Everything was good until you mentioned that fake helicopter on mythical mars the light in the sky.

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  • All you need to do is build compressed air tank out of carbon fiber. I’m assuming it will be at least able to store more air.

  • Please, make a vedio on steam engine .. or steam rocket engine

    Somdipto NandySomdipto Nandy12 dager siden
  • Great video.

    EngineerM ConveyorManEngineerM ConveyorMan12 dager siden
  • Haha air helicopter has evolved into invisible helicopter

    Mr. Shadow GamingMr. Shadow Gaming12 dager siden
  • Well, I have got a engineering challenge for you. Try this ("Spaceship" of Ezekiel) : Would be interesting to see if it is flight worthy as a drone.

    MrTryAnotherOneMrTryAnotherOne12 dager siden
  • Hey Tom. Have you tried a conic helicopter, where the blades rotate above the tip of a cone? I remember seeing this way back. IIRC, it has the advantage of having a low centre of gravity making it very stable and you can use deflector fins on the cone's surface to act as a means of counter rotation. Also, the cone acts as a lifting body. I'm actually unsure why development never went much further.

    Jack Adrian ZappaJack Adrian Zappa12 dager siden
  • Hey tom , please try liquid nitrogen or dry ice as your pressure source (inside bottle) so that it can give higher flight time and take sufficient safety measures good luck

    Nanjunda AradhyaNanjunda Aradhya12 dager siden
  • You only needed a ball valve on the nozzle so that it seals once the bottle disconnects from the line.

    Luis Jr RamosLuis Jr Ramos12 dager siden
  • what if u went with a 2 smaller bottle and smaller propeller essentially the same setup but with 2 smaller bottles just a thought........

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  • I think you need a separate release mechanism so that the bottle can get to a very high pressure before disconnecting. notice your last try was working before pressure and thus rotor speed and lift dropped again. maybe a mechanism that releases automatically once the bottle reaches full pressure.

    Jacob LovJacob Lov12 dager siden
  • Make a bicycle where the pedals drive both wheels, but that can still steer. Also, make an adult tricycle that actually has a differential.

    Amaroq StarwindAmaroq Starwind12 dager siden
  • props should be more like wings. helicopters fly with lift more then thrust

    Henry WadsworthHenry Wadsworth12 dager siden
  • Tom: *doesn't have a big budget or uni connections like Veritasium for optical mirrors* also Tom: *understands the science well enough to design his own set-up with a magnifying glass*

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  • you should make A engine powered by liquid nitrogen or by Cryo-Genic air

    Cesco HenrichsCesco Henrichs13 dager siden
  • Love to see you come up with innovative way on forest fire.

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  • I think you'd be better just throwing the bottle ;) Only messing. There's always lessons learned from projects, even the ones that don't really lead to satisfying result.

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  • thumbs up

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  • two variable pitch blade gyro energy storing balancing disc rotors, rc

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  • i seen a prop where the air travels through the blades makes a turn and comes out the tip, like the stablizer you mad, just make them into a prop

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  • I think those bottles will go up to about 100 psi. I don’t get the sense that you’re up there. If you want butter momentum transfer you might put a little bit of water upstream of your turbine. Make the air push the water, and when that water hits the turbine, it will spin the turbine. The tailboom is going to respond to gravity and give it a pitching moment. You might consider a static piece of that carbon tube sticking out the front to balance it. Winglets on the tips of the rotors do wonderful things for reducing loss. There are big wings where they will do a 10% reduction in drag. Some of the design constraints going into the commercially available propellers are speed of mass production.

    Michael MunroeMichael Munroe14 dager siden
  • Maybe, you should put the air inlet conector right below the rotor, so the lift is balanced, it is definetly the main reason whythe copter is going forward every time...

    Iván RamírezIván Ramírez14 dager siden
  • Tesla turbine vs compressed air engine

    Somdipto NandySomdipto Nandy14 dager siden
  • Counter-intuitively, bottle rockets are heavier and simpler, but have longer air time.

    Tom HattaTom Hatta15 dager siden
  • Go to Iceland dude, you can get 3L bottles there.

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  • Someone please put tractor wheels on a F1 car, that'd be awesome!

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  • Change thumbnail, its not interesting, may be u can't get enough click... It's your choice to change it😊😁

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  • I like how he makes engines then makes planes out of them

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  • Keep going sir; I have a feeling you’ll change the game in air pneumatics 🙏

    Kaelin NorvellKaelin Norvell15 dager siden
  • Ok anyone else just watch the slow motion over and over to keep this flight alive for a few seconds longer

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  • The intro fooled me into thinking it was an advert!

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  • How about you make a bird powerd by air

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  • Great video pal.

    Ross WregaRoss Wrega16 dager siden
  • Closest slowmo ever

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    • In theory, couldn't you just put some very little weight in the form of some landing rails on the bottom of the bottle, to keep it from rotating side to side?

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  • Why not try a small multi blade propeller (8 blades) to increase efficiency?

    Sam ChiuSam Chiu16 dager siden
  • You need a check valve for the inlet nozzle. Then you don't have to manage the outward flow, and you retain a little more air for propulsion. Looks like you're 90% there, and you just have to work on that very difficult 10%

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  • maybe you could put a fin on along the boom to help counter the torquing of the craft with rotational drag.

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  • Hey have you ever looked into making a compressed air drone or copter using a lightweight high pressure tank like meyer's HDRX-005-500?

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    • please put what if you put dry ice inside the bottle ?

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  • This machine: I use the air to stay in the air

    Tim ShmidtTim Shmidt16 dager siden
    • perhaps a solution will come to you in the shower or when you are not focued on it.

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  • That wasn’t a failure. You managed to make a helicopter that runs on compressed air. Great job.

    Jerry JohnsonJerry Johnson16 dager siden
  • Look up early helicopter designs. Very early models have two rotors rotating in opposite direction with an angle toward each other, (like a very shallow v) the steeper the angle the more stable is the helicopter. But it will have costs in efficiency. The reason is that if the machine tips to one side the rotor gains efficiency and the opposite loose it, pushing the machine back into a balanced position.

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  • The shock diamonds don't necessary mean that your flow is supersonic. It only means that the air outside is compressing the flow enough to make it compress on itself and then explode, creating the shock diamonds. You can have shock diamonds with water behind a ship, but I hope you agree that the water behind a ship isn't supersonic.

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  • Use a bleed valve to control yaw or another bottle

    Andre NewtonAndre Newton17 dager siden
  • Sir please make the "warship" from avengers movie.

    Vishrut PathakVishrut Pathak17 dager siden
  • Does anyone know what program he is using to model his 3d prints?

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  • Flying machine of the future!

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  • Kobe

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  • In theory, couldn't you just put some very little weight in the form of some landing rails on the bottom of the bottle, to keep it from rotating side to side?

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