Mesicopter Image Gallery


Click on an image thumbnail in the table below to view the full resolution image.
We are sorry if the resolution is not what you need, the documentation was assembled as we went and we did not spend much time taking pretty pictures. All images are digital from the start, so we have no film.

CAD images by Sam Homans and Shelly Cheng. Photos and Photoshop work by Ilan Kroo.


Shrouded Mesicopter concept
for Mars exploration


Swarm of Mesicopters
for Mars exploration


Mesicopter swarm
for atmospheric research


Early simple
Mesicopter concept


CAD concept
view of micromotor and rotor


Early 6-rotor
Mesicopter concept


Prototype mesicopter


Prototype mesicopter


Prototype mesicopter and bug


Prototype mesicopter
and IC


Prototype mesicopter


Prototype mesicopter with
spinning rotors


Prototype rotor


Rotors in batches


Rotors of many sizes and materials


Rotor CAD image


Rotor CAD image top view


Prototype mesicopter


Micromotor


Micromotor CAD image


Micromotor bearings


Computational
fluid dynamic solution for flow over rotor section


Early experimental setup for thrust measurements


Shelly watches single rotor and motor take off


Step 1 in rotor manufacturing by SDM


Step 2 in rotor manufacturing by SDM


Step 3 in rotor manufacturing by SDM


Step 4 in rotor manufacturing by SDM


Step 5 in rotor manufacturing by SDM


Early speed control


Shrouded mesicopter concept


Shrouded mesicopter concept


Shrouded mesicopter concept


Prototype CAD view


Prototype CAD view


Prototype CAD view

Quicktime Movies


First tests of single rotor and motor (4.5 MB)


First "constrained flight" of mesicopter (24.7 MB)


A view of the 1.5cm rotor (6.3 MB)


Static tests of first mesicopter (6.4 MB)



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