Update: Hello everyone, I've decided to cancel this Kickstarter project. Since launch, I've been working on another prototype using the same sort of rotor, which will have much better performance than the one shown below, flying in a park. This new prototype could make for a more compelling crowdfunding pitch, so there may be a re-launch in the future. Thank you for your support and interest.
Hello Kickstarter community. My name is Derek Schwartz, founder of Annular Innovation, and I believe I have built a small remote-controlled prototype of what qualifies as a new kind of aircraft. What makes this aircraft special is the rotor it utilizes to produce the lift force necessary for flight. Instead of a propeller, it uses a ring-like rotor with tall vanes extending from the surface. The result is a craft which I think is counter-intuitive in that it doesn’t seem like it should fly, but it does. For this project, I would like to build a better version, and then send it out to backers as a reward tier.
Patent Pending as of project launch.
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