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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Aug 22 2018
Annular Innovation, LLCBy Annular Innovation, LLC
First created
Annular Innovation, LLCBy Annular Innovation, LLC
First created
$2,231
pledged of $40,000pledged of $40,000 goal
7
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Aug 22 2018

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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.  

 -Derek

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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    One rotor

    The rotor used for the final design. Can be used for spares, one's own multirotor or other projects.

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    Four rotors

    The rotor used for the final design. Can be used for spares, one's own multirotor or other projects.

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    Whisper Drone RC Quad Super Early Bird

    A low-noise RC quadrotor using unique, counter-intuitive rotors. A very basic implementation of this technology in a remote controlled craft. Includes a basic controller, but requires a separately purchased battery.

    The quad will be similar in size to the one shown in the gallery which is 20 inches on the diameter from motor to motor.

    Note that this craft will not be tested to industry standards due to the new and experimental nature of the design.

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    Whisper Drone RC Quad Early Bird

    A low-noise RC quadrotor using unique, counter-intuitive rotors. A very basic implementation of this technology in a remote controlled craft. Includes a basic controller, but requires a separately purchased battery.

    The quad will be similar in size to the one shown in the gallery which is 20 inches on the diameter from motor to motor.

    Note that this craft will not be tested to industry standards due to the new and experimental nature of the design.

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