In the very near future we will be sending out the 3D files to all of our loyal backers so that you can print out a version of your own with all of the new updates. The files have been optimised for use with PLA and ABS materials and industry-standard 3D printers.
The designs for the tank have now been finalised with the producer. This task proved to be quite the challenge at first because the material we wanted to use couldn't always be formed in the shape we wanted.
Negotiations are ongoing at the time of writing to ensure we get delivery of all of the components right on time. It is the design of the mold itself, the optimisation of the carburetor and the flight controller PCBs that are all proving a bit tricky. We have also not made a final decision on the BLDC controller connector plug but we are certainly some way towards finding the best solution.
The really good news is that we have had a lot of interest from universities who would like to carry out research into increasing the efficiency of the motors. Despite the great data we have been getting from the test flights, there is still a lot of potential in those motors that we haven't been able to fully exploit just yet.
Beyond that, we have also received lots of offers from universities that would like to develop our controlling software to make it suitable for a wide variety of applications, for both industrial and use at home. In truth, we have been inundated with cooperation proposals from all sorts of different industries and are really thrilled about the good feedback we have been receiving, for which we would also like to offer our thanks.
Along with our work on Yeair, we are also working on a multicopter for B2B purposes, one that will be able to carry even more weight but of course without the sleek design and the range of functions of the current unit. As part of this project we have constructed a new engine test bench for even bigger motors and are looking out for ways to apply the knowledge we are gaining there to the Yeair.
We are currently adding new members to our team so that we can meet the new demands that are being placed on us. We really didn't plan on growing as quickly as we have done, but all of these enquiries have made it necessary!
To sum it up for you, there is still a lot to do but we are very happy about it. Looking to the future, we can see progress being made more quickly as we have weathered the first storm and now have the team to take on the next!
Your yeair! crew