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Alauda RacingPar Alauda Racing
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Alauda RacingPar Alauda Racing
Premier projet créé
AU$ 7 056
sur 100.000 AU$ engagés sur un objectif de 100.000 AU$
49
contributeurs
0secondes avant la fin
Financement annulé
Le financement de ce projet a été annulé par son créateur le 29 déc. 2017.

À propos

Miniature de la vidéo du projet
Rejouer avec le son
Lecture
avec le son

 

 

 

 

 

  What is an Airspeeder?

After two years of development in a secret location in Sydney, Alauda is revealing the Airspeeder Mark 1, a new class of airborne racing vehicle unlike anything that has has come before it. The world has been talking about flying cars for years. We decided it was time to stop talking and start building. We’ve got this far but now we need your help. With you we can build a sport. We can get others building competitor cars. A whole new world of agile transport will develop.

 

 

Like any sport, we need to build a passionate community to drive it forward. We need you to help show the world that the enjoyment of head to head racing should not be bound by gravity. With a global audience, many other teams will rise to the challenge and begin to develop their own Airspeeder to race.

Collaboration and competition will ensure that the technology is pushed to its absolute limit, ensuring rapid development in the field. Will you join us and the Airspeeder community today and help fast track the first ever flying car race?

  

 

 

Golden Age Design

We wanted a shape that was instantly recognisable as a flying racing car, something that would evoke the golden age of motorsport while heralding in a new era.

 

 

 

Our first scale prototype - about 1:10
Our first scale prototype - about 1:10

 

We learned a lot along the way...

Rather than theorise, our approach was to jump in and start building hardware to learn what needed to happen. Scaling power, size and the control systems to handle them isn't easy and we had a few mishaps!

 

Miniature de la vidéo du projet
Rejouer avec le son
Lecture
avec le son

(Discovering Beast Mode - eight motors turned out to be a lot of power)

Miniature de la vidéo du projet
Rejouer avec le son
Lecture
avec le son

(Testing flight systems with "Biggie Smalls" Chassis - full size frame but extremely lightweight and with small test motors.)

   

Things started to come together...

Miniature de la vidéo du projet
Rejouer avec le son
Lecture
avec le son

 (...almost - 1:3 scale "Zoolander" prototype coming together - a little more pilot training required)

Miniature de la vidéo du projet
Rejouer avec le son
Lecture
avec le son

(Testing continues on the 1:3 scale "Zoolander" prototype)

Filming the Airspeeder trailer with the full size "Mirage" model
Filming the Airspeeder trailer with the full size "Mirage" model

 

("That looks a lot like a flying car")
("That looks a lot like a flying car")

 

Thrust testing...

 

Connection issues...
Connection issues...

 

No turning back now...
No turning back now...

  

And finally... Meet Alauda Mark I

The Alauda MKI is the first iteration of Airspeeder made by Alauda. This simple lightweight design was built with cost and performance in the forefront of our minds. We all have substantial experience with drones and drone racing and we know how easy it is to make small mistakes and big crashes. With this in mind we set out to build a test frame that was affordable and easy to manufacture. This will allow us to push the control systems to their limits, without fear of crashing a very expensive aerial frame.

 

 

This being said, the speeder also had to be light enough to conform to the government's regulation, but powerful enough to fly remotely with a human analog pilot onboard. So a powerful set of 50KW motors was used to produce a massive amount of thrust. This paired with a custom battery system and specialised ESC's should allow us to maintain small drone performance, in a large form factor speeder.

 

 

Aesthetically, many “flying cars” tend to resemble large drones with a lot of propellers, maintaining a similar appearance to drones you can buy from the store. At Alauda we wanted to take a different approach to the design of our speeders.

We wanted people to look at the curves of the MKI and instantly know that it is a flying race car invoking a passion for a sport unlike any other. To achieve this we have taken the body from an old 1960’s Formula V car and retrofitted it to our low cost test frame, hinting to a golden age of motor sport, being reborn into a modern world.

 

 

Mark I: Technical Specifications

Why Kickstarter 

If we want to create a whole new sport we need to prove that people are excited about it. We’re on kickstarter to build the beginnings of a community that will enjoy and participate in the new Airspeeder sport and catapult it on to the world stage.

 

Timeline

 

 

Beautiful Alauda T shirts at Alauda HQ
Beautiful Alauda T shirts at Alauda HQ

 

The Team

 

 

 

 

 

Risques et défis

Regulatory Hurdles
We have chosen Australia for our first race because of their progressive regulatory framework for drones and experimental aircraft. We are working with the authorities on certification. Nonetheless, this is cutting edge stuff and it's possible that we will run into regulatory hurdles that will push our first race date back.

Technical Difficulties
Like all projects pushing the boundaries of what is possible with technology, there will be setbacks due to malfunctioning parts and supply issues. We have encountered such difficulties and setbacks many times before when constructing the 1/3 scale model and the Mark I Airspeeder, and we will continue to face such setbacks as we continue to develop this technology, and push it to its limits. When setbacks do occur, we will do what we have always done and persevere, using our experience in design, programming and manufacturing to overcome such obstacles and achieve our goals.

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    Livestream: 2018 Test Race

    Virtual access to the 2018 test race! Exclusive access to the Official Airspeeder livestream, including cockpit-view and trackside action at the first historic event.

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    Premium Livestream: 2018 Test Race

    Virtual access to the 2018 test race! Exclusive access to the Official Airspeeder livestream, including cockpit-view and trackside action at the first historic event, as well as behind the scenes pass to see the crew at work in the pits and exclusive interviews and content.

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    Airspeeder Prop Club Earliest Bird

    Premium livestream access to the 2018 test race, plus Airspeeder Prop Club membership.

    Airspeeder Prop Club members have free access to all livestreams of Airspeeder events, including 2018 test race and all events planned in the lead-up to the 2020 Airspeeder World Championship.

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    Premium Livestream Access to the 2018 test race, plus Airspeeder Prop Club membership.

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    Join Alauda Founder's Circle - our limited access VIP club.

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    You'll receive a bundle of exclusive merchandise including an Alauda T shirt, Airspeeder Cap and an official Founder's Circle Race Jacket.

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    Golden Ticket

    Almost no one is allowed to be at the Test Race event, but you will be. We will fly you to Australia to view the first ever Test Race live alongside the crew.

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