The rotors are variable speed via wireless remote-control
The records was set in Oslo Science Park, in Oslo, Norway
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Per Guinness rules for unmanned multirotors, the lowest pat of payload has to be lifted to a height over 1 meter (3ft-3 in) for at least 30 seconds to be counted as “lifted.”
Megacopter’s lift was actually 37 seconds.
In the Hobbyking realm, the rules are less stringent because the payload only has to be lifted for 10 seconds.
In concept, Megacopter was similarly constructed like Alexandru Duru’s hoverboard. But since his hoverboard was manned, Guinness records has a separate title for that record.
For those involved in search and rescue ops, being able to search a large area with small drones, and pick up a 100+ kg person by remote is an epic change from the way things are done now. Megacopter shows the possibilities of making something like this happen for real.
Congrats to the students, and keep the technology moving forward!