267 – The Quantum Tron UAV
Guest: Florian Seibel Host: Markus Voelter Shownoter: Bastian Hundt
Quantum Systems designs, builds and sells unmanned air vehicles for professional use. Their particular specialty is VTOL designs, i.e., UAVs that take off and land vertically, but then switch to airplane mode for airplane-like speed and range. In this episode we chat with Quantum’s CEO Florian Seibel about their primary drone, the Tron. We focus on the motivation for developing the aircraft, the use cases, as well as design decisions and technical aspects.
An inflight video. Another one in 360 degrees. The main product page also contains nice videos. Finally, the Lynx landing on a ship video.
Introduction of Florian Seibel00:05:06
Quantum Systems | VTOL | Harrier Jump-Jet | OT-148 Flying the Harrier | V-22 Osprey | TRON | TRINITY | FLYABILITY | Glide Ratio
Autopilot | "Hardware in the loop" | Carbon Fibers | CAD | CNC Milling | Multiplex | Intergeo | 3D-Printer
Usecases & Sensors for the Systems00:32:59
Agriculture | Pipeline / Power Surveillance | Logistics | Laser Scanner | Multispectral Cameras | CAN Bus | Reynolds Number
"UAV missing landing net" on YouToube | Sikorsky Blackhawk | Blackhawk successor | Cyclic Rotorhead | Thrust-to-Weight-Ratio | Inertial Measurement Unit | Magnetometer | Kalman Filter | Servomotor | Dual-Use Technology | Bo-105 | STM32 | Lockstep Computing | FAA | LBA
Control of the UAV01:23:41
Mission Planning | Ground Resolution | Airspace Structure
Flight-Testing & Business Opportunities01:37:16
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Super spannend; vielen Dank für die Episode!