This week: The Gormandicopter
When designing a copter it’s much harder to keep your copter crisp, light, and simple, and much easier to just go nuts and add and add and add. There are just too many fantastic innovations, and accessories, and features being developed everyday. A gormandicopter isn’t a specific copter it’s more of a type, a copter that’s designer’s just didn’t know when to stop feasting. At first glance they always look fantastic, everything a pilot or passenger could ever need when soaring through the clouds. Tow kit, check, independent landing rotors, check, heavy gust stabilizer fins, check, multi compartment climate control, check, inflatable water landing pontoons, check, the list goes on and on. Get a bird like this in the air, and suddenly those features don’t seem all the great. They are sluggish, and slow, often have drift problems, and barely enough lift to get them over the smallest mountain ranges. So if you are a first time copter engineer, be aware, and don’t build yourself a Gormandicopter.