- Mar 10, 2007
- Auckland, New Zealand
- R22, MTO Sport, GyroBee, Mosquito Air
You're right, it would probably survive a prop strike without too much damage. There's a lot less energy compared to a single tail rotor, but it's still very far from safe. Effectively there's a drone that can lift 15kg sitting back there, and a drone that can lift only 1kg will already do serious damage if you get your fingers in the props.Wouldn't multiple electric props survive prop strikes better and with less power per blade be far less dangerous if someone walks into it? Plus the blades only extend a few inches past the supports requiring one to get extremely close in order to get hit by one.
Best to treat it with the same respect that you would a normal tail rotor.