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Xtreme Multicopters features in Popular Mechanics

Postby KevPerkins » Sun Oct 28, 2012 1:14 pm

Well Done to Greg Raymond for feature in POPULAR MECHANICS (yes I'm a subscriber duh).

I was very chuffed to see South African designs in quads featuring in Popular Mechanics for November 2012. I really believe that this country has some of the best intellectual capital in the world when it comes to Engineering and specifically in Aeronautical Engineering. The Xtreme Multicopter looks great and by all accounts (Thanks to Gareth Rens - the legend who has built one) it flies like a dream.

I believe we have a lot to offer the world in this field. Necessity has always driven incredible ingenuity in South Africa and I can't wait to see what gets designed and built in someone's back yard next. There is a big future in drone design and production - both from a recreational as well as commercial/military perspective.

I can't tell you the joy I have experienced the last few days as my son (even WITH his disability) has learned to fly his Ladybird quad and is just over the moon with it.

I'm getting a huge kick out of this hobby and I'm looking forward to more involvement on this forum in the future. Gareth - when we hooking up again my bru? We got lots to talk about.
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Re: Xtreme Multicopters features in Popular Mechanics

Postby GarethRens » Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:50 pm

great article for the industry. FYI I was the one who got Greg the article in PM.
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Postby KevPerkins » Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:45 pm

Nice work. You own one of his quads hey?
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Postby GarethRens » Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:28 pm

I do :) a beautiful machine indeed
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Re: Xtreme Multicopters features in Popular Mechanics

Postby TheFlytechguy » Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:05 pm

Missed that episode, but well done to all involved! Getting the hobby/industry in the mainstream media always helps!
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Postby GarethRens » Sat Dec 29, 2012 8:14 pm

One would think so, but Greg wasnt very happy... Go figure :/

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Re: Xtreme Multicopters features in Popular Mechanics

Postby Gamma » Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:09 pm

Anyone know if they still sell then November issue? Would love to get my hands on it and read it!

Also well done to everyone that made it happen. Looks amazing!
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Re: Xtreme Multicopters features in Popular Mechanics

Postby KevPerkins » Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:13 am

Gamma: I'm sure the guys at PM would be more than happy to send you a back-issue. If there's a problem just let me know and I can email you a scanned PDF version.

Gareth, you did a good thing for Greg, don't let anyone tell you otherwise. :D

Not sure why Greg wasn't happy.:hmmm: I would be stoked if one of my creations made it into the glossy pages of PM. But then again, I don't know the full story so maybe Greg's concerns or objections were justified. I don't judge.

I've got my work cut out for me this year...will post the project on another board.

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