Agree, didn´t pretend to use prosumer grade electronics to carry people. My point was that even for hobby use, there´re fully redundant systems, all parts are duplicated at any current drone over 1k$, controller, sensors, motor speed controllers, motors and props, so there´s no one single part of the system wich can fail without a redundant one assuming control to prevent the accident. If this is plausible today for hobby use, obviously for aeronautic use it is too, but with much much higher quality standards.theblackangus wrote: ↑Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:48 pmThis last point means the "no maintenance" part goes out the window. You will need to do a lot of pre-flight checks and rely on complicated software with LOTS of sensors (redundancy, agreement management, etc) and each time before flight there will need to be a strict checking to ensure those are really functioning as needed. Fixing problems will be complex as any flying aircraft, not just replacing an arm. The consumer and prosumer grade electronics are not nearly redundant enough for transportation level flight and risk management IMHO.
Maintenance will always be necessary, but at a much much lower scale. Pre-flight checks will consist on checking motors spinning smooth with no play and no free screws, all the rest is electronics wich will self-check before taking off. Mechanical simplicity of multirotors is unbelieveble when compared to any other flying aircraft