LIGHTNING RELEASES – Issaquah, Washington, July 22, 2014 Another gateway to learning and teaching about aircraft technology is emerging on the scene. The forthcoming Multi-Rotor Flight Craft will enable students to build their own aircraft as part of their participation in instructor-led workshops. Those who thought they could not teach assembly of such complex machinery will find Caesar Samsi’s building instructions, video and other curriculum components an easy way to deliver sought-after technology content. Students who never imagined that they could assemble a multi-rotor copter in order to learn aircraft technology will be stepping into the arena of a rare class of 4 rotor quad copter builders. They will be all the richer for the delightful experience. Samsi is so passionate about the project that he has used a lot of his own money. He foresees that this project will find favor with Parent Teacher Organizations, among others. His brainchild will be all electric, clean & green friendly, with recyclable/amendable parts.
Whether this will serve as an extra-curricular learning activity, provide aviation companies a way to introduce engineering and other STEM eduction to the public in a creative way, or serve as a Science Fair project for those in the upper grades; this kit will enable students to have the pride of building a remote-controlled aircraft. The total kit and compatible parts will run at about $200, with an additional one-time investment of radio-control access at about $50. When the students are finished with their projects, they can take them home and showcase tangible evidence of their added knowledge and expertise. Some students may become so engaged and inspired that they begin their own start-ups.
The flight copter simplifies building by utilizing pre-tested compatible parts and the kit contains information on where they can be obtained.
Once completed the copter will be able to operate using its engine with a human who will radio control it. Maneuvers it will be capable of performing include the following: Lift straight up, hover, move forward, move faster through throttling the engine, fly at various heights using the joystick control, land straight down. Because of its mode of taking off and landing, it will not require a runway.
Components which will allow for the EduCopter education project includes the following:
1. A parts list, along with ideas for where to obtain them
2. Assembly instructions
3. Education related to technology
4. An assembly video which offers step-by-step assembly directions
5. A separate workshop video
6. A flying video
7. Website to host materials
8. Ready-to-assemble kits with R&D spec compatible parts
9. Replacement parts
The success of this campaign will help bring the product from prototype to mass production.
In support of its Crowdfunding campaign, Samsi is committed to:
- Designing and completing Prototype
- Performing prototype testing
- Design tooling and parts
- Completing materials-hosting website, video and other kit components
- Making the kit available on-line
- Providing all promised perks to reward supporters of the campaign
The Kickstarter campaign’s initial goal of $5,500 is currently active and runs through August 17, 2014 at 11:59 Pacific Time. Full details about the Kickstarter campaign including sponsorship and involvement levels can be found at: