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A quadcopter, sometimes known as a quadrotor, is a helicopter with four rotors.

Despite the fact that quadrotor helicopters and convertiplanes have been flown in the past, the arrangement remained a mystery until the current UAV or drone arrived. Drones’ tiny size and low inertia allow for a very simple flight control system, which has substantially boosted the small quadrotor’s usefulness in this application.

Quadcopters typically feature two clockwise (CW) and two counterclockwise (CCW) rotors (CCW). Flight control is achieved by varying the speed, and hence the lift and torque, of each rotor independently. The net centre of thrust is used to regulate pitch and roll, whereas the net torque is used to control yaw.

Quadcopters, unlike traditional helicopters, frequently lack cyclic pitch control, which allows the angle of the blades to change dynamically as they rotate around the rotor hub. Quadcopters (formerly known as ‘quadrotors’ or simply ‘helicopters’) were viewed as a possible answer to some of the chronic challenges with vertical flight in the early days of flying.

Counter-rotation can alleviate torque-induced control concerns (as well as efficiency issues resulting from the tail rotor, which creates little usable lift), and the comparatively short blades are considerably easier to manufacture. In the 1920s and 1930s, a variety of manned designs arose.

These aircraft were among the earliest heavier-than-air vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft. However, due to weak stability augmentation and restricted control authority, early prototypes performed poorly, while later versions required too much pilot labor.

A four-rotor helicopter built by Louis Breguet was the first heavier-than-air aerodyne to take off vertically. It was only tested in tethered flight at a few feet height. Although information are few, it was believed to have flown’several times’ in 1908.


In the 1920s, Etienne Oehmichen experimented with rotorcraft concepts. His helicopter No.2, for example, has four rotors and eight propellers, all powered by a single engine. The steel-tube frame of the Oehmichen No.2 had two-bladed rotors at the extremities of the four arms.

Warping might change the angle of these blades. The machine was stabilized laterally by five propellers spinning in the horizontal plane. For steering, another propeller was installed at the nose. Its forward propulsion was provided by the remaining pair of propellers.

During the middle of the 1920s, the aircraft flew over a thousand test flights, demonstrating a high level of stability and control precision for its period. It was able to stay aloft for several minutes by 1923, and on April 14, 1924, it set the first-ever FAI helicopter distance record of 360 meters (390 yd). It completed the first 1 kilometer (0.62 mi) closedcircuit flight by a rotorcraft after demonstrating the ability to complete a round path.

The de Bothezat helicopter was designed by Dr. George de Bothezat and Ivan Jerome and has six-bladed rotors at the end of an X-shaped frame. For thrust and yaw control, two tiny propellers with variable pitch were employed. Collective pitch control was employed by the vehicle.

It was built by the US Air Service and flew for the first time in October 1922. By the end of 1923, about 100 flights had been completed. Its tallest point was around 5 meters (16 ft 5 in). It was underpowered, unresponsive, mechanically difficult, and prone to reliability issues, although exhibiting feasibility. During hover, the pilot’s effort was too great to try lateral motion.

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