I think drone flying should be an Olympic event and the Teal sport would be the ideal candidate for events like drone aerobatics, obstacle race and "race and target".
My design allows the pilot to fire 5mm plastic pellets using an air compression cartridge released through remote control. The design can hold 100 pellets that can travel up to 50
feet at 185mph. The key to this design is to maintain functionality but also keep the weight to a minimum.
The current design will allow one or several pellets to travel approximately 50 feet with 120PSI compression. I am collaborating with a designer so any reward for this design will be shared.
Its time to broaden the Teal market.
My design utilizes a standard 12g CO2 cartridge found in most stores. The 120 PSI air compression has a load to propel about 100 - 150 pellets.
The components total cost is $58 and as we refine this design to make it lighter, less metal components will be required. Here's the short list:
Pneumatic Solenoid valve + M4 screws
Cartridge intake Valve
1/4" pipe taps x2
1/4" plastic flexible hose
5mm plastic pellets
CO2 12g cartridge
How it works
Unscrew the pellet container on the model and fill with 100 pellets. Connect the CO2 cartridge to the cartridge valve. The Teal will require a remote controlled connection for the air release pneumatic valve. Once the remote control button is initiated, compressed air rapidly pushes pellets through barrel.
Cross hairs will be visible through the viewer goggles and will allow the pilot to target through the camera. (Programming will be required to add this feature.)
Other uses for this design
Customers want options for their drones and a design like this will broaden the market.
Affixed with a night vision camera, a pilot can deter pests from their property at night.
Aligned with the proper software the drone could operate as an autonomous security system for a residency.
You can even get into Combat Droning(TM) through 1 on 1 events.
The possibilities are endless and I will continually perfect the mechanics.