MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 152, 20189th Eureca 2017 International Engineering Research Conference
|Number of page(s)||15|
|Published online||26 February 2018|
Design and Fabrication of Small Vertical-Take-Off-Landing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
School of Engineering, Taylor’s University, Malaysia.
2 School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, Malaysia
* Corresponding author: MohammadTaghi.Hajibeigy@Taylors.edu.my
Modern UAVs available in the market have well-developed to cater to the countless field of application. UAVs have their own limitations in terms of flight range and manoeuvrability. The traditional fixed-wing UAVs can fly for long distance but require runways or wide-open spaces for take-off and landing. On the other hand, the more trending multirotor UAVs are extremely manoeuvrable but cannot be used for long-distance flights because of their slower speeds and relatively higher consumption of energy. This study proposed the implementation of hybrid VTOL UAV which has the manoeuvring advantage of a multirotor UAV while having the ability to travel fast to reach a further distance. The design methodology and fabrication method are discussed extensively which would be followed by a number of flight tests to prove the concept. The proposed UAV would be equipped with quadcopter motors and a horizontal thrust motor for vertical and horizontal flight modes respectively.
Key words: UAV / VTOL / RC aircraft / drone
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