Department of Graduate Studies
Unmanned aerial vehicles, UAV, has increases in the drastically in these past several years since their costs reduced. This research is based and built upon previous research presented in a conference. With the advent of commercial Quadcopters, four propeller systems, are used, being designed and used to operate the advantages of both flight and hovering. The basic design of their propeller blades has not evolved from the early days of manned flight when wooden fixed blades were used. In this paper that expands upon previous findings and discussions it explores the historical developments. Furthermore, how the expansion and reduction in costs of modern materials and manufacturing techniques that offer more accurate matching of blades’ needs and applications.
International Journal of Materials, Mechanics and Manufacturing
Scholarly Commons Citation
McAndrew, I. R., Navarro, E., & Witcher, K. (2018). Propeller Design Requirements for Quadcopters Utilizing Variable Pitch Propellers. International Journal of Materials, Mechanics and Manufacturing, 6(1). https://doi.org/ijmmm.2018.6.1.346