Engineering and Technology
An increase in the number of small quadrotors has created the interest in having performance data on the propellers used by these aircraft. With an aircraft size less than 5 in and propellers diameters less than 3 in, these quadrotors are typically referred to mini, micro, or nano by hobbyists and manufacturers. The size of the propellers used on these aircraft operate at low Reynolds numbers that are typically less than 50,000 for diameters up to 3 in and less than 20,000 for diameters up to 2 in. Static performance testing of the propellers used on 11 small quadrotors was completed. For propellers with diameters less than 1.4 in, the torque produced was too small to accurately measure.
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Deters, R. W., Dantsker, D., Kleinke, S., Norman, N., & Selig, M. S. (2018). Static Performance Results of Propellers Used on Nano, Micro, and Mini Quadrotors. , (). https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2018-4122