I have a totally noob questoin so please go easy on me :-) I made this plane in 3D and just theoretically, what if I actually wanted to build this thing? I know nothing about aerodynamics or what it takes to design a machine thats actually supposed to fly. Any suggestions or input would be greatly appreciated...
If you're making a mould you may want to consider blending the wings into the fuselage. Optimally, I would evenly flush the trailing edge half of the wing with the underside of the fuselage and softly fillet the overside of the wing with the fuselage. The objective, in my mind, is to reduce as much surface area as possible while retaining soft compound curves, since you seem to be taking a stylish approach. Everything else appears fairly designed. Good canopy and nose. I would additionally suggest rounding the wall rearward of the ducts. You don't want to separate the thrusted airflow too much. Might as well combine the jets to reduce any turbulent flow coming through from that concave transition belly.
No, no. I'm referring to your 3D drafted glider above. The quadcopter is fine. Plus, I don't have much to say about quads anyway.
oops, oh man... wing, canopy, nose, I've been up too many hours lool. The bird is already so far from me as I said, I'm going with the quad project. But I perfectly understand your suggestions, thanks! The idea with the ducts is good, think I'm gonna do that soon...
The fixed-wing is a very swoopy design, and I like it just for style and aesthetics alone. I'll add my voice to the chorus that the nostrils for your ducted fans might need to be larger (I won't bore the audience by preaching yet again about disk loading).
Your quad is just as stylish, although I am interested in what data you collect on endurance with and without the protector rings (properly adjusting for weight, of course).
Thanks, I agree with your comments about the fixed-wing.
I cant give you the quad data just yet. But I will keep you updated.
I'm on weight data collection now. This is going to take a while as I must do some research because I'm not sure how thick the body should be. 0.5mm thick CF would make the body about 325g heavy, 1mm = 456g and 1.5mm 969g. So I definitely must be sure before I go on as this will have much affect on overall performance and strength. Still lots of work to do. Hoping I'll find some collaboration on the way. But I will keep my word and get the data asap...
The body and frame design is about done. I've added the integrated tilt camera and dome to the body, payload space to the rear without compromising design by faking a "tail" and updated the arm design.
This is clearly an industrial purpose platform. The concept is to keep everything as integrated and protected from the elements as possible. There is lots of space in the side cavities for specialized electronics which allows for the design of special purpose builds. The bottom cover shell also comes in different sizes in order to keep any added electronics (extra batteries for example) covered that may extend out of the bottom of the
Dit you see the Durafly Zephyr V-70 from Hobbyking ? I wonder where they did get there inspiration.
Nice, I like it. Well done...
thanks and as long as u r going for cool swept wings ? the quad looks real nice also
I am new on this site and also working on a new airframe. I have been using google scetch as my a CAD program. I was wondering what did you use because the quality of your image blows mine out of the water. I would appreciate any advice you may have.