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3D Printed Rotor Mounts for VTOL

Started Nov 13 0 Replies

I'm building a VTOL where the motors tilt down for forward flight. I see a few of these in the pictures. Would anyone be willing to share the motor mount/tilt designs in a 3D format ? My design…Continue

 

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3D Printed Rotor Mounts for VTOL

I'm building a VTOL where the motors tilt down for forward flight. I see a few of these in the pictures. Would anyone be willing to share the motor mount/tilt designs in a 3D format ? My design requires them to be mounted on longitudenal tubes ( Projecting out from the wing, not across the body). Thank youSee More
Nov 13

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About Me:
Software Developer, old RC heli pilot, Arduino guy but always into something
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
We are looking to develop a drone to look for, identify, and note the location of turtle nests. The drone must be able to fly long distances (along the beach) unattended, carrying a Pi and cam with recognition software and GPS. Be able to transition into hover for confirmation, then continue on the route
Hometown:
Dallas

My Challenges

1) The PI can recognize a turtle nest pattern in the sand. Thats working "reasonably" well. But once it finds the nest, it needs to drop into a hover and confirm. I don't know how the PI will tell the autopilot and change modes.

2) The airframe is a box ( joined wing) design with 4 motors, two tilting up ( front)  with two tilting down ( Back, Pusher). When in forward flight do I need all 4 ? Can I stop 2 from freewheeling (drag)

3) Programming will be by waypoints. Experienced pilot to fly the first pass and program will be stored so each drone ( there will be 6 ) will have it's own route. How well does that work ?

4) How do I communicate the nest location that is secure and safe ? cell ? Wifi ? I dont want anyone to crack it, only the office

5) Landing gear retracts. Use them ?

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