All Blog Posts Tagged 'design' (37)

Airfoil Analysis

  Which airfoil shape is the best?

My name is Patrick Hanley and I am new to DIY drone.  My background is in aerodynamics.  I received my SM & Ph.D. degrees from MIT.  I worked as a professor at U of Connecticut teaching…


Added by Patrick Hanley on September 28, 2015 at 8:30am — 17 Comments

Steampunk Tricopter project

I am finally about finished with my Steampunk Tricopter. I have been working on this design since last December on and off. After crashing last fall I decided to completely rebuild as a steampunk airship. I looked extensively on line to get some ideas and to see what was out there but I couldn't find anything that inspired me. Using my electronic components from my existing tricopter, I completely redesigned every part. I mean, the only parts I used from my old frame was…


Added by Skyview Creative1 on July 2, 2015 at 1:00pm — 5 Comments

Happy Birthday NACA

NACA, the precursor to NASA, was founded 100 years ago today. NACA was instrumental in furthering fundamental knowledge of airfoil theory, and created well-known families of airfoils still widely used today.

To honor the NACA legacy, we've added the NACA 4-digit airfoil series to Mach-Up in high-resolution. That's 10,000 airfoils…


Added by Blucraft on March 3, 2015 at 5:53pm — 5 Comments

Mach-Up Welcomes 787th User

What a ride.

Come join us for free at

Added by Blucraft on February 10, 2015 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Thanks for a great first week!

It's been just over a week since we launched, and we've had an INCREDIBLE response to Mach-Up - the free, web-based design tool.

We've had over 2,000 visitors and now have over 600 registered users. Amazing. Thank you all for your enthusiastic support!

(If you missed it, you can check it out at …


Added by Blucraft on January 28, 2015 at 4:30am — 6 Comments

Design an Airplane in 1 Minute

Mach-Up is free and web-based. Design your own at ;

Added by Blucraft on January 24, 2015 at 5:00am — 9 Comments

Introducing Mach-Up: A conceptual design tool for drones

Mach-Up is a free, web-based conceptual design tool. Because it's web-based, you can access it anytime from anywhere.

Check it out here:

Key Features:

  • Quickly design airframes
  • Create beautiful images
  • Share your designs with others
  • Interface with other CAD…

Added by Blucraft on January 22, 2015 at 8:30am — 8 Comments

Moving mass control

In the Albatros UAV, a new design after Barcelona 3d printed UAV, I'll test a moving mass (batteries) control and an aeroelastic wing for the aileron surface. What do you think about that?

Added by Jonatan Domenech on December 2, 2014 at 8:30am — 6 Comments

CAD Drones News - ASME Student Design Competition 2014 + Bonus Footage

(Montreal, Canada) November 17, 2014

Eighteen teams of young engineers-in-training competed for the right to call themselves world champion drone builders at the 22nd annual ASME Student Design Competition (SDC) finals today at the International Mechanical Engineering…


Added by Joshua Johnson on November 19, 2014 at 8:09am — 4 Comments

Heavy lifting VTOL technology, frames.

I just tried to edit my post and I hope that all the comments didn't get deleted.

If so, I will have to go back through what I had, and try to add them in. oops sorry won't do that…


Added by chrisa on October 8, 2014 at 10:30am — 39 Comments

Techpod Dev Team - Open source

Hey everyone,

I'm Karan from India and have been involved with drones for around 3 years now. 

I'm the sub-coordinator of the Aero Dynamics club here. We are a bunch of highly motivated people who love building planes and see them soaring high up in the sky. You can check it out…

Added by Karan Chawla on May 5, 2014 at 8:00am — 22 Comments

Arcturus Jump - Piccolo autopilot using Latitude Engineering’s Hybrid-Quadrotor technology

Is any work being done by the development team to add this class of vehicle to the capabilities of the APM or Pixhawk series of…


Added by Dennis Okeefe on April 24, 2014 at 8:30am — 43 Comments

Some MultiCopter Design Thoughts.

Hi All, Just pulled this image in from SUAS News (Thank you Gary) to illustrate a few really good concepts that it incorporates and talk about better Multicopter design a bit.

This copter has a lot of things right and is really a study in design excellence.

1. Most obvious is a sliding…


Added by Gary McCray on January 22, 2014 at 12:42pm — 230 Comments

Suspended quadcopter design / build log


Added by Hugues on January 19, 2014 at 10:53am — 23 Comments

Done with the frame

Just finished assembling the frame. looks like a tank! lol.

I really have a hard time bending the arms! I decided to build a wooden brake for these arms (gave my hands a hardtime).. Bolted up with M4 x 10mm screws.…


Added by rjc_quadcopter on September 28, 2013 at 4:01am — 14 Comments

Quadcopter Build Update 2

Bending the parts.

Test fit of the stacked up plate and Centerpiece. I really have a hard time bending the parts. I made a sheet metal brake made of wood! Checked the distances from the CAD drawing. everything seems ok. +/- 1mm-- good enough for me.…


Added by rjc_quadcopter on September 26, 2013 at 6:38am — 8 Comments

Quadcopter Build Update

Just fresh from the waterjet cutter..

Left to right: Stack-up pad, Centerplate, Landing Gear.



Added by rjc_quadcopter on September 23, 2013 at 8:28pm — 9 Comments

First Blog- Designing my quadcopter

With Frame + motors + props, solidedge calculated weight of 1.1kgs. Im still figuring out how to shave off extra kgs from this frame...

I wanted to design (actually took reference on a couple of existing design) my quadcopter frame. My main purpose is to have a quadcopter carry a gopro for…


Added by rjc_quadcopter on September 9, 2013 at 7:00pm — 28 Comments

Ultra Simple Circuit Board Design


HackEDA (previously) has improved it's software algorithm and is now running a Kickstarter campaign that offers the ability to instantly create pcb designs, and even manufacture boards by dragging and dropping chips in your browser.




Added by Ben on June 22, 2013 at 4:29pm — 3 Comments

Progress of the Hybrid quad design

Hi there welcome back, 

Here is a little picture of the first version of my quad hybrid projet

It's a version to allow "Maxime carrier" to crash it 1 or 2 time before it's broke XD.

The design of the 2 rotating propeler is pending until i got the missing part. beteween 2…


Added by Xavier Simard-Lecours on April 29, 2013 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

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