I am planning to begin making a solar powered UAV and have spent some time researching Solar Panels , MPPT’s
, Airframes and Autopilots. I think the best way to go is to run the Motor / speed controller directly from the Solar panels / MMPT, but also have a small battery to “back up” the electronics just incase the UAV tips upside down etc.. so it has power to recover.
I have tested the Powerfilm solar panels but don’t think they will be efficient enough for what I want to do. I think I will use the A-300 panels instead.
is the airframe I am thinking of using.
My question is.. Is anyone else out there trying this, thinking about trying this or done this yet??
I am interested to see some different approaches to the same problems.