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AWuAV 3015E the Revolutionary Open Source drone


"Annular Wing Unmanned Air Vehicle"

The vehicle has only 2 parts the ring wing and the motor-propeller no other moving parts for a gain in weight. AWuAV is controlled only by a Thrust Vectoring Flight Control (TVFC)


A shrouded ducted annular wing can be smaller and carry more payload than a bi or quadcopter.


To reduces the weight and power consumption of the unit. The electric motor-propeller is fixed on a ring gimbal mechanism with 2 servos at 90 degrees. (no control surface). This technological leap makes it possible to manufacture drones of 0.30 meters to 1.5 meters of diameter which can carry 2 times their weight from 2 kg to 150 kg of payload and about 40 minutes to 10 hours in air. Up to 0.60 meters in diameter, the electric motor with or not a hybrid fuel range extender is essential, above we use a twin gaz engine from 7 hp to 160 hp multi-fuel. The idea of ​​making a drone vtol of 25/40cm with a single motor + propeller to start 2 years ago there were 2 possibilities

SingleCopter Has a single motor and 4 independent flaps. The vehicle's yaw is controlled by adjusting all four fine to point slightly clockwise or counter-clockwise.

CoaxCopter Has two counter-rotating motors and at least two independent flaps (4 individual servos / flaps can be used. The vehicle's yaw is controlled by adjusting the speeds of the two motors. I.e. speeding up the clockwise motor while slowing down the counter-clockwise We tested the singlecopter solution but having the load above the drone did not please us. The project leader had the idea to use a mobile motor + helice assembly to direct the drone.

4 mechanisms have been tested for gimbal motor

- axe + ball and 2 servos at 90 ° (takes too much place in height)

- 2 square chassis and 2 servos at 90 ° (not solid enough, takes too much place)

- 2 pieces with hinge and pivot at 90 ° (takes too much place in height)

Your choice


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  • From the website "The vehicle’s yaw is controlled by adjusting the speeds of the two motors. I.e. speeding up the clockwise motor while slowing down the counter-clockwise"

    Didn't you guys forget the 2nd motor?

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  • "This is a cool drone and our first attempt at entering the UAS marketplace!"

    "We should definitely name it something memorable and exciting!"

    "Yeah, something trendy and easy to recognize!"

    "AWuAV 3015E*"


    *Uncontrolled spinning is actually a feature

  • "the Revolutionary Open Source drone"

    "is Almost all Open Source"

    Does that mean that you're going to release all of the hardware designs to open source?  Which kind of licensing?

  • Open source and patent pending (on the website)? What is the open source bit and what is patented?

  • And how the YAW is working on this ?

  • Consider the ethics of marketing a design with detailed specifications (endurance, payload, speed etc.) for a device that clearly hasn't been constructed or tested. 

    From my perspective, you have a responsibility to verify your design before taking on investment, and the 64 days you've allowed yourself before your pre-launch campaign starts is very likely insufficient for this work.  It's too early in the product design cycle to expend labour on marketing, particularly if real-world testing forces you to change the design (for example, to account for yaw stability issues).  You need to get the engineering right first.

    If you're serious about this, and not just trying to launch another fraudulent crowd-funding campaign, reconsider your project schedule.  Drones are hard.

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