Design of a portable drone for educational purposes

Maximilian Hell, Robert C. Bolam, Yuriy Vagapov, Alecksey Anuchin
2018 2018 25th International Workshop on Electric Drives: Optimization in Control of Electric Drives (IWED)  
This paper discusses the design of a portable drone to be used by students for practical investigations of drone operating principles. The drone design is based on a Y6 frame module concept and takes into account the affordability and combinability of components which are widely available via the hobbyist drone manufacturing market. It is a foldable device and is protected against water ingress according standard DIN EN 60529 (IP01). The drone generates high thrust for a Maximum Take-off Mass
more » ... TOM) of 5 kg and the propeller design has been investigated and analysed in detail to determine the optimum location required to provide maximum thrust.
doi:10.1109/iwed.2018.8321377 fatcat:iqiyua46dbblxgkivy5n5wpsx4