Experimental Investigation of Optimal Gap Distance between Rotors of a Quadrotor UAV

2017-06-09
The effect of spacing between the rotors of a quadrotor Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) in hovering flight is investigated. Experiments are conducted to obtain a mathematical relation between the diameter of the rotor and gap distance between each rotor. Constraints such as the maximum thrust force and minimum energy consumption are imposed. Several rotors having different sizes are tested at various RPMs with a changing gap distances, and total thrust produced by four rotors is measured. The results are given and discussed.
Citation Formats
D. D. Kaya, A. T. Kutay, and O. Tekinalp, “Experimental Investigation of Optimal Gap Distance between Rotors of a Quadrotor UAV,” presented at the AIAA Aviation Forum 2017, Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference(05 - 09 Haziran 2017), Denver, Colorado, 2017, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: http://www.aiaa.org/meetingpapers/.