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Overview for Let There be Flight
Let there be flight is a UAV / Drone aircraft concept for the Airbus /Local Motors Cargo Drone Challenge. This craft was inspired by organic forms of nature, namely birds and sea creatures, who have evolved over millennia to move with speed and grace through fluid mediums.
Let there be flight offers an aesthetic that is neutral, safe and elegant, it has been designed to not be intimidating. This is an important aspect, which I feel is pivotal in the uptake for commercial drones, in the present geopolitical climate.
The design has reached this present evolution with regard also to end user safety, with 5 propeller blades over 500mm in length, it is critical that the end user is safe, as they are already in a critical life and death situation, and do not need further complications.
The craft offers a range of different ‘modes’ and optional upgrades, to ensure it suits the task at hand. It packs neatly for transport and offers a swappable recharge battery pack, all terrain landing gear, dual cargo loading zones, safety covers, and safety devices, ease of maintenance and modular parts. This makes the design flexible for a range of tasks.
I hope you enjoy my entry it has been a fun process developing this craft and I have learnt a lot about aeronautical design and engineering!
Let There be Flight!