Voting Results

Votes: 135
Voting Result: 2.83438654482

Overview for Mercury

Mercury

VTOL conventional plane optimized for this mission (long range, cargo transport) focusing on simplicity and safety. Base design for Hermes.


Short description of the UAV (complete project description below AND attached):

Mercury summary:

General design: a simple VTOL conventional plane. 4+1 big props, minimal interference between components, optimized for the required mission

Detail:   

Landing gear: tricycle type, nose LG + main LG on the belly, avoiding the cargo bay

Waterproofness: rubber sealants in joints, waterproof materials and motors

Modularity/Versatility: nose dome, wing halves, LG, V-tail, motors’ arms, equipment, motors, props and (attached with spring buttons) easily taken apart

Handling: easy to transport and fit in reduced spaces

Weight: CG aligned with motors, payload, IMU and parachute, < 25 kg, structure allowed up to 7 kg, carries around 1 extra required payload weight

Fail safe (air): all kinds of redundancy, anti-collision, mission control planning and anti-catastrophic failure software readiness

Safety provisions (ground): safety switch to arm/disarm drone, RGBW LED indicator, optional props protections

Dimensions: the wing is 4 m long, divided in 2 parts, fuselage is 2 m long and 0.85 m high with V-tail and LG

Structure

Airframe (fuselage, wings, tail): all secondary parts joined to main fuselage CFRP frame with screws and nuts able to be taken apart

Equipment (batteries, motors, actuators): 4 hover motors and 1 cruise pusher required with their adapted propeller, ESC and the necessary batteries

Avionics: correctly integrated and centered boxes given in the requirements

Landing gear concept: nose CFRP straight bar and main CFRP trapezoidal frame with wheels (steerable NLG)

Payload

Interior dimensions and securing cargo: cargo bay has required dimensions and a fairing around that completes the fuselage aerodynamic shape. It is secured by an anti-slip floor plus elastic bands. It’s released by sliding 4 spring buttons below

Frame sheet

Base data: 4 to 6 kg of payload at 30 m/s with a medium CL

Drag: low drag increases range (or payload weight)

Stability: stabilizing wings shape and position, NP at 18% behind the CG gives enough stability


Complete description:
Mercury brief.pdf (31 pages)

Results for Mercury

Voter Score
antoniosnchezcampos 5.0
cpgarciasaenz 5.0
paoloseveri 5.0
nicoozaragoza 5.0
irene_89 5.0
juan_30jul 5.0
DesignMechanix 5.0
mariarollanmtz-herrera 5.0
indiraruizincera 5.0
artgf 5.0
juans41092 5.0
antonioespaciogarcia 5.0
jahnavicaingarcia 5.0
irisiggma 5.0
jaco_v91 5.0
jmcabanasg 5.0
josegonzalez 5.0
rodrit33 5.0
pabloperaltamorales 5.0
lindetronics 5.0
be_llet 5.0
droneguy 5.0
vidda 5.0
chuchodingy 5.0
irisJIJI 5.0
borjamp 5.0
ameronobriz 5.0
alvarofernandezrojas 5.0
davidacuestabarcena 5.0
gdshreedu141 5.0
mtorresg20 5.0
noeliaytal 5.0
lic_aap 5.0
gabrielledebrouwer 5.0
Danimas 5.0
Cagadron 5.0
Falk90 4.0
TechFish 4.0
apalmer 4.0
ThisGuy 4.0
tram 4.0
carpermil 4.0
mirkoaveta 4.0
Achim_Airbus 4.0
GeorgeP 4.0
readermann 4.0
gabriel_r 4.0
Barbaros 4.0
Mekiso 4.0
maximelafeuille 4.0
karakalakis 4.0
DesignerMec 4.0
crodrf01 4.0
kiri 4.0
elsaosborn 4.0
Ramarryo 3.0
Pivotwing 3.0
nowbreakit 3.0
alexiel 3.0
joernlutter 3.0
VTOL 3.0
davidrstuart 3.0
Starblade91 3.0
aktorm 3.0
ACDesign 3.0
AdrienK 3.0
luismontenegroferrel 3.0
thewingmakerz 3.0
stefanofortunati 3.0
iamyourman 3.0
Xero64 3.0
Alexis_K 3.0
Phil_Airbus 3.0
fernadinhoalvarodiaz 3.0
setiawan 3.0
eddie_mauro 3.0
paulfaugeras 3.0
adeharo9 3.0
amarkler 3.0
pedroouton 3.0
LameContest 3.0
silviomaccarrone1974 3.0
konelek 3.0
Aris4 3.0
_alex 3.0
angelicamary18 3.0
lucashernanlopez81 3.0
jimyjackal 3.0
LoremIpsum 3.0
jrsalter1 3.0
zamri 3.0
dhammond 3.0
aeronaut4195 3.0
fam_jaes 3.0
lilapapagrigoraki 3.0
vanessamariaramirez 3.0
oldle1985 3.0
michele.cantatore 3.0
evansmazarakos 3.0
albertbuzafdz 3.0
lulu 3.0
DavidCavaDesign 3.0
fabiocastillione 3.0
crazymotionride 3.0
CharlieFournier 3.0
Team_82zero24 3.0
Andika 3.0
jjsanchezrico 2.0
frederic18 2.0
gmech 2.0
ralonso 2.0
vasilatos_ianis 2.0
ypervoreios 2.0
nesman 2.0
mblair 2.0
Bialas 2.0
CQuintero 2.0
TURNCIRCLES 2.0
Franze 2.0
oemlegoem 2.0
Cristian_F 2.0
adw.wong 2.0
harvestzhang 2.0
kaltrina 1.0
PhilS 1.0
pablocheavaldez 1.0
savtek 1.0
atephy1946 1.0
prishtina 1.0
mortich85 1.0
kateambrose 1.0
warmonger 1.0
vgc90 1.0
cristinacuerno 1.0
Lude 1.0