Voting Results

Votes: 112
Voting Result: 2.23880274694424

Overview for Droneminator

Design for long range autonomous and modular package delivery system, that is simple, easy to produce, plugin type motor & battery, for ease in deployment and maintenance, thus faster cycle time and lower operating cost. Parts are COTS (commercial off-the-shelf), and assemble as modular type with readily available material, manufacturing, and tooling hence lower cost to produce. Design as part quadcopter and part glider for long range and safe delivery of packages. During hovering and delivery, the battery consumption is high for around 2 to 2 minutes .  As a glider, Droneminator leverage the extended wings and wider surface area for lift and with ability to glide with less power consumption, thus will be able cruise at long range with 5 - 10 kg payload under the belly, while using only a single propeller, while the other are put to rest.  With five (5) identical and interchangeable heavy duty motors, commercially available. Four (4) for hover and a single main motor for cruising, with option to utilized two (2) front rotor for supplemental thrust during high headwinds and for faster cruising speed controlled by energy optimization software. All motors are interchangeable along with mounting pylon (pylon for hover motor only) for ease in operation and deployment. Battery is design for plugin or swappable for quick change and faster turn around time. Droneminator is made of carbon fiber shell with foam as a core material. It is very lightweight with density of only 2.2 pounds per cubic feet. Each motor is capable of maximum thrust up to 9 kg each. Overall drone weight with all its motors, electronics, battery, and all other compoments is less than 18 kg, and can takeoff of up to 31 kg, well beyond the 25 kg MTOW requirements.  Droneminator can take payload box sizes up to 18 in by 18 in by 8 in, and belly attached thru an inexpensive strap. The payload box is positioned to minimize drag with an aerodynamic shroud attachment which is made up of inexpensive cartoon or plastic and disposable. Front landing gears is retractable during landing while rear is permanently deployed. 
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Results for Droneminator

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gdshreedu141 5.0
Barbaros 4.0
juan_30jul 4.0
Team_82zero24 4.0
Flyboyjo 4.0
mnoreiga 4.0
gvava90 4.0
lucashernanlopez81 4.0
crazymotionride 4.0
apalmer 4.0
karakalakis 4.0
lakshmeedevi10 4.0
Tana 4.0
TechFish 3.0
guzmanadrian00 3.0
christoph 3.0
lalis_mech 3.0
fernadinhoalvarodiaz 3.0
evansmazarakos 3.0
AdrienK 3.0
ralonso 3.0
Mechmak51 3.0
nazarena31 3.0
DesignMechanix 3.0
gmech 3.0
austin8white1799 3.0
arthurmenezesmurcia 3.0
imaisaia 3.0
maximelafeuille 3.0
joernlutter 3.0
aristeidiskontogiannis 3.0
VTOL 3.0
michele.cantatore 3.0
vasilatos_ianis 3.0
aeronaut4195 3.0
jrsalter1 3.0
zamri 3.0
annynikolopoulou 3.0
gpelke 3.0
DesignerMec 3.0
nyota521 3.0
Alexis_K 3.0
Bearon 3.0
Starblade91 3.0
solidlifter 3.0
ypervoreios 3.0
CharlieFournier 3.0
angelicamary18 3.0
stefanofortunati 3.0
setiawan 3.0
ACDesign 2.0
davidfj 2.0
LoremIpsum 2.0
tram 2.0
albertbuzafdz 2.0
Aris4 2.0
phill_scott 2.0
lulu 2.0
RaMansell 2.0
MattJackson 2.0
pedroouton 2.0
amarkler 2.0
Lude 2.0
paulfaugeras 2.0
jimyjackal 2.0
TURNCIRCLES 2.0
fabiocastillione 2.0
mblair 2.0
alexiel 2.0
Pivotwing 2.0
Davded 2.0
eddie_mauro 2.0
adw.wong 2.0
minvertedm 2.0
jjsanchezrico 2.0
jlanger1 2.0
Mekiso 2.0
oemlegoem 2.0
LameContest 2.0
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GPD 2.0
luismontenegroferrel 2.0
joemanna 1.0
iamyourman 1.0
blumenbergmarius 1.0
vgc90 1.0
konelek 1.0
nesman 1.0
_alex 1.0
Falk90 1.0
silviomaccarrone1974 1.0
savtek 1.0
steden90 1.0
kiri 1.0
parada290ap 1.0
frederic18 1.0
ewankay 1.0
GeorgeP 1.0
kaltrina 1.0
harvestzhang 1.0
adeharo9 1.0
PhilS 1.0
prishtina 1.0
Bialas 1.0
fam_jaes 1.0
migl187 1.0
Phil_Airbus 1.0
Cristian_F 1.0
DavidCavaDesign 1.0
Andika 1.0
warmonger 1.0
Franze 1.0