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Overview for The Modular Cargo Carrying UAV

26/05/16 - Update with Transport Configuration, as requested in comments. This is my entry for the Airbus / Local Motors Drone Competition The thought process behind my design is based on close family with professional experience in the 'Blue Light' services, combined with my professional background in Aerospace Engineering. I wanted to develop a design which, whilst complying with the rules, would be robust, easy to manufacture, assemble, maintain and use. I know that people operating from austere environments need to be able to do their job with equipment which presents the absolute minimum of problems to operate.  There are enough challenges in a disaster relief, or remote environment without having difficulties with the equipment you need to do your job! To ensure this, I have opted for a design where the number of unique components is kept to an absolute minimum.   To this end: -The nose and tail cone skin and internal structure are the exact same parts, just with the tail cone structure rotated through 180 degrees. -The cargo bay uses the same parts multiple times - bulkheads, spacers, stub spars wing root fitting, are individual components used multiple times. -The vertical stabilisers are identical, and all-moving for ease of set-up. -The horizontal stabiliser is a continuous shape and all-moving for easy of set up. -The tail booms are the same parts except for the tail cone with the root fairings for the stabilisers -The VTOL arms are the same parts used 4 times -The same motors are used in all 6 positions To secure the cargo, solenoid or servo operated pins would located in the cargo housing.  These would be turned off either by the UAV operator or by entering a code / finger print on the vehicle itself. Weatherproofing is achieved by utilising O-rings at all joints - pins for vehicle assembly, cargo bay doors, and nose and tail shell joints. The vehicle is equipped with a parachute recovery system, so that in the case of a failure, the vehicle can be brought down by parachute, on to its landing gear.  Skid type landing gear is used, to absorb landing loads, minimise number of parts and allow the user/operator to retrieve cargo from beneath the vehicle. Weight is 25kg for this first iteration. The vehicle can be broken down in to a number of parts.  - Wings - Tailbooms - Fuselage - Motor Arms - HSTAB and VSTABs All the parts will fit in to 2 flight cases, specially built for this application.  A further three flight cases containing Generator, battery charging equipment, tools, batteries, aerials, and the operating station are required.
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