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Overview for DronGo

22May2016 This design is a seamless integration  of a multirotor system and a fixed wing aircraft. It is aimed at achieving the full efficiency of a high speed cargo cruiser aircraft while using a multirotor system to execute VTOL and sustain hover. DronGo's biggest advantage is that the Multirotor system causes negligible interference with the Fixed Wing system. This is because The Multirotor system is either concealed or is aft of all Fixed Wing aerodynamics. By this, DronGo is a unique design which offers true fixed wing efficiency integrated with a Multirotor. The aircraft uses a tricopter configuration for the multirotor system with two coaxial and counter rotating motors in the front. This makes it a 2-1-1 Y configuration. In the fixed wing configuration, the aircraft has one main wing, one canard, and two vertical stabilizers. With this combination DronGo is capable of delivering time critical cargo in traditionally hard to reach places much faster than traditional means can. Original Post: This drawing is just a schematic. Further CAD renders are on the way. The idea is that 2 Coaxial rotors carry the weight of the front while one rotor on each pod behind are used to lift the aft section. The 4 rotors will work together to function similar to a tricopter.  In fixed wing configuration, the canard and wing are both in undisturbed free stream. Only aft of the wing do we have disturbances added from the multirotor system. This way, the entire fixed wing aircraft is free of the aerodynamic interferences from the multirotor system thereby allowing us to get full aerodynamic potential from our fixed wing aircraft. The payload bay can be quite large because we have a long fuselage with the CG falling almost in between it. A little aftward but almost in between.
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