Previous work on Solar UAVs

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This is something I probably should’ve done from the get-go. Here, I review previous work done on Solar UAVs and how they can help me get this up in the air ...

Intial wing design parameters

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The purpose of this step is to come up with some sort of initial design for the aircraft wing. This would include span, chord and airfoil shape — as well as ...

General guidelines for wing design

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We’ve already decided we’re going to be using a fixed-wing body. Now, before proceeding with desigining an efficient plane structure, I was able to do some r...

Aircraft forms

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Before we try finding the optimum design parameters for a plane, we need to decide on a lift vehicle form. The most popular is the fixed wing “aeroplane” des...

Motor Efficiency

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In this post, we discuss what things you need to consider when picking a motor for your efficient aircraft.