Design, development and testing of multicopters: part 2 – flight control
Tan, Hong Kuang
Date of Issue2016-05-25
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
In the recent years, the propeller-based multicopter has seen a massive rise in popularity among remote control enthusiasts because of its simplicity in design. However, this has also led to the lack of incentive to innovate beyond the propeller-based design. As an attempt at innovation, the Jet Propulsion Multicopter Project (JPMP) was initiated to explore the feasibility of a jet-propelled multicopter. The purpose of this study is to lay the groundwork for the first phase of the JPMP. Within the span of this study, the Experimental Gimbaled Nozzle Module (EGNM) was built and tested. Two prediction models were also programmed in MATLAB to estimate the thrust and vectoring performances of the EGNM. In the course of the experiments, the thrust prediction model had demonstrated consistency in its predictions but the mechanical limitations of the EGNM left something to be desired. Possible improvements on the prediction models and the EGNM were then explored for future development.
DRNTU::Engineering::Aeronautical engineering::Jet propulsion
Final Year Project (FYP)
Nanyang Technological University