Static performance results of propellers used on nano, micro, and mini quadrotors

Robert W. Deters, Or D. Dantsker, Stefan Kleinke, Narcrisha Norman, Michael S. Selig

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Abstract

An increase in the number of small quadrotors has created the interest in having performance data on the propellers used by these aircraft. With an aircraft size less than 5 in and propellers diameters less than 3 in, these quadrotors are typically referred to mini, micro, or nano by hobbyists and manufacturers. The size of the propellers used on these aircraft operate at low Reynolds numbers that are typically less than 50,000 for diameters up to 3 in and less than 20,000 for diameters up to 2 in. Static performance testing of the propellers used on 11 small quadrotors was completed. For propellers with diameters less than 1.4 in, the torque produced was too small to accurately measure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2018 Applied Aerodynamics Conference
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
ISBN (Print)9781624105593
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event36th AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference, 2018 - [state] GA, United States
Duration: Jun 25 2018Jun 29 2018

Publication series

Name2018 Applied Aerodynamics Conference

Other

Other36th AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference, 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
City[state] GA
Period6/25/186/29/18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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