UAV

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UAV

Mugi evo UAV.jpeg
Mugi Evo flying wing airframe.


Status Ongoing
Description
An unmanned aerial fixed-wing aircraft to be used as a platform for things.
Members
Manager James Parkin George Walton


Introduction

Currently we have a conventional foam airframe and a correx flying wing. We also have an MQ-9 Reaper airframe, but it is too heavy to fly.

Flying Wing

Wingspan: 90cm

Weight: 700g

Battery: 2200mAh

The flying wing is based on a Mugi Evo design, and is flown by an android phone (HTC One S). The phone uses its onboard sensors (accelerometer, gyro, and magnetometer) to determine the orientation of the aircraft, and controls the angle of the two elevons and the throttle over bluetooth via an arduino + bluetooth module.

Currently working on using the phone's GPS to fly to predetermined waypoints.

2x Flying Wing

A double-size Mugi Evo is in early stages of construction (1.6m wingspan) which could carry a payload such as a go-pro or other instruments. If you're interested in working on this or using the other airframes in a project please contact George or James.

Things that need to be done;

  • Finish the airframe and test it using a conventional radio controller
  • Re-trim the flaps and re-tune the control loops, using the smaller plane as a starting point

Foam plane and MQ-9 Reaper