A Novel Design in Micro-Air-Vehicle: Flapping Rotary Wings


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A novel design in micro-air-vehicle using flapping rotary wings with different wing spanwise length and area is proposed. With the wings flapping, produced thrust makes the wings rotation. Furthermore, lift force from rotary wings increases and overcomes the MAV weight. On the basis of this principle, a mechanical model is made and sample experiments of averaged lift measurement in different wing length and area and angle of attack are executed. It is shown that the maximum averaged lift produced by micro flapping rotary wings can reach to 80mN approximately close to the weight of MAV.



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Amanda Wu




J. H. Wu et al., "A Novel Design in Micro-Air-Vehicle: Flapping Rotary Wings", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 232, pp. 189-193, 2012

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November 2012




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