Modular Multi-Rotor Helicopter Platforms


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The results presented in this paper describe a practicable solution to multi-rotor platforms constructed and put together with standardized components to allow flexibility and customizability. The extensive utilization of universal parts supports an easy introduction of changes in case of necessary design alterations and speeds up the whole process when constructional changes are required. The research has been applied to a variety of special use multi-copters and has proven to be very useful. Further development will follow to secure subcomponents with necessary Ingress Protection ratings and even further optimize universal components. The constructional layout of multi-copters is relatively simple and usually consists of the main middle frame that houses control electronics, batteries and payload fastenings. Protruding boom arms have motors mounted in the tips and power cables running inside. The frame, payload and boom arms are generally fastened with hexagonal socket head cap screws, which means that assembling and disassembling takes a notable amount of valuable time when setting the UAV up on the field. For this reason, modularity and rapid assembling are needed.Fig. 1. Multi-rotors performing ice-bank and high-rise inspection



Solid State Phenomena (Volumes 220-221)

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Algirdas V. Valiulis, Olegas Černašėjus and Vadim Mokšin




K. Tiimus and M. Tamre, "Modular Multi-Rotor Helicopter Platforms", Solid State Phenomena, Vols. 220-221, pp. 110-115, 2015

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January 2015




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