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Material Selection for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Drone)

Material Selection for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles(Drone): An unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) is commonly known as a drone and also referred by several other names is an aircraft without a human pilot. The flight of UAV’s may be controlled either autonomously by onboard computers or by the remote control of a pilot on the ground or in another vehicle. This post mainly focuses on the Material Selection for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Drone) and is as follows.

What is the Material Selection for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle(Drone)

CONTENTS of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles:

  • Introduction
  • Objective
  • Major Requirements
  • Materials used
  • Material Selection
    • wood(Balsa)
    • Carbon fiber
    • Thermacol
    • Rubber(for Landing Gear)
    • Aluminum Alloys
    • Steel
    • Titanium Alloys
    • CFRP
  • Uses of UAV’S
  • Applications
  • Conclusions and Future scope

Explanation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles:

ICAO classified unmanned aircraft into two types under Circular 328 AN/190:

    • Autonomous aircraft – currently considered unsuitable for regulation due to legal and liability issues
    • Remotely piloted aircraft – subject to civil regulation under ICAO and under the relevant national aviation authority.              
  • Historically, UAVs were simple remotely piloted aircraft, but autonomous control is increasingly being employed.

Applications of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles:

Unmanned aerial vehicles have mostly found in military and special operations applications, but also are increasingly finding uses in
  • Civil applications such as policing, surveillance and firefighting
  • Non-military security work such as inspection of power or pipelines.
UAVs are often preferred for missions that are too “dull, dirty or dangerous” for manned aircraft.

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