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UAV's can be reshaped into different forms; mainly fixed wing and multi rotors copters. Between copters we might differentiate types according to the number of rotors (from 3 to 8 or more c.f. tricopter, quadcopter, hexacopter, octocopter); their frame type (or the number of arms and their axes disposals); and number of rotors per per arm (one or two) :

In green the quadcopter Iris+ frame disposal.
A review of widespread commercial drones

General components

  • Autopilot - the brain of UAV linking all parts and managing the compiled instructions of flying missions. Example products: PixHawk an open source linux like programming environment - Emlid's Navio2 Linux autopilot on Raspberry Pi.
  • GPS
  • Accelerometer
  • Compass
  • Motors
  • Propellers
  • Power management - example
  • Battery
  • Sensors and communication between sensors and autopilot
  • Radio communication
  • Radio Controller
  • Ground station

Iris+ Drone parts

Motors GPS Iris+

wiki/uav/carriers.txt · Last modified: 2021/01/20 20:36 (external edit)