Abstract

The paper deals with the study of aerodynamics of small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for the purpose of reconnaissance which usually carries payloads like Camera. The two wing setup is termed as Tandem Aircraft. Researchers authenticated that tandem wing setup provides better aerodynamic efficiencies at low Reynolds Number compared to conventional. The airfoil used in experimental study is NACA 651-212. The scaled model was tested in the wind tunnel to study the flight behavior and the results have been compared with the value obtained from the computational analysis using Ansys fluent. The prototype interior structure was fabricated with light weight and higher strength glass fiber and multigrain wood. The skin was made of polyester fabric. Field test with various conditions were done. The results were efficient enough that the study further investigated to use of light energy as a power source of the aircraft, which in turn can provide increased mission hours.

How to Cite
RAJESH KUMAR,C REGINALD, R SIVASANKARAN, S VIGNESH, B RAGAVAN, VASUDEVAN G, DHARMAHINDER SINGH CHAND, B. Real time Characteristics of Tandem Wing UAV. Global Journal of Research In Engineering, [S.l.], may 2017. ISSN 2249-4596. Available at: <https://engineeringresearch.org/index.php/GJRE/article/view/1570>. Date accessed: 18 jan. 2022.