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Short presentation of the MAV.

Ifju and his colleagues started their research in 1997 and developed their first micro-aerial vehicle, or MAV, which was 18 inches, weighed 10 ounces and powered by a gasoline engine. Today, they've refined it down to a battery-powered model only 5 inches long and weighing a mere 2 ounces.

A real innovation for this vehicle. A conception program help to design the structure and parameters. It's easy after to realize 3D FAO tool for modeling. Structure builded with flexible linen (linen for kite or rubber) for the wing, reinforced with carbon fiber. Body and rudders are made with carbon fiber. Double fixed rudders on bottom of the wings. The one under, support camera, command, and protect for landing.The flexible structure limit reactions of the plane and increase stability. Servomechanism and receiver from modeller technology . Propulsion using brushless inrunner motor. Propeller APC fixed. Prop safe adaptator. Lithium Ion Polymer batteries.

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Tool for building MAV Wing structure
A small one with rubber covering wings
The MAV ready for fly !
Electronic with GPS on the door, servos, ESC
Motor mount
Detail of GPS installation
Florida University Team
The camera fixed on rudder
Hand launching easy with the body form
   
A really beautifull aspect !
Mission quite difficult because, flying over the target need a real high distance
Important to see the target at the good time!
 
 

 

Team @ero-MAV

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