Embodiment

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Tricopter Sketch

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Initial Prototype 

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Full Telemetry Package with Flight Controller

Pixhawk 2.4.8 PX4 PIX 32 Bit Flight Controller+M8N GPS+ 433Mhz 1000mw Radio Telemetry+Safety Switch+Buzzer+rgb+I2C+ 4G SD

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Landing Gear 

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Fame / ESC

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DC Brushless Motor (generator)

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Battery & Straps

Camera/Video Transmitter 

Nylon Hardware

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Bearings

Power Distribution Board

Carbon Fiber Tubes

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700cc Fuel Tank

30cc Engine

Matlab Modeling

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Ground Control 

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Goals

•    May o    First 2 weeks of May, begin inspecting the electrical components of the drone. Afterwards, begin testing/breaking in electrical components of the drone and assemble the drone frame o    Second 2 weeks of May, begin assembling the drone together, and program the flight controllers

•    June o    Begin flight testing of the drone, testing the accuracy of flight and stability o    Begin assembling and testing the hybrid engine

•    July o    Begin implementing the hybrid engine onto the assembled drone and begin basic flight tests

•    August o    Begin testing the addition of a payload and running more advanced flight tests

Gantt Chart

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