Design and Fabrication of Small Vertical-Take-Off-Landing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

Yasir Ashraf Abd Rahman, Mohammad Taghi Hajibeigy*, Abdulkareem Shafiq Mahdi Al-Obaidi, Kean How Cheah

*Corresponding author for this work

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Modern UAVs available in the market have well-developed to cater to the countless field of application. UAVs have their own limitations in terms of flight range and manoeuvrability. The traditional fixed-wing UAVs can fly for long distance but require runways or wide-open spaces for take-off and landing. On the other hand, the more trending multirotor UAVs are extremely manoeuvrable but cannot be used for long-distance flights because of their slower speeds and relatively higher consumption of energy. This study proposed the implementation of hybrid VTOL UAV which has the manoeuvring advantage of a multirotor UAV while having the ability to travel fast to reach a further distance. The design methodology and fabrication method are discussed extensively which would be followed by a number of flight tests to prove the concept. The proposed UAV would be equipped with quadcopter motors and a horizontal thrust motor for vertical and horizontal flight modes respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Article number02023
JournalMATEC Web of Conferences
Publication statusPublished - 26 Feb 2018


  • Drone
  • RC aircraft
  • UAV
  • VTOL

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • General Engineering


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