Racing quadrocopter Supersonic F4
Development of aerodynamics and design go hand in hand.
Drone racing is an increasingly popular sport in model aircraft construction.
Equipped with FPV (First Person View) technology, the drone pilot only sees what the aircraft's camera records. For this purpose, the drone is equipped with a camera at the front, and the pilot wears video glasses.
The aircraft are designed to reach the highest possible speeds. On courses designed for this purpose, tunnels, curves and gates represent obstacles that you have to pass as quickly as possible.
- Projekt: Racing quadrocopter Supersonic F4
- Leistungen: Verbesserung von Produktdesign und Konstruktion, CAD, Visualisierung
- Jahr: 2018
As is usual in professional sports, drone racers are organized in leagues around the world. The Drone Champions League (DCL) is a professional league that hosted races in Munich in 2018.
Besser sein als andere
The Supersonic F4 is the study of a racing quadrocopter. In contrast to ordinary drones, this one has lateral wings that generate lift. As a result, the aircraft has significantly more engine power available for propulsion, because drones without wings generate their lift only through the propulsion of the propeller or the engine power. Adjustable motors allow the quadrocopter fuselage to be tilted in a defined manner that is adapted to the alignment of the wings. Similar to an airplane, the aircraft goes into a kind of gliding flight. In the test flights completed, the Supersonic F4 achieved speeds of over 100 km/h.
Gestalterisch orientiert sich der stromlinienförmige Entwurf an der Ästhetik von Formel-1-Fahrzeugen: Dynamische ununterbrochene Linienführung und fließende Übergänge. Karbon ist der Werkstoff im Racing-Business. Beim Supersonic F4 kommt er natürlich auch zum Einsatz: bei den Tragflächen und beim Chassis.