Here’s my most recent contributions to the Heavy Lift Drone Topic, my Introductory Comments and Content on this topic are at the end of this page.
There are a lot of parts and systems in any drone. It seems reasonable that to understand a particular Drone, one would need to know how all that Drone’s parts and systems are designed to function. I feel it is reasonable to create a set of “Discussion Videos” where each Discussion Video is limited to discussing only one part or system of the Drone.
I thought I would let a few of the Heavy Lift Drones fly around outside Gunnison, Colorado. Here’s the image.Download (105mb png file) Heavy Lift Drones Flying outside Gunnison Colorado (18 downloads)
I created a Discussion Video that I named: Heavy Lift Drone – Power Management Part 01 znd Part 02
This video discusses how the Heavy Lift Drone can create the mechanical power that it needs to be able to fly up in the air. It also describes how this Drone will manage this power so that the Drone can keep itself properly flying along. I should mention that this Drone will not have a human being on board, but it will still need management to allow it to properly fulfill its mission and to properly control and adjust itself while it is flying. I address the mechanical issues associated with this in these Power Management Videos. These Videos are uploaded to my YouTube channel. The topic is complex enough that when I create a detailed discussion of these issues, well, the videos get long. So I have decided to split these videos into parts. This video is Part 01. There are lot of images that I refer to in the videos, so I have created a set of PDF files that have all the images from the videos in the PDF files. You can download these PDF files from the download links below. The videos that I created are based on a set of Slides. There are 9 slides so far. I have PDF files for 7 of them at present. I will create PDF files for the Slides 8 and 9 and I will upload them here when I get them created. Enjoy !Download 44mb PDF file of the images in Slide 01 of the Heavy Lift Drone Power Management YouTube Video (4 downloads) Download 64mb PDF file of the images in Slide 02 of the Heavy Lift Drone Power Management YouTube Video (3 downloads) Download 36mb PDF file of the images in Slide 03 of the Heavy Lift Drone Power Management YouTube Video (3 downloads) Download 12mb PDF file of the images in Slide 04 of the Heavy Lift Drone Power Management YouTube Video (2 downloads) Download 11mb PDF file of the images in Slide 05 of the Heavy Lift Drone Power Management YouTube Video (2 downloads) Download 44mb PDF file of the images in Slide 06 of the Heavy Lift Drone Power Management YouTube Video (3 downloads) Download 5mb PDF file of the images in Slide 07 of the Heavy Lift Drone Power Management YouTube Video (2 downloads)
I created the Discussion Video that I named: Propeller.
This video describes the Propeller that is used for this Heavy Lift Drone and I have uploaded it to my YouTube channel.Download 56mb PNG image: Manikins in the trees with Heavy Lift Drone Propellers (19 downloads) Download 8mb Sketchup Drawing File: Construction Sub-segment Details Heavy Lift Drone Propeller (16 downloads) Download 40mb FBX file no textures included: Shows Construction Sub-sections Heavy Lift Drone Propellerellers (18 downloads) Download 44mb KeyShot Package file used to create image: Manikins in Forest with Drone Propellers (17 downloads)
HEAVY LIFT DRONE – Introductory Remarks
It is interesting to me as one “wanders around” on the Internet there’s lots of images and stories about drones. But most of the time, those drones are not very big. That intrigues me.
I guess its possible that BIG Drones aren’t discussed much because they are going to be expensive. Most of the general population will not be able to purchase big drones. That is a great reason why they aren’t discussed or shown much on the Internet.
I just wonder, however, could it be that big drones aren’t on the Internet that much because it has not been fully worked out how to make them?
It seems that big problems with big drones include:
1) aerodynamically – just how does one get that big drone so that it can get its own (large) weight into the air via purely vertical flight?
2) aerodynamically – how does one address that, in addition to 1) above, the drone will also be lifting and carrying a large payload?
3) thermodynamics – providing one figures out how to get all that weight up into the air, just what kind of power source will allow this big, heavy drone to make its vertical ascent and then fly around for a usefully large time interval?
I decided to create a set of designs about a big drone.
I decided to give my design the name: Heavy Lift Drone.
It is reasonable that a Heavy Lift Drone could be used in a United States military setting and, if the drone could lift enough payload weight and if it could stay aloft for long enough intervals, then this Heavy Lift Drone clearly could help to decrease injuries to U. S. service personnel.
Earlier, I went to the end of this Heavy Lift Drone issue and wrote a story about a set of Heavy Lift Drones and how they could help U.S. Service personnel. At that time, I just wanted to explore some ways that Heavy Lift Drones could have a useful military purpose. That story was more focused on how the Heavy Lift Drones could be helpful and I didn’t include much concerning specifics on how such Heavy Lift Drones could be fabricated so that they really could provide the capabilities discussed in the story. Here’s the webpage where I sent this story, I named the Heavy Lift Drones – The Four Superheroes.
I think I now have a design for a Heavy Lift Drone that might really work from a math, science, aerodynamics, structural, thermodynamics set of viewpoints.
I think I will discuss the design by breaking it down into subsections. I plan to use Camtasia to discuss these subsections, then make YouTube videos and send them one by one as I make them up to my YouTube channel. The name of my YouTube channel is: Patrick Gray.
Here’s a listing of some of the subsections that I plan to create videos for:
- Power – Creation, Transmission, Modulation
- Landing Gear
- Structural Considerations
- ? Add-ons, including potential weapons
- Fixed Wing Flying
- Integration into Military Activities
- I am considering to create some fictional stories about the Heavy Lift Drone just to show how I understand that Heavy Lift Drones could be useful to the military.
So far, I have created two YouTube videos, they are Introductory Videos. I’m thinking I will add the DISCLAIMER video sequence to the front of each of my YouTube videos about the Heavy Lift Drone, and I will add the Very Brief Introduction sequence to the end of each YouTube video. It seems to me this will make it so that any of the various Heavy Lift Drone YouTube videos could stand by itself and keep people from getting confused if they just “stumbled across” one of the YouTube videos and they were wondering, “Well… what is this all about?”