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General Information
    • ISSN: 1793-8198
    • Frequency: Quarterly
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJMMM
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. K. M. Gupta, Prof. Ian McAndrew
    • Executive Editor: Ms. Cherry L. Chen
    • Abstracting/Indexing: EI (INSPEC, IET), Chemical Abstracts Services (CAS),  ProQuest, Crossref, Ulrich's Periodicals Directory,  etc.
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Editor-in-chief
Prof. Ian McAndrew
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, UK.
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJMMM. I will do my best to help develop this journal better.

IJMMM 2018 Vol.6(1): 51-56 ISSN: 1793-8198
DOI: 10.18178/ijmmm.2018.6.1.346

Propeller Design Requirements for Quadcopters Utilizing Variable Pitch Propellers

Ian R. McAndrew, Elena Navarro, and Ken Witcher
Abstract—The use of unmanned aerial vehicles, UAV, has increases rapidly in the past several years. Now, Quadcopters, four propeller systems, are used, being designed and commercially used to allow the advantages of both flight and hovering. The basic design of their propeller blades has not evolved from the early days of manned flight. In this paper it explores the historical developments and relates to how they can use existing technology in lieu of new designs, to offer UAVs the options and efficiencies used in man flight. Furthermore, how modern materials and manufacturing techniques allows for more accurate matching of blades’ needs and applications.

Index Terms—Aerodynamics, blade design, efficiency and flight stability.

The authors are with the Department Chair for Graduate Studies, College of Aeronautics, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Worldwide, U. K. (e-mail:mcand4f1@erau.edu, navarrj1@erau.edu, witchea8@erau.edu).

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Cite: Ian R. McAndrew, Elena Navarro, and Ken Witcher, "Propeller Design Requirements for Quadcopters Utilizing Variable Pitch Propellers," International Journal of Materials, Mechanics and Manufacturing vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 51-56, 2018.

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