TRANSACTIONS OF THE JAPAN SOCIETY FOR AERONAUTICAL AND SPACE SCIENCES
Online ISSN : 2189-4205
Print ISSN : 0549-3811
ISSN-L : 0549-3811
A Split-wing Micro Air Vehicle
Shigeru SUNADAKazuki TSUJIYuji FUKAMIShoma AKI
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2012 Volume 55 Issue 6 Pages 379-382

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This paper presents a proposal for a split-wing aircraft. The split wing proposed is composed of a number of square plates. The distances between the square plates are varied according to flight conditions. For a flight where high efficiency is required, the distances are 0 and the characteristic of the wing is that of a wing with an aspect ratio equal to the number of square plates. On the other hand, during a flight where wind gusts are experienced, the distance is not 0 and the characteristic of the wing is close to that of a square. The split-wing enhances the flight stability of MAVs. The enhanced stability will increase opportunities where MAVs can be utilized.

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