2021 Summer Semester Flying Robot Project Team A Article 1May 17, 2021 The University of Tokyo


We are going to make a tail-sitter aircraft (VTOL). It might be difficult to make VTOL, but we hope to make it.
In this week, we made a three-dimensional figure and briefly calculated the lift force. I estimated the weight of the aircraft with CAD, and it was over 550 g. I thought that it’s a bit heavy but not a problem because it’s lower than the total lift force of two propellers, 800 g. However, Mr. Morita said that considering the control of the aircraft, the weight must be lower than half of the lift force. We will try to design a much lighter and rigid framework next week.