Power Distribution System for a Small Unmanned Rotorcraft

Report No. ARL-TN-337
Authors: Brian Porter; Gary Haas
Date/Pages: December 2008; 12 pages
Abstract: In quest of weight savings, several modifications were made to a Joker model unmanned rotorcraft. Battery power for various subsystems was consolidated in a custom box, and smaller gauge wiring was substituted for the original. The results included a 17% increase in flight time as well as logistics benefits from fewer batteries to be recharged.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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