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Commercial drones aren’t designed with a specific mission or user in mind. There are inherent performance losses and added operating costs, when using them for off-design conditions.

Custom UAS

This is a niche program that will get you on the fast track to developing your own in-house, unmanned aircraft, and customize drone platforms and services for streamlined solutions.

Core Training

The core training and consulting portion of the program takes six weeks. Each week contains an introductory video, followed by multimedia lessons containing training topics and design tools.

6 Week Training Program

The first three weeks covers basic drone design including structural and fluid dynamics, with computational validation. The fourth week includes fabrication techniques, including how to use composite materials and 3D printing. The fifth and six week concludes with laboratory and flight testing.

Concept to Validation...

Wind tunnel testing is required to validate the aerodynamic performance of a drone in near-real-life flight conditions. It allows engineers to uncover adverse flow behavior that computer simulations may not show. Flow visualization with smoke allows engineers to see what the flow is doing. We observe how the flow behaves around components such as cameras or sensors that are exposed…

Dr. Victor Maldonado

Who We Are

We work directly with the client to develop optimal mission-specific drones by providing a six–week online training course and critical one-on-one consulting calls during the six-week program; Commercial UAS Developer... Read More

Dr. Victor Maldonado is Founder and Chief Consultant at Drone Developer. Victor created the six-week training and consulting program to offer commercial drone service companies an edge in the saturated off-the-shelf drone market. He is an expert in experimental aerodynamics and unmanned aerial vehicle design and flight-testing. He was a NASA Glenn Research Center Faculty Fellow in 2016, where he was lead engineer on the conceptual design of a semi-autonomous manned medical evacuation aerial vehicle with turboelectric propulsion. Victor is also currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas Tech University. He received his PhD in Aerospace Engineering focusing on experimental aerodynamics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Contact Us

victor@dronedeveloper.org
518.435.5581

Let's Fly...

This is a niche program that will get you on the fast track to developing your own in-house, unmanned aircraft, and customize drone platforms and services for streamlined solutions. We work directly with the client to develop optimal mission-specific drones by providing a six–week online training course and critical one-on-one consulting calls during the six-week program.

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