Here at Drone Developer, we focus on custom UAV design and airframe modularity in order to provide our clients a competitive edge over off-the-shelf drone platforms. This has let to pioneering research in product family and reconfigurable design methods that can now be offered in commercial UAS. We also research hybrid forward flight & hover design concepts and internet-connected approaches to bring a new level of convenience and mission possibilities to the user.
Commercial off-the-shelf UAVs are adapted for a wide range of applications and missions and operate with inherent aerodynamic and flight performance losses which add energy costs for the user.
Custom design services from Drone Developer ensures that your fixed-wing UAV is designed to operate at a lift-to-drag ratio, L/D (a measure of aerodynamic efficiency) that is up to ≈20% higher compared to using an off-the-shelf UAV.
We do this by designing a high-performance wing that operates in flight at its maximum L/D and flight velocity that minimizes required thrust and optimizes range or endurance. The goal is to shift the off-the-shelf UAV operating point to the custom UAV operating point.