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International Journal of Frontiers in Engineering Technology, 2022, 4(8); doi: 10.25236/IJFET.2022.040810.

Design and Simulation of a Novel UAV Combined Fixed Wing and Quadrotor


Chang Su1, Linhao Li2

Corresponding Author:
Chang Su

1College of Mechanical Engineering, Jiangnan University, Wuxi, China

2Chengdu Tianfu School, Chengdu, China


Vertical takeoff and landing fixed-wing UAV is a special kind of UAV, that is, the fixed-wing UAV can take off and land vertically without using the runway. Compared with conventional UAVs, fixed-wing UAVs have the advantages of flexible takeoff and landing mode, convenient launch and recovery, good mobility and so on. Compared with multi-rotor UAVs, fixed-wing UAVs have the characteristics of longer endurance, faster speed and higher flight height. At present, the research and development of vertical takeoff and landing fixed-wing UAVs is still a hot research topic home and abroad. In this paper, a vertical take-off and landing fixed-wing UAV is designed according to the flight system of the quadrotor, including the overall design and structure design. The model of the vertical take-off and landing UAV based on aerodynamics, which is established in SolidWorks, is used for the simulation test carried out to simulate the vertical take-off and landing process of the UAV and the related functions of path tracking. Finally, the relevant parameters are obtained to verify the feasibility of the scheme.


quadrotor, structure design, vertical take-off and landing

Cite This Paper

Chang Su, Linhao Li. Design and Simulation of a Novel UAV Combined Fixed Wing and Quadrotor. International Journal of Frontiers in Engineering Technology (2022), Vol. 4, Issue 8: 68-74. https://doi.org/10.25236/IJFET.2022.040810.


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