Preliminary design of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) UAV with steerable vertical thrust effect

This paper presents the preliminary design of an aerial vehicle testbed based on the GFS-UAV implementation, namely the “CoandaJLTCraft”. The modified GFS-UAV design uses the Coanda principle to provide lift with enough Vertical Thrust (VT) generated by the Coanda flow. The lift coefficient of the Coanda profile is investigated in our laboratory. A novel… (More)