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NASA Dos Samara Concept


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Downloads: 730
Uploaded by: Mark Moore
File size: 541 kilobytes
VSP Version: 2.X
License: Public Domain

File ID# 74
Manufacuter NASA
Model Dos Samara
Units Feet
Description Concept developed by Mark Moore and Bill Fredericks of NASA Langley. Design goal is to achieve a 24 endurance, highly efficient loiter (L/D>20), while also achieving vertical takeoff at low discloading. Low discloading was desired to satisfy mission goals of operation from a sandy ground environment with low noise, at relatively low power. The unique feature of the Dos Samara is that the mono-blade rotors are driven by synchronized electric pancake hub motors with batteries in the counter balance, with these mono-rotors stopping and locking in transition flight to achieve a sailplane-like cruise. Detailed internal layout includes Satcom, avionics and payload volumes, as well as the hybrid-electric powertrain.
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