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Samarai Concept

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Downloads: 630
Uploaded by: Mark Moore
File size: 438 kilobytes
VSP Version: 2.X
License: Public Domain

File ID# 46
Manufacturer NASA
Model Samarai Concept
Units Feet
Description Redundant electric propulsion concept designed by Mark Moore to achieve mufti-functional mono-rotors that can also act as wing tips. Batteries are used as counter balance for the mono-rotors, with synchronized embedded pancake motors providing rotational lift in hover and transition. A rear boundary layer ingestion inlet/fan provides forward thrust in transition and cruise flight. Designed to be highly compact, and achieve non-planar lift from a 3-surface canard/wing/tail arrangement.
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Model Suitability
  • 1 - Build a display model
  • 1 - Check internal layout/volume
  • 1 - OML for wetted areas/drag buildup
  • 1 - Cartoon or Pretty Picture
  • 2 - Weight and balance
  • 2 - Structures
  • 2 - Accurate OML for detailed aerodynamic analysis or CFD
Tags experimental , airplane , vtol

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