Want to see ALL questions on this topic?

Upgrade to PLUS+ for €35 to see all past questions

You need to have an account to continue

You need to have an account to continue

ferdia108
More than 4 propellers ? 2019

Is i 100 nesicary to design a quadcopter (4 propellers) or can you design one with more than 4


11 Comments
Daniel_1687
From the name it self 'quad' means 4, therefore I dont think more than or less than four propellers is valid
ferdia108
ferdia108
do you know if there is anyway i can confirms this. it doesnt make much sense that they would limit it to quadcopters as it is all the same.
Stephen_daly1
6 Propellers = Hexacopter, 8 = Octocopter etc.
ferdia108
ferdia108
yes i know this but do you think i wont get marked if i submit my hexacopter
Daniel_1687
Youll probably get deducted marks for having a hexacopter
ferdia108
ferdia108
i showed it has the ability to be a quadcopter and gave a render of it as a quadcopter ( its a modular drone) i hope its alright
tygrys1
tygrys1
You'll lose a lot of marks because the whole project is supposed to be based on the design of a QUADcopter. You'll probably lose most of your marks on Output 4 and 9 and good few on Output 5 and 6. Your output 1, 2, 3 and 7 shouldn't get hit too bad because that's a presentation
ferdia108
ferdia108
my first drone is a quadcopter. my second concept design is a hexacopter that has the ability to be a quadcopter or a tricopter (which i showed) do you still think ill lose marks and section b
tygrys1
tygrys1
You should be fine in section A of the project but part B i reckon you will lose marks because the main design is not a quadcopter. The brief solely mentioned "drones in the form of quadcopters" if I remember correctly and I can imagine the examiner marking your project will dock you marks because other forms than a quadcopter are used, especially if the quad isnt the main design. Then again if your output 7 is correctly done, output 8 drawn well and output 9 all done correctly you should still get marks for the procedure. The design isnt 100% of the marks. Bit of a risky change imo but I do hope it pays off for ya :)
ferdia108
ferdia108
yeah hopefully i wont lose to many marks. one of my concept designs was a quadcopter and i explained why more than 4 props makes more sense for a modular drone. thanks though
Daniel_1687
Should have made it a Quadcopter that has the ability to turn into a hexacopter
Uploading attachment...