Design and Manufactures of Cyclocopter Composite Wing Blades

사이클로콥터의 복합재료 Wing blade 설계 및 제작

  • 김승조 (서울대학교 항공우주공학과) ;
  • 윤철용 (서울대학교 항공우주공학과 대학원) ;
  • 백병주 (서울대학교 항공우주공학과 대학원)
  • Published : 2000.11.01


Cyclocopter is air vehicle to vertically take-off and land like a helicopter. This is an efficient and quiet means of being able to direct thrust compared to a helicopter. The rotor consists of several blades rotating about a horizontal axis perpendicular to the direction of normal flight. The direction of blade span is parallel to rotating axis and both end roots are connected to the hub to resist centrifugal force and to transmit the power. The pitch of the individual blades to the tangent of the circle of the blade's path is varied cyclically to gain thrust. In the paper, the design and manufactures of cyclocopter rotor blades are presented. Stress at the roots of cyclocopter blades is great due to centrifugal and aerodynamic forces and aeroelastic instabilities appear. The blades consist of main spar, front spar, polyurethan foam, weight, and skin and spars and skin are made of glass/epoxy composite.