The Vehicle

UAV Hexacopter

The first version of the UAV-RT system is integrated onto a hexarotor/hexacopter frame. Utilizing a hexacopter frame increases the vehicles lift and provides an optimal flight time with the integrated payload required for the wildlife telemetry system. The vehicle's frame is constructed from a Tarot FY690S Hexacopter carbon fiber frame with the standard build allowing for easy alterations. Modifications to the frame were made to incorporate the wildlife telemetry systems (scientific payload) and reduce vibrations. This section covers the UAV-RT vehicle design, including a background on UAVs and step-by-step instructions for vehicle construction and software configuration.