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Take-off supporting drone

The military’s ability to carry out air transport services is an essential factor of almost every operation, so every percent of efficiency enlargement is significant. One way of efficiency enlargement is decreasing the fuel-consumption of cargo planes since planes use up an enormous amount of fuel during take-off and reaching the cruising altitude in a short period of time. By reducing this, a significant efficiency enlargement can be achieved.

The take-off supporting drone would be a convertiplane powered by electricity and it would be as big as an external fuel tank. Instead of the rotation of the conventionally structured power engines located at the wing-tips, in this case the whole drone itself would swing to change between airplane and helicopter mode.

To the fuselage of the drone a coaxial rotor would adjoin longitudinally, whose rotor blades would be adjustable according to the dual mode of operation, and the swing required to change between the modes would be made possible …