Chapter 6

6.6 The main components of a UAS

Pilots are expected to be familiar with the manual of the UAS they are piloting. These manuals address the various parts of the UAS.

6.6.1        General parts

The basic parts of fixed-wing aircraft and multi-rotor aircraft are shown in the figures below.

Multiple rotors

  1. Propeller: generates lift; 
  2. Motor: electric motors in combination with an ESC (Electronic Speed Controller) drives the propellers;
  3. Battery: powers the UAS.

Fixed wing

    Brushed motor


                See chapter 6.11 for a summary.

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