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    Using DragonPlate Carbon Fiber Composites to Build UAVs and Drones

    carbon fiber UAVsDragonplate offers a wide range of off-the-shelf components ideal for both fixed and rotary wing UAVs. With the rapid development of all different types of drones, mission capabilities are paramount, and having lightweight, strong composite materials for the frame, body, mounting plates, etc, can mean the difference when trying to meet your airframe weights goals.

    blimp gyroFrom the hobbyist to the professional, Dragonplate has the building materials you will need to create virtually any drone. Our off-the-shelf line of carbon fiber flat sheets, braided and roll-wrapped tubes, angles, and a wide array of pultruded materials provide all of the basics. Our patented connector system for pultruded tubes, as well as our modular connectors for braided and roll-wrapped tubes provide an ideal method for making frames, especially for multi-rotor helicopters. For assembly, an array of structural epoxies and fasteners are also available.

     

     

    UAV schematic In addition to the Dragonplate line of carbon fiber products, we also offer our industry, government, and military partners engineering services and full prototyping and production capabilities. Our in-house engineering provides both CFD and FEA analysis services for determining the aerodynamics, stability, and structural loads and stresses. The Dragonplate design and prototyping group utilizes Solidworks CAD modeling and Mastercam for CNC tool path generation. And our ISO 9001 certified production team is ready and able to help scale up your program to large volumes.

    UAV schematic  prototypeWhether you are ready for production quantities of custom-molded rotors, airframe components and assembly, or you are still in the design and research phase of the project, let us know how we may help accelerate your project into the skies.

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