Date of Submission

Winter 12-3-2020

Project Type

Senior Design


Aerospace Engineering


Mechanical Engineering


Industrial and Systems Engineering

Committee Chair/First Advisor

Adeel Khalid


This report recreates the Fairey Rotodyne in modern, electric form. Extensive research into the market requirements and history of the autogiro are presented as justification for the implementation of such a design. The design criteria and mission profile are selected in order to compete with inter-city commuting in the range of 20 to 30 statute miles or with longer range travel at roughly 100 miles. Cost estimations are also made in order to gauge the feasibility of this design from an economic standpoint. Achieving the design criteria and desired mission profile are done through numerical integration and analysis through CFD to optimize the initial design detailed below. The results that we found show that this is a feasible design worthy of further investigation.

FDR.pptx (2744 kB)
Power point, Entire process described

Presentation poster_v2.pptx (440 kB)
Overall summary, in poster form

15 mins collab-recording.mp4 (1 kB)
recording of power point being presented

2 min video.mp4 (1 kB)
short video of flow sim and motion study

Weight Calculation.xlsx (16 kB)
Used to find total weight and battery count in KWH

TOPSIS_Motor_v4.xls (56 kB)
Used to select optimal electric motors

Tail.xlsx (16 kB)
Sizing and design of tail

Propeller, power, and range Calculations.xlsx (27 kB)
design of propeller, required power for thrust, and total range calculations

Final Main Rotor Calculations.xlsx (149 kB)
Design of main rotor and autorotation calculations

Airfoil Selection v2.xlsx (51 kB)
Wing design of the autogiro

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