Improved design and manufacture of small remote-controlled aircraft for food delivery

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Transportation and delivery have become an essential part of our everyday lives. It is constantly evolving as people try to develop new ways to improve a mode of transportation or make delivery in lesser time than expected, all in the safest way possible. The lack of an effective delivery/transportation system and low manufacturability of such systems in Ghana and most parts of West Africa has seen little to no efforts being made to curb the said issue. Unmanned aerial vehicles such as the typical quadcopter drones are gradually being employed for emergency pharmaceutical and paramedic uses in developed countries. Efforts to replicate this use of technology in developing countries has seen companies like Zipline set up outstanding drone delivery services to health facilities in rural areas that would be otherwise difficult to navigate and journey to by land. In this project, an unmanned aerial vehicle will be designed and manufactured in an attempt to create new delivery avenues for business owners.
Capstone Project submitted to the Department of Engineering, Ashesi University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, May 2020
unmanned aerial vehicle, aircraft design, prototype