I’m currently studying mechanical engineering at The University of Birmingham. For my final year project, I have been assigned with designing and making a drone catcher. I have been subscribed to your channel for many years and have seen your video on the Excipio that has inspired an idea of my own. I am hoping that you may be able to provide some help. I intend to use an FPV fixed wing aircraft to suspend a catching net, with weighted bottom, that will entangle a rogue drone by flying above it. On entanglement with the drone the force will detach the net from the fixed wing and pull a parasail from a capsule. The netted drone will now be supported by the parasail which in turn will be towed by the fixed wing much like the way a boat would tow a person attached to a parasail. The tow line will then be released by a servo in a safe place for the rogue drone to float to earth. I would be happy to provide sketches to help understanding. It would be very much appreciated if you could help me answer the following…
- Which fixed wing aircraft would be suitable to carry the described system (net, drone, parasail, FPV capabilities, extra release servo)? I’m thinking the Eflite Apprentice but can I add another servo?
- Thus, what transmitter combo should I use?
- If not incorporated into the aircraft, what FPV system would be suitable?