Aerodynamic performance comparison of V-tail and conventional tail for an unmanned vehicle

Vatandas O. E., Anteplioglu A.

7th International Conference on Recent Advances in Space Technologies, RAST 2015, İstanbul, Turkey, 16 - 19 June 2015, pp.655-658 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/rast.2015.7208424
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.655-658
  • Keywords: Aerodynamic performance comparison, tail configuration, unmanned aerial vehicles
  • Istanbul Gelisim University Affiliated: No


In this work, two different tail types (V Tail and Conventional Tail) are compared and evaluated which assembled with a boom using the parameters of designed UAV. The drag coefficients of both models are calculated using a software package at different angles of attack. The projection areas of V tail are taken into account as equal to the area of the horizontal and vertical parts of the conventional tail. The results of the calculations are compared and analyzed.