The goal of this project was to create a quadcopter that is capable of going underwater and returning to the surface to take off again. This concept was created after speaking with a customer that had very specific user needs. The project included creating several different designs and doing a concept selection based on these user needs. After selecting a concept, a design was created and adjusted based on an engineering analysis. The parts were selected based on a budget that was assigned to the project and a prototype was created. The final prototype was capable of flight and was completely submergible, however; the static stability of the craft prohibited flight after returning to the surface of the water.
Mechanical Engineering Design Project (MEMS 411)
Brown, Everett C. II; Matheus, Juan; and Gardner, Sam, "From Quadcopter to Submarine" (2015). Mechanical Engineering Design Project Class. 41.