Published Date : Jan 20, 2016
A multirotor, also commonly known by the name rotorcraft comprises more than two rotors in its system. The major advantage of using a multirotor aircraft is its simpler rotor mechanics that is required for flight control. It is quite different than the conventional double-rotor and single-rotor helicopters that make use of a complicated variable pitch rotors. These rotors have a pitch that varies as the blade starts to rotate for flight control and stability. Multirotors mostly make use of fixed-pitch blades, which helps in achieving the control of the motion of the vehicle by changing the relative speed of each rotor to modify the torque and thrust that is produced by each rotor.
A multirotor drone is quite simpler to operate and this kind of simplicity in operations have encouraged many users to use it over different forms of drone. The global multirotor drone market is estimated to grow at a high rate in the next few years. Growing adoption of multirotor drones in the law enforcement segment is the major factor boosting the demand for multirotor drones in the global market in the next few years.
Among all the major geographies, the multirotor drone market in Europe and North America is projected to grow at a very slow rate owing to the economic ups and downs. In addition, the budget cut in both these regions is expected to witness a downward trend in the multirotor drone market. On the other hand, the Asia-Pacific and Rest of the world mulitirotor drone market is projected to grow rapidly owing to the high investments in the research and development of the UAV segment in these regions. The political dispute and unrest are the other driving factors that are boosting the demand for multirotor drones in the military and defense industry in some countries from Asia Pacific and the Middle East.
The key players operating in the global multirotor drone market include Israel Aerospace Industries, Draganfly Innovations, AeroVironment, Inc., Aibotix, Coptercam (Australia), DJI Innovation, Cyberhawk Innovation Ltd., Microdrones GmBh, and 3D Robotics.