Yamaha awarded patent for two-part drive shaft on drones

Yamaha awarded patent for two-part drive shaft on drones 23 Aug, 17, Source: USPTO
An unmanned helicopter includes a drive source, a tail rotor, a shaft unit that transmits a drive force from the drive source to the tail rotor, and an elastic member. The shaft unit includes a drive shaft, a transmission which transmits a drive force from the drive source to the drive shaft, and a transmittal portion that transmits a rotation torque from the drive shaft to the tail rotor. The drive shaft includes a first shaft portion and a second shaft portion. The elastic member is located between the first shaft portion and the second shaft portion.

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