Tagged: Multi-Rotor

Racing Drone Based Loitering Munitions System

LANIUS is Elbit Systems’ new drone-based search-and-attack loitering munition designed for short-range operation through deployment via a multicopter as well as by hand. The design is based on racing drones which allows LANIUS to utilize high degrees of speed and maneuverability to essentially rush a target before exploding. Elbit’s introduction

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Inspired Flight IF1200A Heavy Lift Hexacopter

The all-new IF1200A, developed in partnership with the Cubepilot ecosystem, brings a new level of reliability and user experience to the American-made UAV market. Designed for use in industry’s most critical applications, the redundancy and safety features onboard allow users to be confident that their equipment will get the job

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Advanced Aircraft Company Awarded AFWERX SBIR Phase II Contract for NextGen Tactical UAS

Advanced Aircraft Company (AAC), a developer and manufacturer of distributed electric propulsion tilt-wing and multi-rotor uncrewed aircraft systems for defense applications, announced that it has been selected by AFWERX for an SBIR Phase II contract focused on the further development to investigate its potential to fill capability gaps in the

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Advanced Aircraft Company Awarded AFWERX SBIR Phase II Contract To Continue Development of Next Generation Tactical UAS

HAMR distributed electric multirotor UAV in advanced stage of development for tactical ISR missions for the United States Air Force Advanced Aircraft Company (AAC), a developer and manufacturer of distributed electric propulsion tilt-wing and multi-rotor uncrewed aircraft systems for defense applications, today announced it has been selected by AFWERX for

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Russia Firm Starts Serial Production of Quadcopters for ‘Civilian Market’

Serial production of multifunctional unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for the civilian market has started in St. Petersburg at the site of the North-West Regional Center of the Russian state-owned company VKO Almaz-Antey – Obukhov Plant (NWRC). At present, preparations for the serial production of a line of multifunctional UAVs have

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Episode #250

The guys embark on a new format for the podcast. Join the guys as they chat about what’s going on, and why they do what they do.

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Drone Dogfight Over Ukraine

Video from Ukraine shows two quadcopter-style commercial drones ramming one another mid-flight, in the first instance of real air-to-air combat involving the small, remotely-piloted craft. The footage was filmed by a Ukrainian drone and shows it approaching a DJI Mavic, a small commercially available quadcopter, presumably used by Russian forces.

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EASA Publishes Guidelines on Noise Level Measurements for Drones Below 600 kg

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) published guidelines to establish the noise levels of drones below 600 kg, the first proposal world-wide for this, applicable to a wide variety of drone designs including multicopters, fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters and powered-lift aircraft. These guidelines aim at providing harmonised procedures to measure

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IDF Drone Crashes in West Bank Captured by Armed Faction

An Israeli military drone crashed in the northern West Bank city of Nablus on Friday, the Israel Defense Forces said. An armed Palestinian group calling itself “Lion’s Den” said it had captured the quadcopter that crashed in the Old City of Nablus, publishing images of it taken apart. The faction

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EASA publishes first guidelines on noise level measurements for drones below 600kg

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) published guidelines to establish the noise levels of drones below 600 kg, the first proposal worldwide for this, applicable to a wide variety of drone designs including multicopters, fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters and powered-lift aircraft. These guidelines aim at providing harmonised procedures to measure

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MS DHONI Launches DRONI – Made in India consumer Camera Drone Manufactured by Garuda Aerospace!

Indian cricketing star Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who popularized the ‘helicopter shot’ has launched a quadcopter consumer camera drone named ‘Droni‘. The made-in-India camera drone with advanced features is manufactured by Garuda Aerospace, of which MS Dhoni is the Brand Ambassador. Garuda Aerospace has created a niche for itself by offering

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Range Extender for Hybrid Drones from Löweheiser

The 32 HYBGEN from Löweheiser is an electric generator that can be installed into a multirotor drone to extend the flight time. This hybrid powertrain is ideal for drones up to 25 kg MTOW that require long flight times or heavy payloads. It consists of a lightweight two-stroke combustion engine

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Quadcopter Lands on Rooftops Pitched at 60 Degrees

Scientists working to expand the potential landing zones for drones have demonstrated a novel approach, enabling the aircraft to safely touch down on steep inclines. The technology builds on the team’s previous work involving walls and lakes, and could enable drones to land on one of the more common surfaces

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X55 – multi-role utility drone for 3-hour flights

New from Arcsky: the X55 is a quad-rotor unmanned aerial vehicle platform with exceptional flight time and payload capabilities. One of the key differentiators of the X55 is the modularity and interchangeability of power sources. Within seconds, the drone can go from using battery power (using the Battery Module)

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Episode #247

This episode includes a special guest that everyone will come to love. We chat about the reality of Remote ID, and what we are doing because of it.

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Customized for Every Mission

The Ascent Aerosystems booth certainly stands out at a show like AUVSI Xponential, mostly because of the unique configuration of the drones they sell: Rather than a multirotor, or a fixed-wing platform, or some fusion of the two, its aircraft resemble nothing so much as a pair of vertically

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Nordic Unmanned – Coaxial Configuration Patent

Nordic Unmanned is enforcing a patent they hold on coaxial multirotors. Granted in 2011 to AirRobot a company that Nordic Unmanned bought last year. This patent might be the only part of AirRobot with significant value. To claim that AirRobot invented coaxial rotors is a significant stretch of the truth.

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Freespace Operations ‘CHAPPiE’ Beacon flies Callisto 50

This spectacular video was filmed north of Adelaide at our very first trial of our new Freespace Operations ‘CHAPPiE’ Beacon used in conjunction with our flagship Callisto 50 modular industrial multirotor UAS. Freespace Operations performed this initial road-based trial commanding the Callisto 50 to hold an offset distance, heading &

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Design Study for Aerodynamically Tuned Drone

When we think of a drone, the first picture that comes to mind is that of a quadcopter flying in the skies. This stealth drone is somewhat different thought with its helicopter-like aesthetics and swiftness. Snap (Formerly Snapchat) has just announced its second tangible product after the release of the

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