Robinson Helicopter Converted By UAVOS To Unmanned Drone Completed Its First Full-Scale Test Flight
Robinson-22 helicopter converted by UAVOS to unmanned drone successfully completed in-air programmed missions. Its first flight, with a duration of more than 1 hour, was fully self-piloted reaching a height of up to 2200ft (670m). During the flight all scheduled tests were performed including fully automatic take-off, en-route flight and landing. Tuning of UAV control settings was completed as well.
The components manufactured by UAVOS such as autopilot, servo drives, sensor system and additional backup power supply were installed into R22-UV helicopter.
During the conversion the aircraft electrical system was upgraded, manual control was removed, the fuselage was altered for servo drives and components of the automatic control system installation. In addition, the pilot seats were removed and replaced by additional fuel tanks.
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