4 May, 2017

UAV Convertible Concept

Maximum Efficiency. Best Range and Endurance. Best versatility and functionality

UAV Works has successfully designed, built and proved this unusual aircraft concept. It is a flying wing with four engine with trapezoidal setting (non lineal), achieving a VTOL capacity as multicopters do. At the other hand its aeroplane mode assures the highest endurance. The combination of both modes aeroplane + multicopter, makes our product the best choice for surveillance, mapping and courier aerial missions. Its simple design avoiding complex systems and parts, make it costless, low weight and low maintenance for all operations.

Why does this concept isn't known and broadly used?

A convertible aircraft is not easy to get it work in a proper way. The many possible solutions are widely explored and it is known all are complicated and no very efficient. One of the biggest problem is to get a controller that works completely in an automatic mode, assisting the pilot to successfully complete transitions from multicopter to aeroplane mode and viceversa. Our convertible aircraft does reliable transitions from one mode to another with no fails at all, keeping the aircraft heading toward the wind achieving a full control in every change of the environment. The onboard computer, through all dynamic, static and gyroscopic sensors, will guide the aircraft with smooth and accurate controls movements.

See the following presentation to understand our concept:

In the following video it's shown a real flight according to the preliminary design of the first prototype (2014)

2nd prototype in an indoor flight. Wing aerodynamic is much improved as well as engines placement. Year 2016.

Flying test with rough air and strong gusts. Design proves the wing and control software are capable to maintain VTOL flying under control

Tests with 3rd prototype in 2018. This is the last evolution before the product is frozen. The best improvement is the dynamic landing gear, which allows landings with rough and gusty winds. We achieved a solid 10/10 test landings with more than 35 km/h winds. All completely autonomous.

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