Hybrid UAV Prototype Testing
UVR LLC specialists successfully tested a prototype of a light helicopter-type unmanned aerial vehicle with a hybrid power source, developed on the basis of the UAV “Electron 7”. In this case, the term “hybrid” implies the coordinated operation of an internal combustion engine and an electric motor, which is a non-standard solution for unmanned aircraft.
The use of a compact internal combustion engine as the main power source will almost quadruple the flight time of the UAV!
The abovementioned hybrid UAV prototype is an intermediate stage of R&D works on the project. The tasks of next stage will be optimizing of the UAV’s design, improving its layout and reducing the weight of the structural elements.