UAVOS Unmanned Helicopter Tested at High Altitudes

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UAVOS Unmanned Helicopter Tested at High Altitudes
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UAVOS has continued the testing of its UVH-170 helicopter UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) with a successful high-altitude flight conducted at an altitude of 16,400ft (5000m). Powered by a 4-stroke gasoline engine with a specially modified fuel injection system, the unmanned helicopter flew for two hours, achieving a climb rate of 1 m/s while ascending from 13,120ft to 16,400ft (4000m to 5000m). The aircraft carried an 8.8 lb (4kg) payload consisting of a gyro-stabilized two-axis gimbal and integrated radio data link.

The enhanced fuel injection system allowed the practical flight ceiling of...

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