Defence Aviation PSU Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) successfully demonstrated flight of a 10 Kg Rotary Wing (Helicopter) Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (RUAV) here.
HAL in a statement here on Friday said the RUAV is powered by a 2-stroke petrol engine, with twin blade main rotor and tail rotor, It had a payload capability of 2.5 Kg including live stream video camera and range of the vehicle is 8-10 Km with an endurance of one hour.
The flight carried out recently lasted for about ten minutes during which the Attitude Control Attitude Hold (ACAH) mode, Position Control, Position Hold mode (autonomous hover), low speed flight in forward, backward and sideward directions, were demonstrated.
The video feed from on-board the helicopter was streamed live and shown on the dedicated video receiver. The status of the helicopter, its parameters and its real-time position on the map were also shown. Read More