UAV "Aist" test in the stratosphere
The UAV, made according to the traditional aircraft scheme with a bearing wing, is capable of making a year-round non-stop flight, recharging from sunlight. The entire upper surface of the "Stork" wing is covered with solar panels - they set in motion two electric motors that rotate the screws. At night, the device flies due to rechargeable day batteries.
Currently, the company is preparing to submit an application to the Ministry of Industry and Trade for a certificate of validity drone to flight. The flight is planned for November-December.
"LA-252" Aist "refers to the class of atmospheric satellites (pseudo-spacecraft). He, like satellites, operates at the expense of solar energy and operates at altitudes inaccessible to civil aviation - from 15 to 22 km. For flights in a discharged atmosphere, the apparatus is as light as possible - it is made of modern composite materials and has high aerodynamic characteristics. The average weight of one square meter "Stork" is less than 3 kg. The wing span of the drone is 23 m, take-off weight is 125 kg. The LA-252 is capable of carrying a total weight of up to 25 kg. For example, it could be a surveillance or communication equipment, ”the article says.
Unmanned systems expert Denis Fedutinov:
The first prototype of the "Stork" - LA-251 was tested in 2013 year. Then the possibility of a non-stop multi-hour flight was confirmed, a second version of the device, the LA-252, was created for further experiments.
- iz.ru / missiles2go.ru
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