TsAGI, wind tunnel
The tests are carried out in the subsonic wind tunnel T-101, transmit RIA "News". Chevagi noted that he could not disclose data about the customer of the test or report any details of the project.
A tailsitter is a vertical take-off and landing vehicle capable of landing on the tail, performing horizontal flight “in an aircraft-like” manner. The development of a dual-purpose aircraft, tailing the Pheasant, became known in December 2016. It was reported that the take-off mass of the drone will be up to 500 kg, cruising speed - about 350 km per hour. The rotax912 XHUMX horsepower engine will be used as the power plant.
A similar device is being developed in the USA. According to media reports, testing of sea tailsters, which Northrop Grumman is working on, is scheduled for the beginning of 2018. Such a machine is convenient to use on ships equipped with helipads.