In the US, developed a new drone based on the Robinson R-22 helicopter

In the US, developed a new drone based on the Robinson R-22 helicopter

In the United States, a civilian helicopter was converted into a drone. UAVOS has developed a cargo unmanned vehicle based on the Robinson R-22 light two-seat helicopter. This was said in a statement.


According to the developers of the drone, the new device is designed both for the delivery of goods, and for use in search and rescue and humanitarian operations. It is capable of transporting goods weighing up to 180 kilograms. The device can be in the air for up to six hours and reach speeds of up to 160 kilometers per hour. The maximum flight range of the drone is 1020 kilometers. Other project details were not disclosed.

The new drone is capable of automatically taking off and landing, as well as following the route. For landing, the unmanned R-22 needs a flat area of ​​at least 15 meters in length and width.

Note that this development based on the Robinson helicopter is far from the first. Last December, the American company Skyryse announced the development of drones based on a Robinson R-44 helicopter. They installed a smart pilot system on the rotorcraft.

The advanced Skyryse Flight Stack system is made up of a dozen sensors and security systems that track the movement of the device, preventing accidents.

According to the company, the new system can be used for reconnaissance or delivery of goods to the combat zone, and if necessary, even as a target in exercises.
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  1. Mountain shooter 1 February 2020 12: 54 New
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    Robots quickly penetrate all spheres of life. And the army before all. Convenient thing for supply and evacuation. And most importantly, pilots do not risk life ...
    1. sabakina 1 February 2020 13: 13 New
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      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      And the army before all. Convenient thing for supply and evacuation. And most importantly, pilots do not risk life ...
      And the injured in the case of jaw?
      1. Gray brother 1 February 2020 13: 16 New
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        Quote: sabakina
        And the injured in the case of jaw?

        This flying meat grinder is not suitable for this.
        1. DOT
          DOT 1 February 2020 13: 23 New
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          Quote: Gray Brother
          Quote: sabakina
          And the injured in the case of jaw?

          This flying meat grinder is not suitable for this.

          UAV is certainly not bad, but if the connection is interrupted or intercepted?
          1. Gray brother 1 February 2020 13: 26 New
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            Quote: DOT
            and if a disconnect or interception?

            Communication breakdown - on autopilot will return, interception - let the traffic police submit a statement about theft.
            1. DOT
              DOT 1 February 2020 13: 35 New
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              Quote: Gray Brother
              Quote: DOT
              and if a disconnect or interception?

              Communication breakdown - on autopilot will return, interception - let the traffic police submit a statement about theft.

              good Laughed heartily Gray brother !!! laughing drinks
          2. dauria 1 February 2020 13: 45 New
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            and if the connection is broken

            He will do the same thing as a lost pilot - he will “remember” the map, try to find landmarks (river bend, road, shed, dump), even by the sun. This is if all autonomous systems are covered. He will restore orientation, evaluate the remainder of the fuel and make a decision - “And you all went, I’ll go to Lyuska for the moonshine.”
            Here the main thing is different - you do not need to train the pilot from the kindergarten "wipe snot" every time to study the database area. I made a copy of the trained “brain” - and that’s it.
        2. Gray brother 1 February 2020 20: 51 New
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          Quote: Gray Brother
          This flying meat grinder is not suitable for this.

          Yes Yes. For those who believe that it is adapted, I wish to fly four hours in this kennel with a penetrating wound of the abdominal cavity.
          1. Was mammoth 1 February 2020 20: 59 New
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            Quote: Gray Brother
            Yes Yes.

            Something the decoration reminded me of Zaporozhets father-in-law. wink But it was possible to control only with one hand and one foot! And changed once every seven years. wink
            1. Gray brother 1 February 2020 21: 07 New
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              Quote: Was Mammoth
              Something the decoration reminded me of Zaporozhets father-in-law

              In the world of helicopters, this is a zuser.
          2. syndicalist 2 February 2020 09: 12 New
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            If you remove the helm, tidy, seats, it may come down.
            1. Gray brother 2 February 2020 09: 22 New
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              Quote: syndicalist
              If you remove the helm, tidy, seats, it may come down.

              The console cannot be removed - you need to put the control drives somewhere. And so there are only two zheppy sitting next to fit, not lying to cram.
      2. Kleber 1 February 2020 13: 18 New
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        Quote: sabakina
        Quote: Mountain Shooter
        And the army before all. Convenient thing for supply and evacuation. And most importantly, pilots do not risk life ...
        And the injured in the case of jaw?


        Before death they will look at a new miracle of technology.
        1. sabakina 1 February 2020 13: 28 New
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          Quote: Kleber
          Before death they will look at a new miracle of technology.
          Personally, I would rather look at the miracle of technology on earth mother ...
          1. Kleber 1 February 2020 13: 36 New
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            Quote: sabakina
            Personally, I would rather look at the miracle of technology on earth mother ...


            And what will the unit dealing with the management of such devices be called? Gamers battalion? laughing
            1. voyaka uh 2 February 2020 00: 24 New
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              "The battalion of gamers?" ////
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              And there is. Gamers are happy to take drone operators.
              Military joysticks - copies of joysticks for computer games.
              This is done on purpose, so as not to retrain.
    2. DOT
      DOT 1 February 2020 13: 26 New
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      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      And most importantly, pilots do not risk life ...

      Well, on a signal intercepted, you can soak the operators with an over-sound one .. and pots take control ..
      After all, so can men? Our electronic warfare is not in vain eating its bread, but modest so far .. wink
      1. Jack O'Neill 1 February 2020 17: 10 New
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        The operator can be on the other side of the world, so at least superlight ...
        Yes, and electronic warfare will not help, since even if by some miracle drowning the military frequencies of GPS, the device will simply fly according to the “plan”, i.e. either home, or autonomously complete the task. It depends on what the drone was sewn into.
  2. Gonduras-m 1 February 2020 13: 44 New
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    The US all hopes without losses with the help of UAVs Russia will not be neutralized as a state? Naive "Mexican boys" .. crying
    EW of Russia, no one has tested, well, shotguns in the province ..
    Palka will be from all the trunks and even boys from slingshots .. soldier drinks
    1. Sirocco 2 February 2020 12: 32 New
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      Quote: Gonduras-m
      The US all hopes without losses with the help of UAVs Russia will not be neutralized as a state?

      Americans are not stupid, a series of color revolutions was successful, they tested the change of power in Ukraine and the destruction of the state by the way remotely by the hands of Ukrainians, so you can call Navalny Udaltsov and other UAVs, and their fate is not enviable, they won’t bring down (they’ll kill) they’ll put it in prison))))
  3. Cowbra 1 February 2020 14: 20 New
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    In order to carry cargo - it’s too small, to be a scout - the patrol time is obviously inferior to an airplane-type UAV. The helicopter has the advantage that it can land almost everywhere. And then the pros ended and one cons started.
  4. Volzhanin64 1 February 2020 14: 34 New
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    How can there be a maximum range of 1020 km, if the aircraft can be in the air for 6 hours at max. speed 160km / h
    1. mark1 1 February 2020 14: 37 New
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      Another 60 km downhill ...
  5. Lord of the Sith 1 February 2020 14: 35 New
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    Well, how much such a dragonfly will lift?
    In general, somehow not impressive.
  6. Vasily Ponomarev 1 February 2020 14: 36 New
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    I’ll add that robinson-based drones do mainly because they are the best-selling helicopters in the world, something like MI17 they have, although of course not quite the right comparison
  7. n0001 3 February 2020 01: 02 New
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    Already there are projects used in the operating environment SW 4 SOLO - RUAS [media = https: //ocean2020.eu/sw-4-solo/]
  8. Super 3 February 2020 13: 25 New
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    Against hypersonic weapons this will not help them.