HAL SUC­CESS­FULLY DEMON­STRATES 10KG HE­LI­COPTER UAV

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The Hin­dus­tan Aero­nau­tics Limited suc­cess­fully demon­strated flight of a 10Kg Ro­tary Wing (He­li­copter) Un­manned Aerial Ve­hi­cles (RUAV). The RUAV is of a 2-stroke petrol en­gine, twin blade main ro­tor and tail ro­tor, pay­load ca­pa­bil­ity of 2.5Kg in­clud­ing live stream video cam­era and range of the ve­hi­cle is 8-10 Km with an en­durance of one hour.

The flight 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 on­board 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.

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