UAV Navigation has just released a case study demonstrating its ability to is able to deliver a cutting-edge Flight Control Solution (FCS) in the shortest period of time.

Elytron Aeronautica, one of the company’s most recent customers, purchased a full FCS and has experienced the quality of UAV Navigation’s integration and adaptation process on its Talisman UAV.

The Talisman is a 25 kg, tandem wing, UAV designed for observation missions. Both integration and adaptation were performed onsite in Italy by UAV Navigation engineers in less than two weeks (9 working days).

As a result, two Talisman units now have the UAV Navigation FCS fully integrated and adjusted, turning a well-designed, fixed wing platform into a UAV. The aircraft is now fully capable of flying autonomously, including automatic take-off and landing.

The Talisman UAV is a non-conventional aircraft that features a tandem wing configuration. The main characteristics are:

  • Very stable and safe behaviour under all flight conditions
  • Very high MTOW if compared to the empty weight (it can carry on board 2.4 times its empty weight in payload and fuel)
  • The design is inherently protected against stall and spin

Due to the unconventional configuration of the Talisman the autopilot integration campaign was interesting. However, the aircraft proved to have excellent flight qualities and once the VECTOR autopilot had been integrated it was able to perform completely automatic take-off and landing within few flights.

“The UAV Navigation team cooperate with us in a very professional way; working with them was a great experience and test flights were a success.” (Marcello Delponte, Head of Design at Elytron)

Source: Press Release

UAV DACH: Beitrag im Original auf https://www.uasvision.com/2018/09/12/uav-navigation-integrates-fcs-in-record-time/, mit freundlicher Genehmigung von UAS Vision automatisch importiert, Der Beitrag gibt nicht unbedingt die Meinung oder Position des UAV DACH e.V. wieder. Das Original ist in englischer Sprache.