RPFlight Systems, Inc. and Asia Tech Drones merge to bring extreme endurance planes to the small UAS Market
RPFlight Systems has announced a partnership with John Smith of Asia Tech Drones. With the integration of manufacturing and systems development RPFlight Systems is able to provide industry leading UAS embedded sensor systems and extreme endurance airframes capable of on station missions in excess of 6 hours
RPFlight Systems, Inc. has been flying and manufacturing the Spectra flying wing for over a decade and one of the leaders in Search and Rescue Operations with the non-profit search service RPSearch Services. The Spectra has flown in across the US and in internationally resulting in numerous recoveries. The Spectra UAS has been flying in the US NAS for over a decade, and has performed hundreds of hours of SAR missions.
RPFlight Systems, Inc. has acquired the rights to produce the Vigilant Pro and Vigilant E. The flagship model Vigilant Pro will be a carbon-kevlar composite frame with 3m span and numerous sensor and vision packages for specialized high endurance missions such as fire line monitoring, transmission power line, pipeline inspection and other long range requirements.
Asia Tech Drones has been working on UAS peripheral support equipment and the manufacture and development of the...Continue Reading
Vigilant Pro (Composite) Specifications and Performance
Video of T Tail configuration flight: http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNjc1NTk4ODU2.html
Video of Maiden Flight: http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/dzIy8Dg42QI/
Cruise Speed ~ 40-60 Km/h
Cruise Current ~ 2-3 Amp
Max Speed ~ 120+ Knots
Climb Rate > 2000 ft/min
Wingspan: 3000 mm
Fuselage Length: 1100 mm
Height: 230 mm Wing area: 54dm sq.
Wing loading: 55.55g /dm sq.
Tail boom: 25mm 3K CF Tube
Ready to Fly weight ~ 3Kg. w/(1) 5500mah 6S LiPo
Payload capacity 3.5Kg.
Motor as tested: 370Kv outrunner
ESC: 40-70 Amp Configuration options: V Tail is standard; T Tail can be special ordered
Standard, Pre-wired Equipment mounting compartments on both wingtips.
Standard Wing and Fuselage Quick Connections wiring harness.
5" Clear Nose Camera dome.
Sacrificial Protective Landing Skids.
Materials: Honeycomb core composite / Carbon fiber / Fiberglass Spare parts available with lead time.
NOW ONLY SOLD RTF with AP Pre-installed, test flown and ready for service.
Vigilant-E (EPO Foam) Specifications and Performance NEW VIDEO of Vigilant E Flight. [