UAVOS PROVIDES UPDATE ON UVH-170 DRONE DELIVERY TESTING
UAVOS Inc. is pleased to provide an update on continued successful testing of their UVH-170 unmanned helicopter, including testing related to general flight stability and performance by large box delivering, touchless cargo drop functionality as well as weight and balance monitoring among other data points integral for safe delivery operations. These functionalities are intended to potentially unlock further new viable delivery use cases, reduce operational costs and provide a robust solution to meet even more customer demands.
Watch UVH-170 in action: https://bit.ly/3ysVCk6
The helicopter conducted a flight with a 33 lb (15 kg) external large box with dimensions of 500mm width, 500mm depth, and 430mm high, demonstrating its ability to enable weight single-point cargo hook sling load of 33 pounds (15 kilograms) as well external load auto-jettison. The goods were delivered with neither the need to land nor the need for a ground control station on the receiving side. The flight took 2 hours and covered a standoff distance of 62 miles (100 km).
The UVH-170 unmanned helicopter is powered by the gasoline engine. With a maximum take off weight of 99 lb (45 kg), and a payload of up to 33 lb (15 kg), UVH-170 flies at an altitude of 16400 ft (5000 m) at maximum speed of 74 mi/h (120 km/h). The unmanned platform is able to fly through winds of up to 14 meters per second (27 kts) while taking off or landing. UAVOS’s drone is equipped with satellite communication data link, which supports Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) flights.
10 October 2022