AAI Aerosonde. Specifications. A photo.
AAI Aerosonde - Australian undersized unmanned aerial vehicle for information and data on meteorological, weather and atmospheric phenomena, including weather analysis function.
AAI Aerosondea photo
Australian experts of the company «Insitu» started to develop unmanned aircraft model in the middle of the AAI Aerosonde 90-ies of the last century. Initially unmanned aerial vehicle to be used for the study of tropical storms, but later, when the UAV design has undergone a thorough improvement, the device has been actively used for the study of atmospheric phenomena, obtaining data about the weather and meteorological conditions.
The relatively simple design of unmanned aerial vehicle ensures this air means high compactness, and also provides a very affordable low cost, which in its essence, and led to the high popularity of this UAV.
Australian UAV model AAI Aerosonde equipped with modern meteorological equipment and global positioning system that provides the ability to obtain data on current weather conditions, ambient temperature, humidity, wind speed, atmospheric pressure, etc. However, despite the fact that the drone model AAI Aerosonde is purely civilian nature, specially commissioned by the US Air Force, the model has been upgraded by the military needs, which expanded the scope of the functionality of the device.
A photoAAI Aerosonde
Unmanned aerial vehicle equipped with AAI Aerosonde piston engine brand Lycoming El-005, 1,74 power in hp, which allows the air assets of this model to develop the maximum speed of its flight in 75 km \ h. (Depending on version), while, as the range of action of this UAV is 150 kilometers, taking into account the scope of applicability of the drone, is an acceptable figure.
To date, the operation of unmanned aerial vehicles AAI Aerosonde model engaged 8 countries, including Australia, New Zealand, USA and others.
Specifications AAI Aerosonde.
- Length: 1,7 m (depending on version).
- Wingspan: 2,9 m .;
- Height: 0,6 m .;
- Maximum takeoff weight: 13,1 kg .;
- Cruising flight speed: 70 km \ h. (Depending on version);
- Maximum flight speed: 75 km \ h. (Depending on version);
- Maximum flight distance: 150 km. (Depending on version);
- Maximum flight height: 4900 m .;
- aircraft engine type: a piston;
- Powerplant: Lycoming El-005 (depending on version);
- Power: 1,74 hp (Depending on version).
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