Advanced Soaring Concepts Apex. Specifications. A photo.
Advanced Soaring Concepts Apex - US drone aircraft, designed by «Advanced Soaring Concepts» in 1998 year.
Designing multi-purpose UAV Advanced Soaring Concepts Apex has been deployed by US aircraft manufacturers in the early 90-ies of the last century. The new device is positioned as a means of civil aircraft and could be used to carry out a sufficiently wide range of different tasks, which should include carrying out reconnaissance, patrol and observation flights, the implementation of exploratory missions and others.
In the 1998, the unmanned aerial vehicles has made its first flight, however, due to technical shortcomings, the drone crashed due to which the project was subsequently canceled, even despite its high promise. In fact, the cancellation of the project was the lack of financial investment on the part of investors, in addition, the final cost of the drone had greatly increased, making it simply unprofitable.
Drone Advanced Soaring Concepts Apex has sufficiently large dimensions, in particular at a wing span 18 meters, the device length is 5 meters, it relates to a class of gliders.
Unmanned aerial vehicles this model is equipped with pulse-jet unit, which allows the drone to accelerate to a maximum speed of flight in 120 km \ h. However, because a sufficiently large wingspan, the device has a low maneuverability, while at the same time, this same factor a positive effect on the length of the device is in the process of autonomous flight.
Specifications Advanced Soaring Concepts Apex.
- Length: 5 m .;
- Wingspan: 18 m .;
- Height: 1,4 m .;
- Maximum takeoff weight: 300 kg .;
- Cruising flight speed: 60 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight speed: 120 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight distance: 50 km .;
- Maximum flight height: 9500 m .;
- aircraft engine Type: Jet;
- Powerplant: unknown;
- Power: unknown.
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