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AS.30 QueenWasp
AS.30 QueenWasp

AS.30 QueenWasp

In 1935 year it started operation of the first radio-controlled aircraft in the UK such as "Queen Bee", which was manufactured by de Havilland. After making the complex passed the test flight, which showed the poor quality of management and flight. After that was released two more machine type and Q.35 Q.32, who had a great flight speed and significantly better control.

In parallel, the company Airspeed manufactured and submitted to the Commission a drone type AS.30 Queen Wasp. It should be noted that once it was made two such machines, the first was a land plane, and the second with water float system chassis. Both options have been completely made of wood, only the wings and fuselage were covered with a thick cloth. This machine is very well known as the "royal wasp." The first takeoff land RC model produced summer 1937 years. The unit had a closed cockpit, where it was found the pilot's seat in the event of failure of the remote control.

It should be noted that the system of wing AS.30 Queen Wasp was quite well thought out, they had ailerons, flaps, but nevertheless real tests showed poor governance and stability. With regard to the maritime variant, it is also not distinguished by good performance. Yet the RAF made a purchase order 65 such machines. The end result was transferred to three devices, then the order was canceled and 5 partially manned aircraft have not been completed yet.

With regard to the flight parameters drone AS.30 QueenWasp, he could go up to a height of 6,1 kilometers and reach speeds of up to 277 km / h, and it is on those figures, it was excellent.

AS.30 QueenWasp. Characteristics:

Modification AS.30
Wingspan, m 9.45
Aircraft Length m 7.42
Height, m 3.07
Wing area, m2  
Weight, kg  
empty 1588
normal takeoff 1724
engine's type 1 PD Armstrong Siddeley Cheetah IX
Power, hp X 1 350
Maximum speed km / h 277
Cruising speed, km / h 246
Practical ceiling, m 6100


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