Boeing Condor. Specifications. A photo.
Boeing Condor - American civil unmanned aerial vehicle developed by «Boeing» in 1988 year.
Designing high-tech unmanned aircraft model Boeing Condor started by American experts in the field of aerospace technology and aerospace technology in the first half of 80-ies of the last century. This device was of an exclusively civilian nature of its application, however, the drone itself used only for research purposes, which to some extent limited its operational capabilities.
The first flight of unmanned Boeing Condor model in October 1988 years and due to the fact that this device will cope with the tests started its active operation. Moreover, as the experts did not have enough possibilities of unmanned aerial vehicles in the near future, there is another drone of the same model, modified with a number of options, however, the mass production of the UAV was never deployed.
Unmanned aerial vehicle Boeing Condor model has huge dimensions - with its length in meters 20, which in itself is quite impressive wingspan of this drone is 61 meter. Due to the fact that the drone Boeing Condor dimensions are very large, this device has low maneuverability and more labored management.
The power plant Boeing Condor UAV is represented by two turbocharged piston engines brands Continental TSOL-300-2, traction power of each of which is 175 hp, which, nevertheless, provides an opportunity to carry out drone flights at top speed in 260 km \ h., while the period of being in the autonomous air this device is more 80 hours.
Specifications Boeing Condor.
- Length: 20 m .;
- Wingspan: 61 m .;
- Height: 4,2 m .;
- Maximum takeoff weight: 9070 kg .;
- Cruising flight speed: 150 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight speed: 260 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight distance: 500 km .;
- Maximum flight height: 20500 m .;
- aircraft engine type: a piston;
- Powerplant: 2 x Continental TSOL-300-2;
- Power: 2 x 175 hp
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