Boeing X-50 Dragonfly. Specifications. A photo.
Boeing X-50 Dragonfly - American experimental unmanned aircraft, developed in 2003, the company «Boeing».
Development of an experimental unmanned aircraft model Boeing X-50 Dragonfly started by US aircraft manufacturers and scientists in the field of aerospace technology in the late 90-ies of the last century, at the same time, to minimize the terms of this project, as well as to reduce the cost of the unmanned aerial vehicle, drone It developed on the basis of already existing unmanned experimental means.
The first flight of the UAV Boeing X-50 Dragonfly in November 2003 years and due to the fact that the device has successfully completed all required tests, work on improving the UAV continued, however, in the near future, due to the fact that several copies were wrecked, project it was finally canceled and closed, and therefore the production of these drones has not been deployed.
Experts suggested that the drone model Boeing X-50 Dragonfly is quite promising means of air, which can subsequently be used in both the civilian and military sector. It was expected that the drone can be equipped with a cabin and cargo compartment that will allow it to transport people and goods, but given the number of accidents, it was decided to abandon this initiative, and the project in general.
The power plant means unmanned aircraft Boeing X-50 Dragonfly presented a jet engine. Which allows the device to a vertical takeoff and landing, as well as to accelerate to the maximum speed of its flight in 250 km \ h., While the effective radius of action of the UAV is about 500 km.
Specifications Boeing X-50 Dragonfly.
- Length: 5,39 m .;
- The diameter of the rotor: 3,66 m .;
- Height: 1,98 m .;
- Maximum takeoff weight: 645 kg .;
- Cruising flight speed: 200 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight speed: 250 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight distance: 500 km .;
- Maximum flight height: 4100 m .;
- aircraft engine Type: Jet;
- Powerplant: unknown;
- Power: unknown.
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