Sandstorm. Technical features. A photo.
Sandstorm - US drone aircraft, multi-purpose, developed by «Northrop Grumman» and «UAVs System Inc.».
Despite the fact that unmanned aerial Sandstorm model of the device designed as a military drone, the final effort of aircraft have been reduced to the fact that in addition to the military sphere, where the drone is used as a reconnaissance and patrol and observation means, he was also positioned and how civil unmanned air vehicle, and, quite effective. In civilian applications UAV Sandstorm used as a means to monitor forest fires, is used as the ambient environment controls, etc.
The development of unmanned air tool Sandstorm started by American aircraft manufacturers in 2006 year, moreover, the designers took about five years for the implementation of this project, as to its first test this aerial vehicle launched only 2011 year.
Given the scope of its application, the unmanned aerial vehicle model Sandstorm has a fairly impressive size - with the length of the device in 2 meters 40 cm, span of its wings is 4 meters 50 centimeters, while, thanks to the use of composite materials and use drones special design, maximum take-off weight of the device relatively small and is only about 16 kilogram.
American drone is equipped with a multi-purpose piston engine. That allows the device to develop a cruising speed of flight in 160 km \ h., While the maximum duration of a finding of UAV in the air is limited 2 hours.
- Length: 2,4 m .;
- Wingspan: 4,5 m .;
- Height: 0,71 m .;
- Maximum takeoff weight: 16 kg .;
- Cruising flight speed: 160 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight speed: 185 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight distance: 150 km .;
- Maximum flight height: 4600 m .;
- aircraft engine type: a piston;
- Powerplant: unknown;
- Power: unknown.
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