CDADI V/STOL UAV
|Manufacturer||Chengdu Aircraft Design Institute|
|Designer||Chengdu Aircraft Design Institute|
CDADI V/STOL UAVs are Chinese experimental UAVs developed by Chengdu Aircraft Design Institute (CDADI), also known as the 611th (Research) Institute (611所), some of which has developed into production models and entered service with various Chinese governmental establishments.
CADI-1 is a Chinese miniature UAV developed by CDADI to explore VTOL knowledge. CADI-1 is powered by two electric motors that drive propellers, and it has twin-tail layout. CADI-1 operates like Ryan X-13 Vertijet to achieve VTOL. A portion of the wing can be folded a hundred eighty degrees and hence the complete name of CADI-1 is VTOL Shape Varying Aircraft (Chui-Zhi Qi-Jiang Bian-Ti Fei-Xing-Qi, 垂直起降变体飞行器).
VD200 is a VTOL aircraft developed by CDADI and it is a tail-sitter in flying wing layout with two vertical stabilizers. Propulsion is provided by a two three-blade propeller driven engines with one mounted on each wing. After taking off, the entire fuselage would pitch 90 degrees and flies like a normal fixed wing UAV.
VMA-01 (also known as VMA for short) is a VTOL UAV with folding wings. VMA-01 is in a flying wing layout powered by a pair of two-blade propellers driven by tractor engines mounted at the leading edge of the wing, and payload is sandwiched between the two propeller-driving engines. VMA-01 has twin-tail configuration and the outer portion of the wing can be folded. Specification:
- Wingspan extended: 4.8 m
- Wingspan folded: 3.3 m
- Height: 1.6 m
- Max take-off weight: 110 kg
- Max payload: 15 kg
- Max speed: 220 km/hr
- Cruise speed: 150 km/hr
- Ceiling: 3 km
- Endurance: 2 hr
- Radius: 100 km
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