HLKX Clairvoyance

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HLKX Clairvoyance (Qian-Li-Yan or Qianliyan, 千里眼) is a family of Chinese UAVs developed by Guilin Hanglong (meaning Aviation Dragon) Kexun (meaning Scientific Message) Electronics Technology Co., Ltd. (HLKX, 桂林航龙科讯电子技术有限公司), some of which have entered service with Chinese military, paramilitary, law enforcement and governmental agencies.

Clairvoyance 1[edit]

Clairvoyance 1 (Qian-li-Yan Yi-Hao or Qianliyan Yihao千里眼1号, also known as Clairvoyance I or simply Clearivoyance for short) is a fixed wing, electrically powered micro air vehicle (MAV) developed by HLKX. Externally, Clairvoyance resembles a miniature version of Boeing F-15 Eagle and has the identical layout. Propulsion is provided by a two-blade propeller driven by a pusher engine mounted at the empennage. Clairvoyance has been deployed in 2008 Sichuan earthquake relief missions. Specification:[1]

  • Wingspan (m): 0.93
  • Length (m): 0.83
  • Empty weight (kg): 1.5
  • Max take-off weight (kg): 1.9
  • Endurance (h): 1
  • Normal operating altitude (km): 0.25 – 4

Clairvoyance 2[edit]

Clairvoyance 2 (Qian-li-Yan Er-Hao or Qianliyan Erhao千里眼2号), also known as Clairvoyance II, is a fixed wing, electrically powered micro air vehicle (MAV) developed by HLKX. Externally, Clairvoyance II resembles another Chinese UAV Weiyujie W-1 Sky Hawk and has the identical layout without tailplanes but with twin tails. Propulsion is provided by a two-blade propeller driven by a pusher engine. Along with Clairvoyance and Clairvoyance I, the Clairvoyance series UAVs are the only Chinese UAV series that has been deployed in all three Chinese natural disaster relief efforts, including 2008 Sichuan earthquake, 2008 Chinese winter storms, and 2009 Luoding flood. Specification:[2]

  • Wingspan (m): 1.1
  • Length (m): 0.86
  • Wing area (dm2): 32
  • Payload (kg): 0.5
  • Max take-off weight (kg): 2.2
  • Power thrust (kgf): 1.7
  • Cruise speed (km/h): 60
  • Normal operating altitude (m): 10 - 4000
  • Endurance (h): 0.3 – 1
  • Max wind scale allowed for operation: 5

See also[edit]

List of unmanned aerial vehicles of the People's Republic of China

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