Oxai UAV

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Oxai UAVs
Role UAV
National origin China
Manufacturer Oxai Aircraft
Status In service
Primary user China

Oxai UAVs are Chinese experimental UAVs by Shanghai Oxai Aircraft (Oxai, 上海奥科赛飞机公司). The primary purpose to develop these UAVs is to explore the possible application of new energy sources as alternative power source for UAVs.


B4 UAV is an Oxai-developed UAV powered by lithium batteries. B4 UAV utilizes Canadian autopilots and made it public debut at International UAV competition in Beijing. B4 UAV is a flying wing design with winglets and has tricycle landing gear system. Propulsion is provided by a propeller driven by a pusher engine.[1]Specification:[2]

  • Wingspan: 6 m
  • Endurance: 4 hr
  • Ceiling: 6 km
  • Cruise speed: 120 km/hr
  • Payload: 7 kg

Forward Leap[edit]

Forward Leap 1 (Fei-Yue or Feiyue, 飞跃) is an UAV jointly developed by Oxai and School of Aerospace Engineering and Applied Mechanics (SAEAM) of Tongji University, and the general designer is associate professor Mr. Xu Zhenyu (许震宇) of Tongji University. Forward Leap is a twin-boom design and powered by a propeller driven by a pusher engine mounted at the rear end of the fuselage. The twin rudders of Forward Leap are joined at the top, instead of the usual midpoint or at the root of the rudders, as in most UAVs. Like its flying-wing configuration cousin B4, Forward Leap also has a tricycle landing gear.[3] Specification:[4]

  • Wingspan: 5 m
  • Weight: 20 kg
  • Payload: 1 kg
  • Ceiling: 2 km
  • Speed: 30 km/hr

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