PowerVision UAV

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UAV
Role UAV
National origin China
Manufacturer PowerVision
Designer PowerVision
First flight 2015
Introduction 2015
Status In service
Primary user China

PowerVision UAVs are Chinese UAVs developed by PowerVision Technology Ltd (PowerVision, 北京臻迪智能科技有限公司), which ranges from multirotors to unmanned fixed-wing and rotary wing aircraft, most of which are intended for aerial survey missions.

PowerCopter[edit]

PowerCopter is an unmanned helicopter in conventional helicopter layout with a pair of skids as landing gear. The helicopter has a turbo-charged engine to enable it to operate at high altitude, and its payload is installed under the chin. Specification:[1]

  • Endurance (h): > 1
  • Max payload (kg): 30
  • Ceiling (km): 6
  • Max speed (km/h): 150
  • Remote control range (km): > 60
  • Date transmission (km): > 10
  • Wind allowed for operation (m/s): 18.5
  • Temperature allowed for operation (⁰C): - 20 to 50
  • Relative humidity allowed for operation: 95%
  • Engine MTBF (h): > 1000

Multirotors[edit]

As of 2015, two multicopters are fielded by PowerVision, the quadcopter PowerQuad, and the octocopter PowerOcta. These multicopters are mainly intended for aerial photography, cinematography and surveying applications.

Model PowerQuad[2][3] PowerOcta[4][5]
Depth (mm): 560 1380
Width (mm): 690 1380
Height (mm): 200 250
Rotors (blades x pair): 2 x 2 2 x 4
Endurance (min): 25 > 60
Max payload (kg): 1.5 4
Max speed (km/h): > 50 > 50
Ceiling (km): 5.5 6
Remote control range (km): 5 – 50 > 60
Data transmission (km): 5 5
Max wind allowed for operation (m/s): 12 12
Temperature range for operation (⁰C): - 20 to 50 - 20 to 50
Noise level (dB): < 70 < 70

PowerSeeker[edit]

PowerSeeker is a fixed-wing UAV in low wing configuration with canards and winglets, but without vertical tail. Propulsion is provided by a propeller driven pusher engine mounted at the empennage. The tricycle landing gear is fixed. The UAV adopts modular design, which enables it can be rapidly assembled or taken apart within an hour and stored in a container that less than two meters long, thus making it easy for storage and transportation. PowerSeeker is mainly intended for aerial survey missions. Specification:[6]

  • Endurance (h): 12 – 20
  • Max payload (kg): 30
  • Max take-off weight (kg): 90
  • Ceiling (km): 10
  • Max speed (km/h): 280
  • Min speed (km/h): 70
  • Remote control range (km): > 80
  • Wingspan (m): 2.5
  • Take-off & landing distance (m): < 200
  • Deployment time (h): < 1

See also[edit]

List of unmanned aerial vehicles of China

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PowerCopter". Retrieved 2015.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. ^ "PowerQuad quadcopter". Retrieved 2015.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. ^ "PowerQuad quadmotor". Retrieved 2015.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. ^ "PowerOcta octocopter". Retrieved 2015.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  5. ^ "PowerOcta octotor". Retrieved 2015.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  6. ^ "PowerSeeker". Retrieved 2015.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)