Trek Aerospace Dragonfly

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The Trek Aerospace Dragonfly is a horizontally configured cargo-carrying aircraft from Trek Aerospace that began development in 2004. The Dragonfly has the ability to quickly change its flight options from remote, to unmanned, or manned.[citation needed] With the additional ability to transport a payload, utilizing a minimal takeoff space, the Dragonfly is an up-and-coming frontrunner in the VTOL and PAV market.[who?]

Specifications (Dragonfly UMR-1)[edit]

General characteristics[edit]

  • Crew: one, pilot (or remotely piloted)
  • Capacity: 41.2 ft³ (1.67 m³), 450 lb (204 kg) payload
  • Length: 13.1 ft (4.0 m)
  • Width (duct assembly): 9.7 ft (3.0 m)
  • Wing area: ft² ( m²)
  • Empty: 490 lb (222 kg)
  • Loaded: 810 lb (367 kg)
  • Maximum takeoff: 1,070 lb (485 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1× rotary engine, 177 hp (132 kW)

Performance[edit]

  • Maximum speed: 235 mph (378 km/h)
  • Range: over 575 miles (over 925 km)
  • Service ceiling: 12,900 ft (3,900 m)
  • Rate of climb: 5,500 ft/min (1,676 m/min)
  • Wing loading: kg/m² ( lb/ft²)
  • Power/mass: hp/lb ( kW/kg)

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