XMobots Apoena

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Apoena Series
Apoena.png
An Apoena ready to fly.
Role unmanned aerial vehicle
National origin Brazil
Manufacturer XMobots
First flight 18 November 2008
Status In production

The Apoena is a Brazilian Low Altitude Long Endurance (LALE) unmanned aerial vehicle designed and built by XMobots for several kinds of sensing roles.

Design and development[edit]

The Apoena is a small monoplane built by XMobots with a composite and wood structure; it is powered by a 5.5 hp two-stroke engine mounted at the front with a two-bladed tractor propeller. First flown on 18 November 2008 the single-engined Apoena 1000 has a retractable landing gear and can carry a payload up to 10 kg. It employs a slotted-flap high lift system, something that is very rarely seen in this class of aircraft.

Specifications (Apoena 1000)[edit]

General characteristics

  • Length: 2.66 m (8 ft 9 in)
  • Wingspan: 2.51 m (8 ft 3 in)
  • Height: 1.13 m (3 ft 8 in)
  • Max takeoff weight: 35 kg (77 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × 2 stroke , 4.1 kW (5.5 hp)
  • Propellers: 2-bladed

Performance

  • Cruise speed: 115 km/h (71 mph; 62 kn)
  • Stall speed: 58 km/h (36 mph; 31 kn)
  • Range: 60 km (37 mi; 32 nmi)
  • Endurance: 8
  • Service ceiling: 3,000 m (9,800 ft)

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