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China Develops ‘Dual-Wing + Multi-Rotor’ Drone

Recently, at the 25th China International Hi-Tech Fair, a dual-wing vertical take-off and landing fixed-wing UAV independently developed and manufactured by the Chinese Academy of Sciences was unveiled. This UAV adopts the aerodynamic layout of “dual wings + multi-rotor“, which is the first of its kind in the world, and can realize vertical take-off and landing in a vertical state, and can fly normally after take-off.


Vertical takeoff and landing eliminates the need for this drone to taxi on a runway during takeoff, greatly improving ease of use. Compared with conventional fixed-wing aircraft, its footprint is greatly reduced. The research team has mastered the entire technology chain from the drive system, sensor data fusion, flight control system and algorithms, innovatively realizing a number of performance limits for the UAV to take off and land normally in minus 40°C, at an altitude of 5,500 meters, and in strong winds of class 7.


Currently, the drone is mainly powered by new energy lithium batteries, and the rotors provide upward lifting force when taking off vertically, while the rotors switch to horizontal thrust after turning to level flight. The high utilization rate of energy efficiency provides it with better load capacity and endurance. The UAV has a loaded weight of 50 kilograms, a carrying capacity of about 17 kilograms, and an endurance of up to 4 hours, which will be widely used in the fields of electric power, forestry, emergency response, and surveying and mapping in the future.

Post time: Nov-29-2023