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Gonsky
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Kaman Air Vehicles

Postby Gonsky » Thu Sep 30 2021, 05:35

Karman Aerospace new KARGO UAV.

The quadcopter Kargo drone is designed to carry a payload of up to 800 lb. (around 360 kg) and self-deploy with no payload to a distance of over 500 nautical miles (925 km). It will be powered by a 300-horsepower turbine engine and use conventional transmission technology to drive its four teetering rotor system.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkIQT_MJx1A

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nuggs
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Re: Kaman Air Vehicles

Postby nuggs » Thu Sep 30 2021, 06:11

Is it any cheaper/more efficient than using a 44? Surely if this design was better conventional helicopters would look like this.
Gonsky
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Re: Kaman Air Vehicles

Postby Gonsky » Thu Sep 30 2021, 08:35

It is not a conventional helicopter, this airframe is designed for cargo and autonomous.

360 Kg and 900km range, this is all cargo capability.

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