Cargo UAV with Extended Range – Under Development

Cargo UAV with Extended Range – Under Development

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A new drone prototype will be built in Russia, with a take-off weight of up to 30 kg. The Flyter JR drone will be able to deliver cargo weighing up to 10 kg to remote and hard-to-reach areas of Russia.

This stage is necessary before creating a pre-production prototype from composite materials. Russian startup Flyter has won a competition in Russia and will now build and test a prototype of the Flyter JR.

The drone was planned according to the Flyter PAC VTOL 720-200, in which 8 lifting propeller groups are used, and the airframe is in many ways close to the original aircraft reduced in scale.

The developers reduced the area of the bearing surfaces, changed the fuselage, and in addition, the number of lifting propeller groups has been reduced from 8 to 4x. 

They believe these measures added about 2 units of aerodynamic quality to the Flyter JR2 and reduced power consumption during the flight by 10%, which in turn allows you to increase the range by about 10%.

Until recently, the Flyter JR was planned only in the electric version, but many requests received from potential customers asked to increase the range of the drone to 500-600 km.

Therefore, they have worked out a modification with a hybrid power plant in the first

approximation. It is important that the selected power plant uses a reliable and fairly economical four-stroke engine with a resource of about 1000 hours, as well as new high-current li-ion batteries that can operate at low temperatures, according to