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A new VTOL long-endurance UAV platform has been unveiled by UAV Factory. The Penguin B VTOL unmanned aircraft is capable of routine takeoff and landing in 30 knot (15 m/s) winds as well as conducting operations in extreme temperatures ranging from -20°C to +50°C (-4°F to 122 °F).
The UAV is available with a range of high-performance EO/IR, gyro-stabilized payloads. The aircraft is also available without a payload and integrators can easily combine various custom payloads via an interchangeable payload tray.
The Penguin B VTOL aircraft wingspan was increased to 3.9 m (12.8 ft) to enhance its flight endurance to over 8 hours and maximize a combined payload and fuel capacity of 11.7 kg (25.8 lbs.).
The composite design of the wing has also been optimized to maintain structural rigidity while remaining lightweight. The aircraft is equipped with ultralight carbon-fiber landing gear struts to maximize flight endurance while producing minimal drag.