Singapore Technologies Dynamics has developed two small unmanned air vehicles (UAVs). The Mini Tailsitter flew for the first time last month and the PhantomEye is due to fly in the next few months.
The Mini Tailsitter is powered by a ducted mid-body rotor and has been developed with Micro Autonomous Systems. ST Dynamics says the 0.72m (2.4ft) long, 8.4mm diameter UAV has a maximum take-off weight of 2.3kg (5lb), of which 0.5kg can be the payload.
The PhantomEye is a 0.8m-long, 2kg UAV designed to be carried with the control system contained in a backpack. The UAV is operated using a hand controller with images directed to a monocular goggle.
Source: Flight International