Aerovel Flexrotor

OVERVIEW

Aerovel designs and manufactures the Flexrotor, a Group 2 Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) that delivers surveillance capabilities for military and civil applications. 

Flexrotor combines the vertical lift capabilities of a helicopter with the endurance of fixed-wing aircraft. The aircraft is land and maritime capable, seamlessly integrates advanced UAS payloads, and can be set up and launched in less than 30 minutes.

Flexrotor provides military forces with a tactical tool for persistent surveillance, better situational awareness and protecting the lives of the men and women who serve.

Specifications

(INTERNATIONAL STANDARD ATMOSPHERE, SEALEVEL)

Rotor Diameter
2.2 m / 7.2 ft
Length
2 m / 6.6 ft
Wingspan
3 m / 9.8 ft
Max launch weight (ISA, SL)
25 kg / 55 lb
Engine
28 cc 2 stroke
Hover Ceiling
(OGE) @ max wgt with legs closed
1300 m / 4300 ft
Endurance Speed
85 km/h / 46 kt
Maximum Level Speed
140 km/h / 77 kt
Maximum Payload
7.7 kg / 17 lb
Wing-borne ceiling @ max wgt
6.5 km / 21 kft
Range @ Best Speed
2000 km / 1100 nm
Range @ Max Speed
900 km / 500 km