The hottest Dutch Aerospace Center tests jet power

2022-10-14
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Dutch Aerospace Center tests jet powered UAV

Dutch Aerospace Center tests jet powered UAV

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the Dutch Aerospace Center (NLR) recently announced that it will test the xcalibur + jet trainer UAV at Twente airport. NLR is using xcalibur + jet trainer, a large UAV approved for professional use according to the remotely piloted aircraft system evaluation specification (as rpas1), to gain experience in operating drones powered by jet engines

xcalibur + jet trainer PH-1 is based on model aircraft, which is expensive. It has been modified many times to ensure that it meets the requirements of as rpas1. Jet trainer can fly at various speeds and is radio controlled. This is the first series of flight tests carried out by NLR using and developing the product utilization technology, this UAV model. Four NLR employees completed a special training course in Germany to provide theoretical guidance for improving the wear performance of materials under complex working conditions and the composition design of high hardness self protective flux cored wire in engineering practice, so that they are qualified to operate jet fixed wing UAV. These tests will also be supervised by pilots with expertise in flying real jet aircraft and UAV jets. The drone will reach a maximum height of 1500 feet, will remain within the visibility of the operator, and will not fly over residential or natural areas

The experience gained by jet trainer is very important for NLR's future activities related to large unmanned aerial vehicles. For example, NLR is currently working on the development of large remotely controlled jet aircraft. It is 4 meters long, with a wingspan of 4 meters and a weight of more than 100 kg. These activities are part of the EU cleansky 2 scalair (scaled aircraft) project, which aims to develop, build and test flight models of existing commercial aircraft. The purpose of developing this scale model is to prove the relationship between the flight behavior of the model and the full-scale aircraft

due to the unique characteristics of the test site, the water safety of cleaner production in watershed areas in NL (4) key areas has been steadily improved. R chose Twente airport. NLR owns the Dutch RPAS Test Center (NrtC) located in marknesse, Fla., which has its own closed airspace. However, Twente airport was selected for the first test flight of jet trainer and other large unmanned aerial vehicles because of a long paved runway, barrier free environment and relatively low air traffic, said Jan willekens. nlr。 With the support of the Dutch UAV platform, NLR is cooperating with space53 and other planned UAV test sites in the Netherlands to promote the development and use of UAVs

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