UAVOS recently completed a series of flight demonstrations of its converted UVH-500 unmanned helicopter for a customer. The UVH-500 UAV demonstrated efficient performance of repetitive heavy-lift operations dropping cargo of 100 kg (220 lbs) at specified locations and the ability to operate day and night in adverse weather conditions. The UVH-500 UAV is supposed to be operated for delivery goods in remote areas once testing is complete.
Watch UVH-500 Cargo Drone in action: https://bit.ly/3rdlI5H
The UVH-500 is a converted drone which is based on the piloted CH-7 helicopter. The UVH-500 aircraft’s 353-pound (160 kg) cargo capacity is ideally suited for quicker and more sustainable transport time-sensitive deliveries reducing time-in-transit, and operational costs.
The use of the UVH-500 UAV might benefit healthcare providers, first mile parcel suppliers, and all other types of air freight delivery. With a 522-mile range (840 km) and cruising speed of up to 99 miles (160 km/h) per hour, the UVH-500 will be able to plan a series of short routes, or one long route to meet customers’ needs.
With the advantages of beyond visual range, long endurance, heavy load, strong wind resistance and high efficiency flight control based on TECS (Total Energy Control System), the UVH-500 logistics system is a new solution for intercity delivery.
The aircraft features a collision avoidance transponder, providing enhanced airspace visibility and minimising the risk of collision with other aircraft. The better engine cooling allows it to be operated in a tropical climate in a hot and moist environment. This flight further demonstrates the UVH-500 safety system’s ability to enhance reliability through auto-rotation, system of automatic emergency release of the parachute, radio altimeter as well as backup satellite channel of the command radio link.
“This is all about innovation with a focus on returns for our customers, ” said CEO at UAVOS Aliaksei Stratsilatau. “This cargo drone will create operational efficiencies in the logistics business, open possibilities for delivery services in hard-to-reach areas where the unit cost of delivering goods and developing infrastructure is high”.