We are continuing to gain experience of a wide range of types and categories of remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS). We have operated a range of both fixed and rotary winged systems for many years. The rotary systems include multi rotor and single rotor aircraft.
Today we were out braving the cold, damp and drizzle. We were flying a beast of a single rotor aircraft, weighing in at 10 kg A solid performance in adverse weather, a pleasure to operate and as soon as it lifts into the hover it sounds as if it means business. Which these aircraft if all else fails in am emergency, with a bit of height we are able to autorotate.
Flying today with heavy payloads in adverse weather to monitor performance of control system and power consumption.
Looking forward to continuing to fly this single rotor tractor throughout the Winter months.