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Penguin B VTOL UAV

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Penguin B VTOL UAV

RELIABLE PLATFORM FOR SYSTEM INTEGRATORS

The VTOL version of the Penguin B is a perfect choice for those who desire to integrate their own choice of subsystems into a proven and dependable vertical take-off and landing platform. The airframe is easy to assemble and provides 8+ hours of flight operations.

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8+ h flight endurance

More than 8 h endurance with a fuel-injected engine option

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Notable Payload Capacity

Up to 7.2 kg (15.8 lb) payload capacity

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Options & Accessories

Wide range of options and accessories to choose from (see options below)

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Documentation

Free Pixhawk autopilot configuration files and extensive documentation set

KEY FEATURES

    • Takeoff in any terrain
    • Capable of safe takeoff and landing in over 15 m/s (33.5 mph) wind
    • High-performance platform ready for payload and autopilot integration
    • 4-day integrator training available
    • Interchangeable batteries
    • In-line propeller stopping design for reduced air drag during level flight
    • Safety plugs for VTOL motors to improve technician’s safety

Floating connectors to reduce UAV assembly time

Quick-release joints for easy and fast wing assembly or disassembly

TOP OF THE LINE SURVEILLANCE

If equipped with advanced Epsilon EO/IR payloads produced by OCTOPUS ISR Systems, the Penguin B VTOL is one of the most capable surveillance and inspection unmanned aircraft systems available on the market.

PERFORMANCE

The sleek and efficient design gives the best in class performance. Optimized for endurance, the Penguin B VTOL airframe has enough internal volume to lift 7.5 liters (2 gallons) of fuel providing more than 8 hours of endurance with the fuel-injected engine.

The Penguin B VTOL product originated from the Penguin B UAV family.

In 2012, the Penguin B successfully performed a nonstop flight lasting 54 hours and 27 minutes. It’s still the longest recorded flight for a mini-class unmanned aircraft

The Penguin B VTOL allows users to kick-start small fixed-wing UAV production with the use of an industry-proven airframe and compatible subsystems and components. The Penguin B VTOL is available as a semi-integrated airframe ready for autopilot and payload integration by customers that have competency in aircraft integration.

EDGE Autonomy also provides a 4-day Penguin B integration course, which is highly recommended to ensure successful integration projects are delivered in a short time.

While the Penguin B VTOL integration requires additional effort, the Penguin C VTOL is coming soon and it will be EDGE Autonomy’s ready-to-fly, fully integrated VTOL UAV

Ready to be integrated!

PLATFORM INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING COMPONENTS

Penguin B VTOL
FORWARD PROPULSION ENGINE
PACKAGE:

Airframe, Servos, VTOL motors, ESCs
Interchangeable universal payload mount
Preinstalled carbon fiber landing gear
Centerwing GPS and transponder compartment
Carbureted 28 cc gasoline 2-stroke engine
3 liter (0.78 gal) fuel tank with tubing
Vibration dampening engine mounts
Refueling ports
Main 26-pin electrical connector for autopilot integration
VTOL motor batteries
Wingtip and boom electrical connectors

PENGUIN B VTOL SUBSYSTEMS AND COMPONENTS OPTIONS

UAV 28 cc EFI Turnkey Fuel Injected Engine

Developed to enable reliable long-endurance flights of small fixed-wing UAVs with up to 2.5 W maximum power

Long-Endurance Fuel Tank

Significantly higher volume than the standard fuel tank with a lightweight composite structure

Onboard Generator System Upgrade

Power unit with outstanding efficiency

Fuel Level Sensor

Specifically designed for the Penguin B long-endurance fuel tank

Header Tank Fuel Sensor

Designed to indicate low fuel conditions in the header tank

Heated Pitot-Static Tube for UAVs

Lightest and most power-efficient commercially available heated pitot-static tube for small unmanned aircraft vehicles

Pitot-Static Tube for UAVs

Combined pitot-static tube is designed to provide both dynamic and static pressure measurements in a single package

4x4 MIMO Tracking Antenna System

4×4 MIMO tracking antenna system provides reliable long-range communication

Portable Tracking Antenna

Portable tracking antenna system enables long-range data transmission for manned and unmanned aircraft applications

UAV Engine Starter

UAV engine starter for pusher engines

Portable Ground Control Station

EDGE Autonomy’s off-the-shelf, portable ground control station is designed for controlling unmanned vehicles

Off-road Antenna Mast Trailer

All-terrain trailer with the hydraulic 15-meter mast, advanced tracking antenna, digital MIMO datalink, Mesh networking

COMPATIBLE WITH OCTOPUS PAYLOADS

The Penguin B VTOL is specifically engineered as a platform. This means that in order to get a fully operational system, all you need to do is integrate the payload, data link, and autopilot, and you will be ready to fly!

The producer of Octopus payloads is our factory’s subdivision Octopus ISR Subsystems that does full product manufacturing cycle in-house: from development to design, from prototyping to hand-tuning, thus making Epsilon series gimbals the best choice for use with our UAV. Choose your payload compatible with the Penguin B VTOL UAV.

GIMBAL PRODUCTS FOR THE PENGUIN B VTOL

Epsilon 140LC

Lightweight and compact dual-sensor, high-performance EO, LWIR gimbal

Epsilon 140/140Z

Lightweight and compact four-sensor surveillance with EO, LWIR, LP, and LRF

Epsilon 175

Four-sensor, gyro-stabilized gimbal with MWIR, EO, LRF, and Illuminator

OCTOPUS ISR GIMBAL PAYLOADS

Most advanced micro gimbals for manned, unmanned, and static-mounted, long-range EO/IR operations

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