Hybrid Quadrotor HQ-60
HQ-60 by Latitude Engineering is a new concept for long endurance vertical takeoff and landing. Utilizing Cloud Cap technology’s Piccolo Autopilot we have enabled a role-expanding capability for unmanned systems.
Hybrid Quadrotor technology by Latitude Engineering offers an innovative and logistically simple solution to the problem of vertical takeoff and landing: it combines the vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) capabilities of a quadrotor and the efficiency, speed, and range of a normal fixed-wing aircraft.
HYBRID QUADROTOR TECHNOLOGY OFFERS SIGNIFICANT ADVANTAGES OVER EXISTING “RUNWAY INDEPENDENT” UNMANNED AIR SYSTEMS, INCLUDING:
- Reduced operational footprint – no runway requirement, no approach obstacle issues, no launch/recovery infrastructure required.
- Portability – by eliminating launch and recovery equipment, there are significantly fewer items to transport and ship.
- Lower initial system cost – no launch and recovery infrastructure or expensive aircraft sensors required for VTOL capability.
- Reduced ongoing operational costs – fewer complex and cumbersome system elements to maintain, fewer people required to operate the system.
IN-FLIGHT RECHARGE OF VTOL SYSTEM
MULTIPLE SHORT-ENDURANCE HOVER EVENTS POSSIBLE PER FLIGHT (i.e. sensor emplacement) LAUNCH/RECOVERY AREA 25 x 25 ft minimum
MAXIMUM LAUNCH WINDS 30 knots
MOVING BASELINE DGPS OPTION AVAILABLE FOR SHIP OPERATIONS (in development)
ENDURANCE - 15 hours @ nominal 10lb payload
MAX RANGE - 600nm
CRUISE SPEED - 40 knots
STALL SPEED - 30 knots
ENGINE TYPE - Two stroke fuel injected Three blade carbon fiber
ENGINE PROPELLER - 5.5kW VTOL motors Two blade carbon fiber
WINGSPAN - 150 in
LENGTH - 96in
HEIGHT - 22in
WEIGHT - 95 lbs
SERVICE CEILING - 14,000 ft msl
PAYLOAD - 12 lbs
FUEL CAPACITY - 30lbs