Hybrid Quadrotor HQ-60

Hybrid Quadrotor HQ-60

Latitude has developed 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.

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Description

Hybrid Quadrotor technology by Latitude 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)

PERFORMANCE

ENDURANCE - 15 hours @ nominal 10lb payload

MAX RANGE - 600nm

CRUISE SPEED - 40 knots

STALL SPEED - 30 knots

MECHANICAL

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