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UAVOS unveils cutting-edge leaf spring landing gear – sUAS News – The Business of Drones


Today UAVOS Inc. has announced successful tests of the main landing gear leaf spring designed as part of the execution of its Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) unmanned aircraft program. The leaf-spring system is made of aircraft prepreg carbon by a high-temperature moulding procedure, which makes it 50% stronger, thinner and lighter in comparison with the most commonly used steel. This system offers a
significant reduction in aerodynamic drag and in fuel consumption of aircraft while notably increasing flight performance. An advanced main landing gear leaf spring system is designed to support aircraft weight up to 1200 kg. 

Systems running through the leaf-spring are hydraulic tubing, axles to connect the wheels, and brake system components. Spring leg weight is 19kg.

Rigorous ground-based proof tests conducted by UAVOS’ team confirmed that the leaf spring system will be able to withstand all the aircraft stresses and strains associated with takeoff, flight and landing as well as soften the blows that occur when the unmanned aircraft lands or runs over the uneven surface of the runway.

“We are continually seeking ways to improve our unmanned platforms, making them more relevant for our customers’ emerging needs,” said Aliaksei Stratsilatau, CEO at UAVOS.

“We’ve designed new heavy-weight landing gear, which greatly extends our MALE UAS endurance while further increasing their operational flexibility.”

UAVOS’ MALE UAS program aims to design, develop and launch advanced aircraft thus contributing to growing the unmanned systems industry. Data collected from the test will inform UAVOS’ developments of future medium altitude long endurance unmanned aircraft capabilities.

About UAVOS

UAVOS is a developer and manufacturer of security and commercial solutions based on advanced Unmanned Systems with an international investor base. UAVOS technology, products, and tailored services include multi-role UAVs, unique proprietary autopilots, advanced communication systems, UAV components, and experiential training. UAVOS is involved in stratospheric R&D projects having developed the HAPS ApusDuo autonomous aircraft and the HiDRON meteo missions stratospheric glider ready to deploy missions to the stratosphere. UAVOS’ mission statement is to create the right partnerships and shared goals with customers worldwide in order to build mutual capabilities of technologies and innovation for the benefit of our partners and customers.



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