Tag Archives: UAV

Long Endurance UAV Design

Karoliina has some thoughts on plane design, looking at High Altitude Long Endurance (HALE) UAV:s as inspiration for high L/D craft, to ultimately cruise at fast speed with little power. I disagree somewhat, and I’m sketching out why, below. Probably … Continue reading

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RQ-170 Sentinel A Morph Wing Aircraft?

Just a theory of the recently photographed “Beast of Kandahar”. I was browsing the NTRS (for another project), when I ran into this: A hinge, actuators or a locking mechanism could explain the wing humps (if more conventional structures are … Continue reading

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