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Piccolo Nano autopilot introduced for small UAVs
UTC Aerospace Systems has released the Piccolo Nano autopilot, the newest and smallest addition to the Cloud Cap Technology Piccolo family of flight management systems. The autopilot has been developed to meet the requirements of small hand launched and uniquely configured UAVs.
Piccolo Nano provides a small, lightweight, flexible architecture to support the myriad of designs in small UAVs. It has been designed as an unenclosed, distributable autopilot system to provide maximum installation flexibility to the system integrator, particularly for small UAVs where the vehicle structure provides the enclosure and the autopilot components need to be distributed within the airframe's available space.
According to UTC, the Piccolo Nano will be priced to address the need for economy in small UAVs while maintaining a professional grade fully supported autopilot. The unit can be upgraded with the same options as the Piccolo SL and Piccolo II which include DGPS precision auto landling, moving baseline landing support, and VTOL support.
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