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SGA2012: Japanese companies exhibit VTOL UAV prototypes

15th February 2012 - 02:00 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in Singapore


Aoki Best-Tech has unveiled a prototype of its quad tilt-rotor VTOL UAV for the first time as company executives predict that is nearing completion.

Speaking to Shephard at the Singapore Airshow on 14 February, a representative from the Japanese company said it is two years from being completed following its ten years of development to date, and said: 'We've changed the motor from electric to gas.'

'We are developing the flight control system. It had an electric motor, but this must contain a large battery which is very heavy.'

The company has also been testing the tilt-rotor capability, and said

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Beth Stevenson


Beth Stevenson

Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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