UAV Navigation FCS integrated with Sky Power Engines
Spain-based UAV Navigation has teamed up with Germany’s Sky Power to design modernised flight control solutions (FCS).
As a result, the FCS used by UAV Navigation for its platforms can be easily integrated with Sky Power’s 2-stroke and Wankel engines to create one UAS.
The Engine Control Units (ECU030 and ECU080) are able to communicate with the Vector Autopilot to deliver critical parameters through a CAN point.
Through this interoperability between the Vector Autopilot and the engine systems, the companies have allowed the operator of the UAS to both monitor and control the engine whilst the vehicle is airborne.
The operator controls the system from UAV Navigation’s Visionair Ground Control Station (GCS) software enabling special manoeuvres such as sea skimming and autorotation as well as to display and analyse relevant information in real time.
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