AVIC claims successful high-altitude test of AR500C VTOL UAV prototype

简氏:中航工业称成功完成AR500C垂直起降无人机原型高空测试

Date:2020-10-08 Source:Jane's By:Globalmil Viewed:

29 SEPTEMBER 2020
by Kelvin Wong
2020年9月29日
黄凯文(Kelvin Wong)
 
The Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) has completed the first high-altitude flight trial of its AR500C vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), the company announced on its official Weibo social media account on 27 September.
中国航空工业集团(AVIC)于9月27日在其官方微博社交网站上宣布,已完成其AR500C垂直起降(VTOL)无人机(UAV)的首次高空飞行试验。 
 
AVIC stated that the trial took place at the dual-use Daocheng Yading Airport, which is understood to be the world’s highest airport and located at 4,411 m (14,472 ft) above sea level in the Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, southwestern Sichuan Province.
中航工业集团表示,该试验在双重用途的稻城亚丁机场进行,该机场被认为是世界上最高的机场,位于海拔4,411米(14,472英尺)四川省西南部甘孜藏族自治州。
 

The AR500C/AV500C VTOL UAV prototype seen during high-altitude testing on 27 September.  (AVIC)
在9月27日的高空测试中可以看到AR500C/AV500C垂直起降(VTOL)无人机原型。(AVIC)
 
The company added that the AR500C prototype – which is marked with the serial number of AV500C-PT01 on its tailboom – launched at 0900 hours local time and performed a stable hover 10 m above the ground and landed after 15 minutes of flight. It claimed that the trial validated projections that the air vehicle would be able to offer up to five hours of endurance while carrying an 80 kg payload.
该公司还补充说,AR500C原型机(在尾架上标有AV500C-PT01的序列号)在当地时间09:00时起飞升空,并在地面10米处稳定悬停,并在飞行15分钟后着陆。它声称,该试验验证了这一预测,即该航空器在运载80公斤有效载荷的同时能够提供长达五个小时的续飞能力。
 
The AR500C – also identified as the AV500C – is being developed by AVIC’s China Helicopter Research and Development Institute (CHRDI) and is a derivative of the AV500B VTOL UAV that has been specifically designed for high-altitude operations. The prototype completed a 20-minute maiden flight at AVIC’s dedicated UAV research and development (R&D) facility in Poyang county, northeastern Jiangxi Province, in May.
AR500C(也称为AV500C)由中航工业直升机设计研究所(CHRDI)研发,是AV500B垂直起降无人机的衍生产品,专为高空作业设计。今年5月,这架原型机在中航工业集团位于江西省东北部鄱阳县的专用无人机研发设施中完成了20分钟的首航。
 
While the company has yet to release detailed specifications of the AR500/AV500C, the baseline AV500 platform features a maximum take-off weight (MTOW) of 500 kg with an overall length of 7.2 m – inclusive of a 5.7 m-long fuselage and tail section – as well as a height and rotor diameter of 2.4 m and 6.3 m, respectively.
虽然该公司尚未公布AR500/AV500C的详细规格,但基本型AV500平台的最大起飞重量(MTOW)为500公斤,总长度为7.2米(包括5.7米长的机身和机尾部分),高度和旋翼直径分别为2.4米和6.3米。

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