JSC "Scientific-Production Center" Company "NELK" conducted flight tests of an unmanned aircraft with a new type of helicopter autopilot, said "AviaPort" said assistant executive director Nicholas Panasenko.
According to him, the autopilot will be developed by the use of virtually all new development complexes unmanned aerial reconnaissance, surveillance, and monitoring the development of unmanned aerial vehicles. Conducted flight tests showed the correctness of the software autopilot, which is scheduled to immediately apply to several types of unmanned aircraft developer.
New set on autopilot tested shestikoptere (platform with six rotors with bearing propellers for vertical take-off and landing) with the designation "NELK-B6." The enterprise has decided to rename the drones. So now all shestikoptery will be designated as "NELK-B6" (pictured), and drones aircraft type — "NELK-C3".
During production tests UAV VTOL "NELK-B6" in fully automatic mode, the following results were achieved: flight time — 37 minutes, the maximum distance from the starting point — 2068 m Path length was 10 650 m
On one of the polygons uniformed special forces exercises were held using a new "multifunctional complex aerial reconnaissance and facilities" on the basis of remotely piloted drone aircraft vertical takeoff and landing "NELK-B6." During the exercise, Special Forces commanders controlled the current situation from a height of 70 … 100 meters, followed the movement of groups of personnel and equipment, their actions and make quick adjustments to the plan for the raid.
The tests were carried out at ambient temperature -8 ° C, wind speed 2 … 3 m / s, gusts up to 7 … 8 m / s. The device showed good resistance to wind loads, with the "hover" consistently held the given position. The video from the board of UAV transmitted in real time to the command post exercise control and direct the commanders of units.