Technical Insight: Inside the PD-1 UAV Engine Module

Published: 07 Jan 2019

Ukrspecsystems PD-1 UAV engine

Ukrspecsystems, a developer of fixed-wing and multicopter unmanned aerial systems (UAS), has released a video highlighting the technologies that are used in the propulsion system of their PD-1 unmanned aircraft. The PD-1 engine module is a fully integrated solution designed as one block for easy installation and maintenance.

Highlights from the video include:

  • The engine is a reliable 2-cylinder 4-stroke system with integrated mufflers for low acoustic signature. The engine’s capacity is 61cc.
  • The fuel tank is constructed entirely from carbon fiber construction and holds 12 litres, supporting long-endurance missions. The fuel valve can be used with an electric fuel pump for quick refuel.
  • A full set of sensors monitors engine status in real-time: engine temperature sensor, engine RPM sensor, air temperature sensor, fuel level sensor and voltage sensor.
  • Engine anti-vibration mounts reduce vibration to the airframe and payload.
  • An onboard 100W electric generator powers all equipment onboard.
  • The engine features a remote start feature that starts the system with a click of a button even at temperatures as low as -10 degrees Celcius.
  • The engine’s durable carbon fiber propeller is constructed with a low noise design.

Watch the video below:

Posted by Mike Ball Mike is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passions for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years.

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