Sky Power’s UAS (unmanned aerial system) engines have been selected for incorporation into two new helicopters developed by US-based manufacturer UAS Global Services.
The Anzen EG-1250 helicopter is a heavy-lift, long-range, multi-purpose Group 3 platform. It features a maximum takeoff weight of 250 lbs (113 kg), a maximum flight time of up to 6 hours, a payload capacity of 75 lbs (34 kg), a cruise speed of 65 kts, and all-weather day and night capability.
The Anzen EG-1250 has been designed with a dual engine configuration consisting of electric and internal combustion propulsion. The main engine is Sky Power’s SP-180 SRE Wankel engine, and the secondary engine is a NeuMotors 12030/5.5. This 30kW electric motor can power the aircraft or serve as a power amplifier in combination with the SP-180 SRE. In addition to the added power and safety provided by the two engines, the Anzen EG-1250 is autorotatable and includes an optional safety parachute system.
The dual-rotor unmanned helicopter was designed by UAS Global Services for UAV Evolution, and allows for a variety of engine, payload and operational options. The versatile platform is ideal for a wide range of applications including marine, agricultural, oil and gas, utility, cargo transport, ISR and more.
The second helicopter is the Sicura EG-1100, which is the 3rd generation of the company’s internally-developed single rotor helicopter. This flight system has become the workhorse of the UAS Global Services fleet in recent years and is now available to external customers. Basic specifications include a maximum takeoff weight of 55 lbs (25 kg), a flight time of up to 3.5 hours using an internal combustion engine or a flight time of 1 hour in electric mode, a payload capacity of 15 lbs (7 kg), a cruise speed of 55 kts, and a takeoff wind speed of 25 kts.
The EG-1100 is available with both electric and internal combustion engines. The combustion engine is Sky Power’s SP-110 TS ROS two-stroke engine, which has been specially tuned and modified to the flight system. The result is competitive flight performance characterized by stable performance under severe environmental conditions, exceptionally stable flight, and immediate flight response during imaging and LiDAR operations. Thanks to the EG-1100’s considerable payload capacity, customers can implement various transportation tasks in one mission. Different sensor and camera systems can be integrated simultaneously, enabling multiple data acquisition applications in a single flight and significantly increasing the efficiency of the overall UAS mission.