Automatic Autorotation Feature on the Alpha 800 UAV

This video demonstrates the unique fully automatic autorotation feature on the Alpha 800 UAV platform for use in the event of engine or tail mechanism failure.

 

The Alpha 800 features a fully autonomous autorotation capability, allowing the UAV to be safely landed in case of engine or tail rotor failure. This manoeuvre is incredibly challenging for even trained pilots to perform manually, and the Alpha 800, powered by a VECTOR autopilot, is the first aircraft of its kind to feature this autonomous capability.