Flexrotor UAS Put Through Reliability Testing For SOCOM

In bare-base testing, the Flexrotor was put through accelerated flight cycles to demonstrate reliability.
Credit: Aerovel
Aerovel has conducted reliability testing of its Flexrotor vertical-takeoff-and-landing Group 2 unmanned aircraft system (UAS) for U.S. Special Operations Command. The demonstration included accelerated cycling of the tailsitting rotary-wing UAS through complete missions from takeoff to landing. The...
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