Penguin BE Electric Platform
The electric version of the Penguin B is a perfect choice for the short duration missions. Electric propulsion offers clean operation with excellent reliability and simple maintenance
Electric Penguin BE unmanned aircraft platform shares the same flexibility as original gas engine Penguin B unmanned aircraft. The electric version of the Penguin BE is a perfect choice for the short duration missions. Electric propulsion offers simple and clean operation with excellent reliability and simple maintenance. Electric propulsion has outstanding low noise and low vibration characteristics.
The aircraft is available as a platform, ready for the autopilot and payload integration by the customer.
Electric propulsion retrofit package is available for converting gas Penguin B to electric propulsion.
Sleek and efficient design gives best in class performance. Highly efficient, optimized electric propulsion with the matched propeller allows up to 110 minutes of endurance with 2.8 kg payload. The maximum payload capacity is 6.6 kg. The optimized high lift flap system provides stall speeds of less than 13 m/s.
The 640 Wh battery cartridge is custom made from 48 Lithium Polymer cells and has 145 Wh/kg specific energy. The cartridge has rugged aluminum structure and integrated PCB that reduces the amount of wiring and simplifies charging. Battery cartridge can be changed in less than 1 minute.
All components of the Penguin BE are easily removable and completely interchangeable. Wing splits in three 1.1 meter sections and the V-tail splits in two parts. High-end industrial grade push-pull connectors are installed in tail-boom joints as standard. The quick release fastening is used extensively in the Penguin B airframe. Oversize access covers are equipped with DZUS type 1/4 turn quick fasteners, tail-booms are equipped with a purpose developed quick release aluminum joints. Battery cartridge is fastened with the quick release spring loaded pins.
|Piccolo® autopilot configuration files for Penguin B are available at no cost.||CAD model of Penguin B available to simplify the payload and autopilot integration for the clients.|
|Extensive Documentation for Penguin B aircraft and subsystems.||Plug and play 640 Wh battery cartridge|
|Highly efficient, optimized brushless electric propulsion||Takeoff from anywhere using portable pneumatic catapult.|
|Optional heavy duty landing gear allows landing on rough terrain.||Heated Pitot probe for preventing ice formation.|
|Quick release joints for quick assembly.||Industrial electrical connectors.|
|Portable control station. Compatible with Cloud Cap Piccolo®, Procerus Technologies Kestrel®, Micropilot® autopilot systems.|
|Empty Weight (excluding payload)1||14.9 kg|
|Wing Span||3.3 m|
|Wing Area||0.79 m2|
|Propulsion Type||Geared Brushless|
|Propulsion Power||2700 W|
|Battery Type||Lithium Polymer|
|Battery Cartridge Capacity||640 Wh|
|Onboard Voltage||6V, 12V|
|Onboard Continuous Power||100 Watts|
|Max Payload||6.6 kg|
|Takeoff Method||Catapult, Runway or car top launch|
|Environmental Protection||Sealed against rain, snow|
1 With standard landing gear, with battery cartridge
|Endurance2||110 minutes with 2.8 kg payload|
|Cruise Speed||22 m/s|
|Stall Speed (with high lift system)3||13 m/s|
|Max Level Speed||36 m/s|
|Takeoff run4||30 m|
|CL max (45o flap deflection)||1.7|
|CL max (clean wing)||1.3|
2 In belly landing configuration
3 Sea level altitude, 15 kg aircraft weight, 15 C°.
4 Sea level altitude, 15 kg aircraft weight, 15 C°, concrete runway.
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