Penguin B, Penguin BE, Penguin C

UAV Platform for Research and Education

The excellent capabilities of the Penguin B UAV airframe and a wide range of options make it particularly suitable for research and educational use. The modular payload capability and configurability of the airframe make it an ideal platform for research institutes. Universities and research organizations worldwide choose Penguin B as a standard UAV airframe for their projects.

USED IN MORE THAN 20 UNIVERSITIES and Research Organizations

Chungnam University
Kansas State University
Manchester University
Embry Riddle
Israeli Institute
Texas A&M University
University of North Dakota

An outstanding substitute for in-house UAV platforms

In most of the applications, Penguin B will substitute existing UAV platforms that were previously fabricated in-house. The in-house UAV airframes are often based on RC hobby aircraft, manufactured by local hobbyists, students or university personnel.

Penguin B brings the unmanned operations capabilities to a different level and can concentrate directly on the actual unmanned application, without losing the focus on the design, fabrication, testing and modifications of the in-house UAV airframes.

UAV Factory offers configuration files at no cost for some of the most popular autopilots reducing the need and time to map airframes and conduct multiple test flights.

Open for a new collaboration

A special documentation package is provided together with Penguin B. This documentation provides all necessary information for successful integration of avionics and payload and also enables using the Penguin B UAV platform for university projects such as:

  • Student group design projects
  • Control system design projects
  • Final year university projects
  • PhD research projects


UAV Factory is open for a new collaboration with universities, UAV training facilities, research groups and agencies. UAV Factory offers an educational discount for all academic clients.

Please contact us to discuss your application and needs in greater details.

Ready to fly system

Penguin B UAV

Long endurance and high payload carrying capacity, interchangeability between the Penguin B airframes, standardized payload modules, short lead times for spare components, well tested and validated solution at an excellent price point.

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Ready to fly electric version of Penguin B

Penguin BE UAV

Electric Penguin BE unmanned aircraft platform shares the same flexibility as original gas engine Penguin B unmanned aircraft. The electric version is a perfect choice for short-duration missions, with excellent reliability and simple maintenance.

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Preferred aircraft for education

Penguin C UAS

Long-endurance, long-range unmanned aircraft system designed for demanding‚ÄĮoperations

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Use Cases


The technical support from UAV Factory has been stellar. Questions and support items are handled promptly. UAV Factory continues to work with our team to ensure our system is operating optimally, and all inquiries and requests are promptly followed up.

Ryan W.

UAS Business Development, UND Aerospace Foundation

The UAV Factory Penguin C has provided an exceptional capability to UAS Flight Training at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. Penguin’s reliable and proven design has afforded our students the opportunity to gain insight into professional-grade systems that they may encounter in industry. This coupled with UAV Factory’s support has made it a pleasure to own and operate the Penguin C.

Shane A.

Aeronautical Science Department, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

The UND Aerospace Foundation has found the Penguin C system to be a robust and reliable unmanned platform. We have flown the Penguin C and Epsilon 140z payload in operations varying from flood to fire support in temperatures ranging from well below freezing up to around 95°F/35°C. We regularly fly near or at the published wind limits, and the parachute and airbag landing system has performed well in all environments.

Ryan W.

UAS Business Development, UND Aerospace Foundation

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