Penguin B UAV

High performance semi-integrated UAV platform

Penguin B is a high performance semi-integrated small UAV platform available for final assembly and customization by UAV system integrators.

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20 h flight endurance

More than 20 h endurance with a fuel-injected engine option


10 kg

Up to 10 kg payload capacity


Full documentation included

Free Piccolo® autopilot configuration files, and extensive documentation set


Modular composite structure

Wide range of standard subsystems and options


  • Penguin B platform ready for payload and autopilot integration
  • 80 W or 100 W onboard generator system
  • Catapult, car-top or runway takeoff
  • Wide range of standard subsystems and options
  • Short lead time for standard configurations
  • 4-day integrator training available


If equipped with advanced Epsilon EO/IR payloads, Penguin B is one of the most capable surveillance and inspection UAS available on the market.


The sleek and efficient design gives best in class performance. Optimized for endurance, Penguin B airframe has enough internal volume to lift 7.5 litres of fuel which will provide more than 20 hours endurance with the fuel-injected engine.

Penguin B is a high-performance semi-integrated small UAV platform available for final assembly and customization by UAV system integrators. The Penguin B has been available since 2009, and it has been sold to UAV system integrators in more than 43 countries. Due to its proven design and many options to choose from, Penguin B has become the most widely used small UAV platform by system integrators, research organizations and universities.

Penguin B allows users to kick-start small fixed-wing UAV production with the use of an industry-proven airframe and compatible subsystems and components.

Penguin B is available as semi-integrated airframe ready for the autopilot and payload integration by the customers that have competency in aircraft integration. UAV Factory also provides a 4-day Penguin B integration course, which is highly recommended to ensure successful integration projects are delivered in a short time.

While Penguin B integration requires additional effort, Penguin C is available UAV Factory's ready-to-fly fully integrated UAV.

Research and Education

Penguin B platform ready for research, training and educational use

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Modular design

  • All components of the Penguin B are easily removable and completely interchangeable.
  • Wing splits into 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. A quick-release fastening is used extensively in Penguin B airframe. Access covers are equipped with DZUS type 1/4 turn quick fasteners, tail-booms are equipped with a purpose developed quick-release aluminium joints.
  • Piccolo® autopilot configuration files for Penguin B customers are available free of charge. 
  • CAD model of Penguin B available to simplify the payload and autopilot integration for the clients. Extensive documentation is provided with Penguin B aircraft and subsystems.
  • Available with UAV Factory's own UAV28-EFI turnkey fuel-injected engine. Efficient gasoline engine with electronic fuel injection and 80 W or 100 W power generator system. 
  • Takeoff from anywhere using a portable pneumatic catapult
  • Optional heavy-duty landing gear allows landing on rough terrain 
  • Heated pitot-static probe for preventing ice formation
  • Quick-release joints for quick assembly
  • Industrial electrical connectors
  • Portable ground control station. Compatible with Cloud Cap Piccolo®, Procerus Technologies Kestrel® and Micropilot® autopilot systems


Penguin B is specifically engineered as a platform. What that means is - in order to get a fully operational system, all you need to do is integrate the payload, data link, and autopilot, - and you are ready to fly!

The producer of Octopus payloads is our factory's subdivision Octopus ISR Subsystems that does full product manufacturing cycle in-house: from development to design, from prototyping to hand-tuning, thus making Epsilon series gimbals the best choice for use with our UAV. Choose your payload compatible with Penguin B UAS.

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