Albatross Airframe

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Albatross Airframe

from 1,750.00

KEY FEATURES

  • Fiberglass and Carbon Fiber Body 
  • Entirely Electric System
  • 10KG MTOW
  • 4+ HRS Flight Time
  • 80 MPH Top Speed 
  • Up to 4.4 KG Available Payload 
  • Self Cooling Fuselage
  • Rapid Assembly and Disassembly

* Standard Carrying Case not included. Ships in a heavy duty card board box. 

Built to order. Please allow 8-10 weeks for delivery. 

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EFFICIENCY

We designed the Albatross UAV to be the most efficient of its kind. That means low stall speeds, high max efficiency, a large cruise window and payload capacity, self cooling fuselage, built in component bays and an entirely electric propulsion system. This equates to less energy expended and more time in the air.

WING

  • Optimized foil & forward swept planform designed to ensure low stall speeds, high max efficiency and a large cruise window.
  • Aspect ratio of 13.6 allows our custom in house wing foil selection to be tailored for a wider flight envelope.
  • Drooped style tips reduce drag via the reduction of tip vortices , as well as decrease aileron effectiveness at near-stall condition.

FUSELAGE

The trapezoidal shape of the fuselage minimizes the fuselage to wing interaction, drag and interference. It was designed with a high pressure region in the nose and a low pressure region behind the wing, on top and below the motor mounting area. This acts to create a pressure differential, essentially "pulling" air through the fuselage. The layout allows for smarter cooling, by cooling off lower temperature components towards the front, and higher temperature components in the rear (motor). The cooling exhaust placement was purposely in an area with turbulent airflow, so as to not disturb the otherwise laminar airflow over the rest of the fuselage. Through boundary layer visualization-oil tests, we were pleased to see that under the correct circumstances, we maintain laminar flow over more than 80% of the fuselage. It will be required for the end user to cut their own cooling inlets and exhaust, so they can tailor their cooling requirements for their payload/motor options.

TAIL

  • Inverted V design improves efficiency while decreasing drag
  • V shape is naturally more stable in banked and coordinated turns and allows for a twin tail boom design and large diameter prop

VERSATILITY

Our transformative design allows for dynamic use, making each Albatross truly unique. You can use the Albatross for search and rescue missions, inspections of pipelines, photography, filmmaking, thermal imaging, 3D terrain mapping, precision agriculture, surveillance, reconnaissance, FPV, live video links, humanitarian aid, fun and much, much more.

CAPABILITY

We are committed to integrating efficient design with modern technology in a robust, entirely composite platform. The Albatross is nearly silent, can fly for over 2 hrs, reach speeds of up to 90 MPH and travel for over 100 miles. The modified Albatross kits allow you to fly autonomously, capture stunning HD photos and video, complete aerial surveys, monitor crop health, and wirelessly transmit live video. This is all done with incredible accuracy thanks to an onboard lidar system.

ACCESSIBILITY

We work to create solutions that are affordable, efficient and of superior quality. We refuse to accept that affordable means inferior and well built means unattainable. We create professional grade tools at hobby prices.

AIRFRAME SPECIFICATIONS

WINGSPAN...........................................3000 MM or 9.8 FT

MTOW...................................................10+ KG or 22 LBS

ENDURANCE........................................2+ HRS

RANGE..................................................100+ KM or 62+ miles

CRUISE SPEED....................................18 M/S or 40 MPH

MAX LEVEL SPEED.............................40 M/S or 90 MPH

TAKEOFF..............................................40 FT - 100 FT (Runway, Unpaved Road, Catapult)

GLIDE RATIO (L/D).............................28:1 - 30:1

CENTER OF GRAVITY........................85mm - 95mm from the root leading edge