A-techsyn, an Ireland-based manufacturer of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft, fixed-wing UASs, target-acquisition drones, and communications and autopilot systems, is introducing the first VTOL aircraft equipped with Sky Power’s engines at Xponential 2018. Sky Power is one of 3W-International’s performance-partners.
The engine, a SP-110 FI TS, is based on 3W-International GmbH’s 110 ccm model. It can be deployed both as vertical drive and for power generation. The CGT45-SLT vertical take-off aircraft was equipped with the retrofitted engine as part of the collaboration with 3W-International, which has developed and patented the newest generation of Heavy Fuel (HF) engines for the Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) industry, and Sky Power.
“The CGT45-SLT has been used in Turkey for some time now,” said Gokhan Celik, managing director of A-techsyn. “However, we were looking for a new engine concept in order to increase the range and pay load.”
“The standard 3W-110i B2 TS engine’s performance parameters would also have sufficed, but ultimately the choice fell to the SP-110 FI TS from Sky Power,” said Karsten Schudt, managing director of 3W-International.
The CGT45-SLT is a 4.5 m wingspan, T-tail UAV that uses electric powered motors for take-off and landing and does not require a runway or catapult. It can take off from a table and land with high accuracy on a 5 m × 5 m surface. It is a composite airframe with 4 kg payload capacity. At the basic set-up, CGT45-SLT uses 3 separate communication systems for datalink, video-link, and the FPV. It can be operated by only two people. The CGT45-SLT is controlled by A-techsyn’s flight controller AvionicsMini, which uses CAN BUS interface to communicate with the new ECU030 by Sky Power. Beside the ECU030, the SP-110 FI TS is also equipped with the new HKZ215 ignition from Sky Power.
In addition to the CGT45-SLT, A-techsysn will exhibit its own autopilot, PilotUS, as well as further systems developed for its own flight systems, at the 3W-International stand during the event.