Aviation and Space Technologies
Pyatigorsk, Stavropol Krai, Russia
The Aviation and Space Technologies company was founded in the city of Pyatigorsk (Russia) in July 2011. However, before the company was officially started, their inventors began creating flying vehicles as early as 2001. The company makes multiple combination road-air vehicles, a heavy-lift electric drone and an amphibious off-road vehicle.
The Yurik electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) multicopter was developed as a heavy-lift multipurpose cargo drone. In addition to its cargo capabilities, the aircraft can be also used for surveying, surveillance, industrial use, government use and human transport during medevac or search and rescue missions. According to the inventors, this is the largest cargo drone in the world.
The drone can fly 250 km/h (155 mph), carry up to 120 kg (265 lbs) of cargo and has a maximum range of 200 kilometers (124 miles) and has a quiet noise signature. The company envisions the drone to be autonomous to carry out cargo and any other mission the client needs the drone for.
The eVTOL drone can take off and land in almost any terrain including uneven terrain, mountain areas and in snow due to its unique landing gear. The fixed landing gear looks like the legs of a spider, and each leg is mounted with movable shock absorbing landing pads. The legs of the drone are long and thin which allows the drone to easily land on rocky ground or in a snow drift.
An importance feature of the aircraft is that it can be disassembled or assembled in about 15 minutes. This allows for easy storage and also makes it easy to transport the aircraft by a car, truck, plane or helicopter to any scene where its services are needed.
- Aircraft: eVTOL cargo drone
- Piloting: Autonomous
- Capacity: Cargo or 1 person
- Propellers: 4
- Motors: 8 - 75.2 kW electric motors
- Power source: Batteries
- Empty weight: 150 kg (331 lbs)
- Payload weight: 120 kg (265 lbs)
- Maximum speed: 250 km/h (155 mph)
- Range: More than 50 km (31 miles) or 200 km (124 miles)
- Operating temperatures: -15 – 40 C (5 °F – 104 °F)
- Dimensions: Over 4 meters long (over 13 feet), over 3 meters wide (over 10 feet) and over 1.5 meters high (under 5 feet)
- Landing gear: 4 legs which have shock absorbing landing pads allowing the aircraft to land in uneven terrains
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- Video: The drone will save! Good morning. Fragment of the release of 04/14/2017, 1TV, Apr. 14, 2017
- Article: Unmanned Automatic System BAS Yurik, Bastion Karpenko Blog, May 11, 2017
- Article: HeliRussia 2017 introduces an electric vehicle, 360TV, May 25, 2017
- Article: YURIK unmanned quadrocopter debuted at HeliRussia-2017, Poletim, May 25, 2017
- Article: HeliRussia 2017: Impressive Results from the Anniversary Expo, HeliRussia, 2017
- Article: Yurik Drone, Yuri Pasholok Journal, June 8, 2017
- Article: Photo gallery for Yurik, Foto-i-mir, July 2017