Penguin C Unmanned Aircraft System (UAV/UAS)

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Is a truly breakthrough feat of engineering in terms of performance, reliability and cost efficiency. The aircraft fits under the 55lbs. regulation requirements, it is equipped with a parachute recovery system, state of the art avionics, power plant and software. The plane is capable of operating from unimproved terrain, day and night, with an incredible 20+ hours of continuous flight.

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The Penguin C is Non-ITAR restricted, giving our customers easy access to its amazing capabilities. UAV Factory’s Flight Operations Team has flight tested the Penguin C for thousands of hours, to ensure its reliability and robustness from normal to very hospitable weather conditions. The design is based on a proven Penguin B platform, which has been sold to customers in over 35 countries and has demonstrated a 54.5 hour world record flight in 2012.

Features

Penguin C unmanned aircraft

  • Over 20 hours endurance with the advanced fuel injected engine.
  • Gyro-stabilized day/night payloads. Fully autonomous catapult take-off, flight and parachute recovery.

Ground Data Terminal

  • Up to 100 km digital link for video and command/control.
  • AES encrypted option available.

Ground Control Station

  • Portable control station.
  • User friendly software interface. Operational at extreme conditions.

Pneumatic Launcher

  • Autonomous launching from an unimproved terrain.
  • Man portable design.
  • Launcher is capable of operating at 10,000 ft altitude.

Payload

Penguin C is available with high performance EPSILON gyro stabilized gimbals. There is a choice of:

  • Epsilon 135 Day: EO sensor Sony EV7500, HD 720p, 63.7-2.3 degrees FOV.
  • Epsilon 135 Day: EO sensor Sony EV7300, HD 720p, 59.5-3.3 degrees FOV.
  • Epsilon 135 Night: IR sensor 640x480, 10.5 degrees FOV.
  • Epsilon 140 Duo: IR sensor 640x480, 10.5 degrees FOV and EO sensor Sony H11, 50-5.4 degrees FOV.

All gimbals come with:

  • Video stabilization.
  • Target tracking.
  • Video recording and snapshots.
  • Moving Target Indicator (MTI).
  • Video enhancement.

No Payload Option

The Penguin C is also available for purchase with an empty payload. This will give the customer the option of integrating their own payload based on their specific project needs. For powering the payload, customers can use an on-board 6V, 12V and 24V power supply. For payload control and real-time video, customers can utilize an integrated datalink’s Ethernet and Serial pass-through with up to 12 Mbps rate.

EFI Engine with silent muffler

This state of art fuel injected gasoline engine was designed for maximum reliability and performance. Its Silent muffler system is equipped as a standard option for the lowest acoustic signature of any engine of its size in the world. The cooling system will give customers the ability to operate in sub-zero to extremely hot conditions. The engine is continuously tested on UAV Factory’s engine testing cell to maximize its reliability and efficiency.

Swappable propulsion modules

The propulsion module can be changed in minutes, allowing operation of the aircraft system while the maintenance is performed on a second module. This extremely cost efficient option, will keep your project operational at all times.

Smart Features

The Penguin C system comes with numerous smart features to reduce operator’s workload, reduce operator errors and improve the flight safety. Smart features include Penguin Co-pilot software with integrated checklists, emergency procedures, critical alarms with operator recommendations. The Penguin Co-pilot has an integrated decision tree which analyses aircraft parameters and automatically executes sequences of safety decisions, reducing the probability of operator - induced accidents.

Parachute system

Allows recovery in both challenging and unprepared sites. The parachute is packed in the deployment bag and replacement of the parachute in the field takes less than 5 minutes. The parachute will automatically disconnect from the aircraft once the aircraft touches the ground, preventing wind-dragging.

Reduced Logistical Footprint

The Penguin C system has the lowest logistical footprint in class. The catapult is man-portable and the parachute system eliminates the need for the net recovery system. Penguin C system can be  transported in a minivan, while being runway independent.

Operational Training

The full featured operational training is a part of the Penguin C system. The 10 Day Training Program covers all aspects of operation and maintenance, site survey, launch procedures, parachute packing, pre-post flight procedures, amongst numerous other areas. And all customers are supplied with extensive user manuals. Supporting our customers after the training, at their location, is also an option.

Specifications

Aircraft

  • Wingspan 3.3m or 10.8ft
  • MTOW 22.5kg or 49.6 lbs
  • Endurance 20 hours
  • Range 100 km or 60 miles
  • Cruise speed 19-22 m/s or 37-43 knots
  • Max level speed 32 m/s or 62 knots
  • Ceiling 4500m or 15000 ft. Mean Sea Level (MSL)
  • Take-off with Pneumatic Catapult, fully autonomous
  • Maximum take-off altitude 3000m / 10000ft AMSL
  • Recovery through parachute, airbag
  • Operational temperature -25 to +40 degrees Celsius
  • Anti-icing measures through heated Pitot-static tube
  • Environmental protection through pitot with drain<5 mm/hour rain

Propulsion system

  • Engine type 28cc, fuel injected
  • Temperature control system is automatically controlled via mechanical flap
  • Fuel type 98 Octane, oil mix
  • Generator system 100W on-board

Payload

  • Payload type is day/night, gyro stabilized
  • Advanced features are target tracking, electronic stabilization and Moving Target Indicator (MTI)
  • Mounting through motorized retraction with anti-vibration damping

Datalink

  • Frequency 2.304-2.364 GHz, 2.405-2.470 GHz, 5.00-5.800 GHz
  • Link rate up to 12 Mbps
  • Encryption 128 bit AES and/or 256 bit AES

Flight control system

  • Autopilot Piccolo, Cloud Cap Technology

Ground control station

  • Portable station using dual touchscreens displays

Ground data terminal

  • Tracking though High gain directional antenna

Catapult system

  • Portable pneumatic, 6000 J launch energy
  • Packed size is 1313x704x543 mm

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Penguin C Unmanned Aircraft System (UAV/UAS)

Penguin C Unmanned Aircraft System (UAV/UAS)

Is a truly breakthrough feat of engineering in terms of performance, reliability and cost efficiency. The aircraft fits under the 55lbs. regulation requirements, it is equipped with a parachute recovery system, state of the art avionics, power plant and software. The plane is capable of operating from unimproved terrain, day and night, with an incredible 20+ hours of continuous flight.

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