The Romaeris 250 is a flex-wing, weight shift control unmanned aircraft that has no tail and can carry a payload of up to 250 Kg (550 lbs) for distances of up to 1,800 Km (1,120 miles). It can be used for all sorts of missions, including cargo and surveillance.
The aircraft can be reconfigured and maintained easily: the cargo bay detaches with only four bolts and can be replaced with other payloads, the engine can be removed with four bolts and a hand operated hoist, and even the entire wing unit can easily be removed and replaced. The wing can be folded and rolled up, and the fuselage frame collapsed so that the entire aircraft can be shipped in standard containers.
The aircraft can take-off and land in short distances on simple grass fields, typically requiring only some 200 – 300 feet; even less if loads are relatively light. No formal airport infrastructure is required. Different wings and engines can be used to optimize the aircraft for the customer’s primary needs; for example, slower or faster cruise speeds, maximum heavy lift, shorter take-off distances, etc.
The company is prototyping this UAV by converting a manned version of the aircraft to unmanned, incorporating the development of new actuators, sensors, and flight controller.