The Romaeris eUAV is an electric, flex-wing, weight shift control unmanned aircraft that has no tail and can carry a payload of up to 50 Kg for distances of up to 600 Km with full battery pack, and up to 1,000 Km+ with optional range extending generator on board. It can be used for all sorts of remote sensing missions, including collection of traffic data, HD mapping, smart cities applications, and environmental monitoring.
The aircraft can be reconfigured and maintained easily: the sensor pod detaches with only four bolts and can be replaced with other sensor configurations, 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 easily.
The aircraft can take-off and land in short distances on simple grass fields, typically requiring only some 200 – 300 feet; and wheels can be swapped out for skis or floats allowing great operational versatility. No formal airport infrastructure is required. Different wings, motors, and propellers 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 conducted test flights of a manned version of the aircraft that relied on the same actuators, sensors, and flight controller as will be used in the Romaeris eUAV. You can see a video of one of these test flights here. Watch the aircraft fly itself to programmed waypoints after the test pilot switches on the autonomous mode.