Purpose and scope of use
M-22D “Aerotester” is a training unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) designed for external pilots training. The basis of the development is the results of research on the training of external pilots and other staff for unmanned CA aircraft, as well as the need for a relatively cheap means of ascending experimental aircraft devices and systems. Potential users of UAV are Training Units (Flight Training Organisations – FTOs) for the training of external UAV pilots. UAV M-22D “Aerotester” can be used by organizations associated with raising the scientific devices to a height (“flying laboratory”).
Main technical characteristics
Max. take-off mass, kg – up to 21; max. payload mass, kg – 8; max. speed of flight, km/h – 160; max. height of flight, m – up to 5000; type of engines – two-cycle piston fuel engine; range of action, km – 20; flight duration, h – 1; control modes – automatic/semiautomatic; taking-off type – as an aircraft; landing type – as an aircraft.
The advantage of the M-22D “Aerotester” is, first of all, the full realistic reproduction of a two-engine unmanned aircraft flight, which makes it attractive for aviation training organizations. At the same time, the consumption of fuel during flights is lower than 4-5 times from real samples of UAV. By the mechanization of the wing, steering surfaces, undercarriage location and most of the M-22D systems, “Aerotester” fully complies with the UAV class “Nebesniy patrul”.
Intellectual property protection status
2 patents of Ukraine were obtained.
Demand on the market
The market for two-engined training UAVs is not well developed due to the initial formation of civil airlines – UAV operators, and therefore, the lack of proposals for these aircraft. The forecast for supplying M-22D “Aerotester” to Ukraine can be 5-10 units.
The state of readiness
Implementation stage: experimental exploitation.