FanWing UAV Weapon Systems // Aircraft // RPVs/Drones/Unmanned Aerial Vehicles


Country of Origin: Britain

The FanWing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) flies with the use of integral lift and thrust with a horizontal-axis wing rotor. Conceived by Patrick Peebles in the late 1990s, the aircraft features a cross-flow fan housed in a cylinder laid along the leading edge of the one-piece wing, perpendicular to the line of flight. Viewed from the right wingtip, the multi-vaned fan rotates clockwise, pulling the air in at the front and accelerating it over the trailing edge of the wing. By transferring...

 

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