MQ-9 Drone KIT for building UAV
MQ-9 is an unmanned aerial vehicle capable of remotely controlled or autonomous flight operations. The MQ-9 and other UAVs are referred to as Remotely Piloted Vehicles/Aircraft (RPV/RPA) by the USAF to indicate their human ground controllers. The MQ-9 is the first hunter-killer UAV designed for long-endurance, high-altitude surveillance. In 2006, the then–Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force General T. Michael Moseley said: “We’ve moved from using UAVs primarily in intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance roles before Operation Iraqi Freedom, to a true hunter-killer role with the Reaper.” The MQ-9 is a larger, heavier, and more capable aircraft than the earlier General Atomics MQ-1 Predator; it can be controlled by the same ground systems used to control MQ-1s. The Reaper has a 950-shaft-horsepower (712 kW) turboprop engine (compared to the Predator’s 115 hp (86 kW) piston engine). The greater power allows the Reaper to carry 15 times more ordnance payload and cruise at about three times the speed of the MQ-1. The aircraft is monitored and controlled by aircrew in the Ground Control Station (GCS), including weapons employment. In 2008, the New York Air National Guard 174th Attack Wing began the transition from F-16 piloted fighters to MQ-9A Reapers, becoming the first fighter unit to convert entirely to unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) use. In March 2011, the U.S. Air Force was training more pilots for advanced unmanned aerial vehicles than for any other single weapons system. The Reaper is also used by the United States Navy, the CIA, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, NASA, and the militaries of several other countries. The USAF operated 195 MQ-9 Reapers as of September 2016, and plans to keep the MQ-9 in service into the 2030s.
1. Wingspan: 3M
2. Length: 1.56M
3. Material: FRP body Light wood wing
4. Takeoff weight: 5.1KG
5. Empty weight 3.2kg
6. Steering gear: aileron *2pcs, flap: 2pcs, lifting: 2pcs, front landing gear: 1pc all using 19g steering gear
7. Wing area: 64dm2 The width of the wing is 27cm and the narrowest is 14cm.
Power System: EA4130-KV450 brushless motor wiht 17*8 propeller, 100A ESC and 6S 10000-20000mah battery
or 20-30CC Gasoline Engine with 18*6 propeller
Servo: 17g metal gear servo*4pcs and 9g metal gear servo*4
Packing:1 piece per carton, Carton size: 1632*310*335mm, Gross weight: 9.4kgs
NOTE： THE PRICE IS JUST KIT, WITHOUT ANY ELECTRONIC, AND THE PACKING IS IN WOODEN CASE NOT IN ALUMINUM BOX!