Nobel Moral 260

Nobel Moral 260 is a series of Chinese unmanned aerial vehicles developed by Shenyang Noble Moral Aviation (Noble Moral, 沈阳通飞航空科技有限公司), which originally had jointly developed several unmanned helicopters with Tianjin University and Shenyang Institute of Automation (SYIA, 沈阳自动化研究所) of Chinese Academy of Sciences. Based on the experience gained from these projects, Nobel Moral has since developed numerous unmanned helicopters of its own, and 260 series is a family of such unmanned helicopters based on TJU 260 gasonsline powered UAV. The general designer of these UAVs is Mr. Liu Bin (刘宾), who is also the founder of the company.[1]

260 first-generation gasoline-powered UAVEdit

260 first-generation gasoline-powered UAV is an unmanned helicopter developed by Nobel Moral. This first-generation gasoline-powered unmanned helicopter does not utilize aviation engine, but instead, a 26 cc engine of lawn mowers are used. Development was completed in December 2004 and the UAV has been in service since, and succeeded by its successor, the second generation.

Specification[2]
  • Length (m): 1.75
  • Tail rotor diameter (m): 0.26
  • Fuselage length (m): 1.48
  • Width (m): 0.23
  • Height (m): 0.58
  • Weight (kg): 6.4

260 second-generation gasoline-powered UAVEdit

260 second-generation gasoline-powered UAV is an unmanned helicopter developed by Nobel Moral, and it is a development of earlier first generation, replacing the construction material with LV12 aluminum alloy, but retained the same 26 cc lawn mower engine. Development was completed in May 2006 and the UAV has been in service since, and succeeded by its successor, the third generation.

Specification[2]
  • Length (m): 1.75
  • Tail rotor diameter (m): 0.26
  • Fuselage length (m): 1.48
  • Width (m): 0.23
  • Height (m): 0.58
  • Weight (kg): 6.4

260 third-generation gasoline-powered UAVEdit

260 third-generation gasoline-powered UAV is an unmanned helicopter developed by Nobel Moral, and it is a development of earlier second generation, with imported 26 cc aviation engine replacing the 26 cc engines for lawn mowers used on the first and second generation. The center of gravity is also realigned in accordance with the new engine. Development was completed in December 2006 and the UAV has been in service since, and succeeded by its successor, the fourth generation.

Specification[2]
  • Length (m): 1.75
  • Tail rotor diameter (m): 0.26
  • Fuselage length (m): 1.48
  • Width (m): 0.23
  • Height (m): 0.58
  • Weight (kg): 6.4

260 fourth-generation gasoline-powered UAVEdit

260 fourth-generation gasoline-powered UAV is an unmanned helicopter developed by Nobel Moral, and it is a development of earlier third generation, with composite material replacing the LV12 aluminum alloy used in the third generation. The flight control system is also updated with automatic collision avoidance system. Development was completed in May 2007 and the UAV has been in service since, and succeeded by its successor, the fifth generation.

Specification[2]
  • Length (m): 1.75
  • Tail rotor diameter (m): 0.26
  • Fuselage length (m): 1.48
  • Width (m): 0.23
  • Height (m): 0.58
  • Weight (kg): 6.4

260 fifth-generation gasoline-powered UAVEdit

260 fifth-generation gasoline-powered UAV is an unmanned helicopter developed by Nobel Moral, and it is a development of earlier fourth generation, specially modified to be better suited for aerial cinematography missions. Development was completed in November 2008 and the UAV has been in service since, and succeeded by its successor, the sixth generation.

Specification[2]
  • Length (m): 1.75
  • Tail rotor diameter (m): 0.26
  • Fuselage length (m): 1.48
  • Width (m): 0.23
  • Height (m): 0.58
  • Weight (kg): 6.4

260 sixth-generation gasoline-powered UAVEdit

260 sixth-generation gasoline-powered UAV is an unmanned helicopter developed by Nobel Moral, and it is a development of earlier fifth generation, with payload relocated from the nose section in the fifth generation to under the fuselage of the sixth generation, thus providing more field of view, so that cameras carried by the sixth generation can be adjusted to cover area behind the platform without the need to readjust the flight path, instead of needing to steer the entire UAV as in the fifth generation. Development was completed in October 2009 and the UAV has been in service since.

Specification[2]
  • Length (m): 1.75
  • Tail rotor diameter (m): 0.26
  • Fuselage length (m): 1.48
  • Width (m): 0.23
  • Height (m): 0.58
  • Weight (kg): 6.4

260 agricultural UAVEdit

260 agricultural UAV is an unmanned helicopter developed by Nobel Moral for agricultural applications such as crop dusting. Development was completed in March 2002 and the UAV has been in service since.

Specification[2]
  • Length (m): 2
  • Width (m): 1.2
  • Height (m): 0.6

260 broadcasting UAVEdit

260 broadcasting UAV is an unmanned helicopter developed by Nobel Moral for broadcasting, publishing and media companies for aerial photography, utilizing nine servos and nine-channel control system. Development was completed in December 2009 and the UAV has been in service with various media firms (on contractual basis) since.

Specification[2]
  • Length (m): 2
  • Width (m): 0.74
  • Height (m): 0.72

260 coaxial UAVEdit

260 coaxial UAV is an experimental unmanned helicopter developed by Nobel Moral in coaxial layout combined with tail rotors. In addition to combining coaxial rotors with tail rotors, another unique design of this unmanned helicopter is that the tail section is modular design that can be either a pair of tail rotors (with one mounted at the each side of the tail boom), or the tail rotors can be replaced with a pusher propeller. The developer claims that in comparison to traditional helicopter layout, 260 coaxial UAV design has increased payload by 20% and speed up to 60%. Another version has already been jointly developed with Tianjin University based on the identical pricinciple.

Specification[2]
  • Length (m): 2.2
  • Width (m): 0.74
  • Height (m): 0.7

260 converted gasoline-powered UAVEdit

260 converted gasoline-powered UAV is an experimental UAV developed by Nobel Moral for testing first domestic gasoline engine specifically designed for unmanned helicopters. Although China has developed dozens of unmanned helicopters, all of them had to be either powered by imported aviation gasoline engines, because China lacked the capability to develop its own aviation gasoline engine specifically for unmanned helicopter use, but the price was too high to keep the final price tag of the completed unmanned helicopter developed by Nobel Moral at a low point to expand the market. As a result, Nobel Moral took on the task to develop a domestic Chinese aviation gasoline engine specifically for unmanned helicopter use by modifying existing methanol engine used on its unmanned helicopters. Development was completed in March 2006 and the UAV has entered limited service since. Although modifying methanol engine to enable it to consume gasoline fuel proved to be technically successfully, the UAV did not see wide service as other UAVs developed by Nobel Moral because it soon developed a cheaper alternative by incorporating 26 cc gasoline engine of lawn mowers for unmanned helicopter use. The technology developed for 260 converted gasoline-powered UAV, however, became available for customers who want to convert their methanol-powered unmanned helicopters to gasoline fueled.

Specification[2]
  • Length (m): 1.55
  • Width (m): 0.55
  • Height (m): 0.5

260 maritime rescue UAVEdit

260 maritime rescue UAV is an unmanned helicopter developed by Nobel Moral for emergency respond applications. Development was completed in May 2006 and the UAV has been in service since. 260 maritime rescue unmanned helicopter is specifically designed to be used in flood disasters where the speed of current would prevent rescue boats from approaching the stranded victims, where the UAV would fly to the victims to deliver lifebuoy, life jackets, and rope for rescue crew to pull the victims to safety.

Specification[2]
  • Length (m): 2
  • Width (m): 0.74
  • Height (m): 0.7

260 police UAVEdit

260 police UAV is an unmanned helicopter developed by Nobel Moral for law enforcement applications. Development was completed in March 2005 and the UAV has been in service with Linyi police department.

Specification[2]
  • Length (m): 2
  • Width (m): 0.74
  • Height (m): 0.82

260 power line inspection UAVEdit

260 power line patrol UAV is an unmanned helicopter developed by Nobel Moral specifically for aerial inspection of overhead power lines. Development was completed in March 2007 and the UAV has been in service since.

Specification[2]
  • Length (m): 1.96
  • Width (m): 0.74
  • Height (m): 0.6
  • Max take-off weight (kg): 25
  • Payload (kg): 10
  • Max speed (km/hr): 90
  • Ceiling (km): 3

260 sampling UAVEdit

260 sampling UAV is an unmanned helicopter developed by Nobel Moral for taking samples in dangerous region where the enivornment is harmful to human health. Development was completed in March 2007 and the UAV has been in service with China Academy of Engineering Physics (also known as the 9th Academy). Because the 9th Academy is a Chinese nuclear weapon research center, 260 sampling UAV is used in nuclear research to collect radioactive samples after tests and other nuclear related missions.

Specification[2]
  • Length (m): 1.98
  • Width (m): 0.75
  • Height (m): 0.7

260 survey UAVEdit

260 survey UAV is an experimental UAV developed by Nobel Moral intended to test subsystems of unmanned helicopters used for survey missions. 260s survey unmanned helicopter has been used to test oleo strut system for aerial photography, and various Pan–tilt–zoom cameras developed by Nobel Moral. 260 survey unmanned helicopter utilizes seven servos and eight channel control system.

Specification[2]
  • Length (m): 2
  • Width (m): 0.74
  • Height (m): 0.72

260 UAV with modified swashplateEdit

260 UAV with modified swashplate is an experimental UAV developed by Nobel Moral to test the feasibility of equipping unmanned helicopter with modified swashplate. The newly designed swashplate is at a hundred twenty degrees instead of the usual ninety degrees, and cyclic/collective pitch mixing is also modified accordingly to accommodate the change in swashplate.

Specification[2]
  • Length (m): 2
  • Width (m): 0.75
  • Height (m): 0.7

SA 315B Lama droneEdit

SA 315B Lama drone is an unmanned helicopter developed by Nobel Moral originally for airshows, but has been adopted by Chinese military for training of the air defense force. The drone is mainly used to provide realistic visual identification training of the ground force and air crews. The fuselage is constructed of plastic and the main rotors are constructed of wood.

Specification[2]
  • Length (m): 1.4
  • Width (m): 0.95
  • Height (m): 0.4

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ general designer
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q "Nobel Moral UAV". Retrieved 2013. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)