Zero Tech UAV

Zero Tech UAVs are Chinese UAVs developed by Zero UAV (Beijing) Intelligence Technology Co., Ltd. (Zero Tech, 零度智控智能科技有限公司), most of which are multirotors. Zero Tech was formerly known as Yan-Shuo Intelligent Electronics Science and Technology Co., Ltd. (研硕智电科技发展有限公司) before changing to the current name of Zero Tech in 2009.

E1100Edit

E1100 octocopter is a multirotor developed by Zero Tech. E1100 octocopter is constructed of carbon fiber and has a built-in parachute for emergency landing should the motor fail.

Specification[1]
  • Size: 110 cm
  • Empty weight: 4.1 kg
  • Max take-off weight: 10 kg
  • Rotor diameter: 15 in
  • Endurance: 10 min max

Eagle EyeEdit

Eagle Eye (Ying-Yan or Yingyan, 鹰眼) is a quadcopter develop by Zero Tech mainly for aerial cinematography and photography missions. Land gear consists of a pair of skids.

Specification[2]
  • Size (m): 0.72
  • Endurance (min): 18
  • Weight (kg): 7.5

E-EPICEdit

E-EPIC octocopter is a multirotor developed by Zero Tech. E1100 octocopter is constructed of carbon fiber and it is the bigger cousin of the smaller E1100.

Specification[3]
  • Size: 132 cm
  • Empty weight: 12 kg
  • Max take-off weight: 18 kg
  • Rotor diameter: 18.85 in
  • Endurance: 7 min

SwiftEdit

Swift (Yu-Yan or Yuyan, 雨燕) is a fixed-wing UAV manufactured by Zero Tech. Externally, Swift resembles a miniature version of Northrop X-4 Bantam without the inlets because Swift is powered by a two-blade propeller driven by a pusher engine mounted at the end of empennage.

Specification[4]
  • Wingspan: 1.66 m
  • Remote control radius: 15 km
  • Max speed: 90 km/h
  • Cruise speed: 50–70 km/h
  • Ceiling: 5 km
  • Normal operating altitude: 10–1500 m
  • Endurance: 45 min
  • Range: 15 km
  • Weight: 5 kg
  • Payload: 0.9 kg
  • Launch: catapult
  • Recovery: parachute
  • Deployment time: 10 min from storage to flight
  • Max wind scale allowed for operation: 5
  • Operating temperature: -20 to 65 °C

Swift 07Edit

Swift 07 is a fixed-wing UAV manufactured by Zero Tech. It is a derivative of Swift with slightly smaller size. This very little know UAV is primarily designed for aerial patrol/inspection of power line.[5]

Specification[6]
  • Wingspan: 1.2 m
  • Length: 1 m
  • Height: 0.25 m
  • Max take-off weight: 2.4 kg
  • Payload: 1.5 kg
  • Normal operating altitude: 50–1000 m
  • Max speed: 80–120 km/h depending on payload
  • Cruise speed: 70–100 km/h
  • Endurance: > 30 min
  • Deployment time: 5–10 min from storage to flight
  • Recovery time: 5 min from landing to storage
  • Launch: catapult
  • Recovery: parachute

Swift 08Edit

Swift 08 is a fixed UAV developed by Zero Tech. This very little known UAV is primarily designed for aerial remote sensing when it was publicized.[7]

Specification[8]
  • Wingspan: 1.58 m
  • Length: 0.98 m
  • Height: 0.48 m
  • Weight: 4.5 kg
  • Payload: 1 kg
  • Range: 20 km radius
  • Ceiling: 4 km
  • Max speed: 80 km/h
  • Cruise speed: 50 km/h
  • Endurance: > 45 min

Zero 650Edit

Zero 650 quadcopter is a multirotor micro air vehicle (MAV) developed by Zero Tech. This electrically powered MAV gets its name from its size, which is 65 cm, or 650 mm.

Specification[9]
  • Size: 650 mm
  • Empty weight: 1.5 kg
  • Payload: 0.15 kg
  • Battery: LiPo
  • Operating temperature: -15 to 50 °C
  • Operating relative humidity: up to 80%
  • Max rate of climb: 10 m/s
  • Cruise speed: 10 m/s
  • Max wind scale allowed for operation: 7
  • Normal operating altitude: 4 km
  • Range: 13 km radius
  • Endurance: 45 kg with full load
  • Unit price: ¥ 70000

Zero 660Edit

Zero 660 quadcopter is a MAV development of Zero 650 Quadcopter with slightly increased size. As its name implies, the size is increased by 10 mm to 660 mm from the original 650 mm of Zero 650 Quadcopter. In addition to slightly increased size, the other improvement of Zero 660 Quadcopter over the original Zero 650 Quadcopter is that the ground control station of Zero 660 Quadcopter is an android instead of specially dedicated bulky unit used for Zero 650 Quadcopter.

Specification[10]
  • Endurance: 45 min
  • Deployment time: 5 min from storge to flight

Zero 820Edit

Zero 820 hexacopter is a multirotor developed by Zero Tech for aerial survey and surveillance missions, and it has been deployed by Chinese law enforcement authorities.

Specification[11]
  • Size: 820 mm
  • Remote control radius: 5 km
  • Cruise speed: 10.2 m/s
  • Normal operating altitude: 1 km
  • Endurance: 20 min with full load
  • Max take-off weight: 6.6 kg
  • Max payload: 2 kg
  • Max wind scale (speed) allowed for operation: 5 (9 m/s)
  • Operating temperature: -20 to 50 °C
  • Storage temperature: -20 to 65 °C

Zero 1200Edit

Zero 1200 quadcopter is a multirotor developed by Zero Tech with carbon fiber construction to reduce empty weight and increase payload.

Specification[12]
  • Size: 1200 mm
  • Remote control radius: 6 km
  • Max speed: 14 m/s
  • Cruise speed: 10 m/s
  • Normal operating altitude: 2 km
  • Endurance: 40 min with full load
  • Max take-off weight: 6.5 kg
  • Max payload: 2 kg
  • Max wind scale allowed for operation: 6
  • Operating temperature: -10 to 50 °C

Zero 1600Edit

Zero 1600 hexacopter is a multirotor developed by Zero Tech and it is the largest rotary micro air vehicles (MAV)s of the Zero Tech multirotors (as of 2013).

Specification[13]
  • Size: 1600 mm
  • Remote control radius: 5 km
  • Cruise speed: 8 m/s
  • Rate of climb: 6 m/s
  • Normal operating altitude: 2 km
  • Endurance: 60 min with full load
  • Max take-off weight: 10 kg
  • Max payload: 6 kg
  • Max wind scale (speed) allowed for operation: 6 (13.8 m/s)
  • Operating temperature: -20 to 50 °C
  • Storage temperature: -20 to 65 °C

Zero 2300Edit

Zero 2300 octodecacopter is a multirotor developed by Zero Tech and the landing gear of this UAV is a pair of skids. There are a total of six Y-shaped arm each with three rotors attached, two of which are at the top tips of the Y shaped arms, and the third rotor is installed in the middle of the leg of the Y shaped arm. Zero 2300 is designed for agricultural applications.

Specification[14]
  • Size: 2.3 m
  • Height: 0.55 m
  • Payload: 8–10 kg
  • Endurance: 15–20 min
  • Speed: 8–10 m/s

Zero Steadi 470Edit

Zero Steadi 470 quadcopter is a multirotor developed by Zero Tech and it is constructed of carbon fiber and aluminum alloy. Zero Steadi 470 is the smallest multirotor marketed by Zero Tech (as of 2013).

Specification[15]
  • Size: 650 mm
  • Cruise speed: 6 m/s
  • Rate of climb: 2 m/s
  • Endurance: 10 min with full load
  • Max take-off weight: 2.3 kg
  • Max payload: 0.5 kg
  • Max wind scale (speed) allowed for operation: 4–5 (7–8 m/s)
  • Operating temperature: -10 to 50 °C

See alsoEdit

List of unmanned aerial vehicles of the People's Republic of China

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ E1100 Archived October 2, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Eagle Eye". Retrieved August 18, 2014.
  3. ^ E-EPIC
  4. ^ Swift Archived October 2, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Swift 07 UAV Archived October 26, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Swift 07 Archived October 2, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ Swift 08 UAV[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ Swift 08
  9. ^ Zero 650
  10. ^ Zero 660 Quadcopter
  11. ^ Zero 820 Hexacopter Archived October 2, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ Zero 1200 Quadcopter Archived October 2, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ 1600 Hexacopter
  14. ^ Zero 2300 Archived October 2, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  15. ^ Zero Steadi 470 Archived October 2, 2013, at the Wayback Machine