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XMobots Apoena

Apoena Series
An Apoena ready to fly.
Role unmanned aerial vehicle
National origin Brazil
Manufacturer XMobots
First flight 18 November 2008
Status In production

The Apoena is a Brazilian Low Altitude Long Endurance (LALE) unmanned aerial vehicle designed and built by XMobots for several kinds of sensing roles.

Design and development

The Apoena is a small monoplane with a composite and wood structure; it is powered by a 2-stroke engine mounted at the front with a two-bladed tractor propeller. XMobots. First flown on 18 November 2008 the single-engined Apoena 1000 has a retractable landing gear and can carry a payload up to 26kg. A twin-engined variant is designated the Apoena 3000.

Specifications (Apoena 1000)

General characteristics

  • Length: 2.63 m (8 ft 8 in)
  • Wingspan: 2.52 m (8 ft 3 in)
  • Gross weight: 32 kg (71 lb)

Performance

  • Cruising speed: 115 km/h (71 mph; 62 kn)
  • Stall speed: 57 km/h (35 mph; 31 kn)
  • Range: 1,000 km (621 mi; 540 nmi)
  • Endurance: 8
  • Service ceiling: 3,000 m (9,843 ft)

External links

  • XMobots Apoena Series product page

References

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