Penguin B UAV platform

Designed as a high performance unmanned airframe, Penguin B is one of the most capable airframes available today.

Key Features

  • Penguin B platform ready for payload
    and autopilot integration
  • 20+ hour endurance
  • Fuel injected engine option
  • Up to 10 kg payload capacity
  • 80 W power from onboard generator
    system
  • Free Piccolo® autopilot configuration files
  • Catapult, car-top or runway takeoff
  • Wide range of standard subsystems and
    options
  • Extensive documentation set
  • Short lead time for standard
    configurations

Penguin's philosophy:

Designed as a high performance unmanned aircraft, Penguin B is capable of up to 26.5 hour endurance with the 4 kg payload. With a small footprint of 3.3 meter wingspan, Penguin B can handle up to 11.5 kg of combined fuel and payload weight. Modular composite structure, fast assembly, large access hatches, removable payload bay, are the key features of the Penguin B innovative design. 

Available as an airframe ready for the autopilot and payload integration.

Performance:

Sleek and efficient design gives best in class performance. Optimized for endurance, Penguin has enough internal volume to lift 7.5 liters of fuel which will provide 20+ hours endurance with the fuel injected engine. The optimized high lift flap system provides stall speeds of <13 m/s while giving excellent flight handling qualities due to a well designed Vtail geometry.

Modular design:

All components of the Penguin B are easily removable and completely interchangeable. Wing splits in three 1.1 meter sections and the V-tail splits in two parts. High-end industrial grade push-pull connectors are installed in tail-boom joints as standard. The quick release fastening is used extensively in Penguin B airframe. Oversize access covers are equipped with DZUS type 1/4 turn quick fasteners, tail-booms are equipped with a purpose developed quick release aluminum joints.
 

Piccolo® autopilot configuration files for Penguin B are availble at no cost.   CAD model of Penguin B available to simplify the payload and autopilot integration for the clients.
Extensive Documentation for Penguin B aircraft and subsystems.   Advanced fuel injected engine option from Currawong Engineering ®.
Efficient gas engine with electronic fuel injection and 80 W power generator.   Takeoff from anywhere using portable pneumatic catapult.
Optional heavy duty landing gear allows landing on rough terrain.   Heated pitot probe for preventing ice formation.
Quick release joints for quick assembly.   Industrial electrical connectors.
Portable control station. Compatible with Cloud Cap Piccolo®, Procerus Technologies Kestrel®, Micropilot® autopilot systems.      



Product Specification

PARAMETER VALUE
MTOW 21.5 kg
Empty Weight (excl fuel and payload)1 10 kg
Wing Span 3.3 m
Length 2.27 m
Wing Area 0.79 m2
Powerplant 2.5 hp
Max Payload 10 kg
Takeoff method Catapult, Runway or car top launch
Environmental protection Sealed against rain, snow

1 Penguin B with engine and servo package.

Performance:
PARAMETER VALUE
Endurance2 20+ hours                                      
Cruise Speed 22 m/s
Stall Speed (with high lift system)3 13 m/s
Max Level Speed 36 m/s
Takeoff run4 30 m
CL max (45o flap deflection) 1.7
CL max (clean wing) 1.3

2 Penguin B with fuel injected engine and 7500cc fuel tank.
3 Sea level altitude, 15 kg aircraft weight, 15 C°.
4 Sea level altitude, 15 kg aircraft weight, 15 C°, concrete runway.




Universal Payload Mount:

Penguin B has a swappable universal payload mount that can be removed in seconds and used for various payloads. The most sophisticated payloads such as retractable gimbals can be installed by integrators into the fuselage and utilize the available space efficiently. The universal payload mount has predetermined mounting points that are precisely machined in aluminum frame as well as removable ballast slugs that will simplify the payload integration process considerably.

Integrators can design custom payload mounts for their payload in CAD software. Fuselage and payload mount CAD models are available to clients. 
 

Product Video

Portable Pneumatic Catapult Launch Compilation

Car takeoff and autonomous landing

Penguin B presentation

TBM Penguin B overview