Penguin B UAV platform
Penguin B is a high performance semi-integrated small UAV platform available for final assembly and customization by UAV system integrators.
Penguin's B overview
Penguin B is a high-performance semi-integrated small UAV platform available for final assembly and customization by UAV system integrators. The Penguin B has been available since 2009, and it has been sold to UAV system integrators in more than 43 countries. Due to its proven design and more than 140 options to choose from, Penguin B has become the most widely used small UAV platform by system integrators, research organizations and universities.
Penguin B allows users to kick-start small fixed wing UAV production with the use of an industry-proven airframe and compatible subsystems and components.
Designed as a high performance unmanned airframe, Penguin B is capable of up to 26.5 hour endurance with a 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.
Penguin B is available as semi-integrated airframe ready for the autopilot and payload integration by the customers that have competency in aircraft integration. UAV Factory also provides 4 day Penguin B integration course, which is highly recommnded to ensure succesful integration projects are delivered in short time.
While Penguin B integration requires additional effort, Penguin C is available UAV Factory's ready-to-fly fully integrated UAV.
Sleek and efficient design gives best in class performance. Optimized for endurance, Penguin B airframe 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.
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.||Available with UAV Factory's own UAV28-EFI Turnkey Fuel Injected Engine|
|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.|
|Empty Weight (excl fuel and payload)1||10 kg|
|Wing Span||3.3 m|
|Wing Area||0.79 m2|
|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.
|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 datasheet
- Penguin B vs Penguin C
- Penguin B interactive 3d model
- Penguin B 3d drawing
- Penguin B exploded view
- Universal Payload Mount Drawing
- Universal Payload Mount CAD
- Documentation Package V1.5
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Penguin B Integrator Training Course
Portable Pneumatic Catapult Launch Compilation
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Penguin B presentation
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