Greetings all. I'd like to introduce Lynx, a fixed-wing sUAS developed by Swift Radioplanes.
Lynx is a small UAS inspired by military systems because of their extreme durability and practicality (not price). Swappable payloads make Lynx a great choice for photomapping or research. The aircraft is easily launched by hand and can land conventionally or vertically with a deep-stall. The takeoff and landing method – along with its rugged construction – make the system runway independent and ideal for rough terrain or confined areas. Lynx autonomously navigates itself through fight plans or loiter points. Plans can be pre-programmed before takeoff or uploaded during flight. Manual control is possible with the use of a handheld controller. The entire system packs down into two transport cases.
Lynx is not a mass produced product or a modified RC airplane. It is a handcrafted system and built from top quality materials. Each aircraft is flight tested before completion.
- Propulsion: electric
- Construction: Kevlar, carbon fiber, foam
- Endurance: 90 min w/ mapping payload (demonstrated @ 5174 ft MSL)
- Cruise: 35 knots
- Wind Limit: 15 knots continuous – gusting 25
- Autopilot: APM 2.6
- Wing Span: 8.25′
- Weight: 10 lbs
- Takeoff: auto or manual hand-launch
- Landing: auto or manual belly land, manual deep-stall
- Payload Bay: 8.25″ x 4″ x 4.75″
- Payload Weight: up to 2 lbs
- Battery Bay: 4.75″ x 4″ x 3″
- Autopilot Bay: 6″ x 2.5″ x 2.5″
A quick look at the Lynx:
- Tool-less assembly
- Hand launched
- Vertical landing
- Waypoint navigation & mapping
- Return home failsafe
- Manual control override
- Throttle safety key
- Swappable payloads
- 90 minute endurance
- Rugged construction
- Transport Cases
- Zero maintenance
- Quiet, electric propulsion
- Spare parts included
Mapping: A professional, ready-to-fly Lynx with integrated autopilot and a dedicated mapping payload backed by Swift RP’s imagery processing and hosting.
R & D: An autopilot agnostic research platform with plenty of room for systems integration and testing. Take advantage of Lynx’s large payload space and removable autopilot tray. Perfect for researchers, academics, hobbyists, and student competition teams.
Lynx can belly land or deep-stall. A deep-stall is an extremely steep, yet stable landing method used when operating from confined areas. The deep-stall is activated by a safety switch on the transmitter. The descent can be hands-off or the operator can continue to steer Lynx for pinpoint landings. Unlike a parachute, higher winds are preferred because they steepen and slow down the approach. Also, no extra gear is needed, no parachute folding, no parachute malfunctions, no wind drift, and the deep-stall can be aborted during its descent. The aircraft is designed to break apart upon impact to minimize damage.
Visit www.swiftradioplanes.com for more info.