Frequently Asked Questions
The UAV is operated via 3 control modes:
The main one is automatic operating mode – the UAV’s flight route is preliminarily assigned and variable predefined tasks are performed in fixed waypoints, e.g. cargo dropping or landing.
The second one is managed mode – the external pilot can manage the UAV movement to targeted waypoints by means of computer mouse & keyboard control in GCS.
The third one is semi-automatic control mode. It is used in flight test programs and for specific mission requirements, when the UAV is controlled by external pilot via remote radio control.
The remote pilot plots the route on the GCS with consideration for terrain specifics and hazards. Additionally, airborne LIDAR scanners provide minimum safe altitude directions, taking into account any obstacles on the route.
In order to provide a safe altitude flight and ensure obstacle avoidance the UAV is equipped with a combination of systems on-board, including LIDAR, a barometric pressure altimeter, and a GNSS positioning function.
The engines used on the UAV are highly reliable, but in the unlikely event of engine failure the UAV will retain control and conduct an emergency landing onto a safe spot in autorotation mode of the bearing propeller.
In the case of connection loss with GCS the UAV can either continue the mission or return to the take-off point, depending on the option selected.
The UAV is designed in such way that its fuselage understructure is intended for arrangement of various types of payload, e.g. agricultural, fire-fighting, shipping or rescue equipment. To ensure the most effective operation it is recommended to hold a UAV fleet, ready to respond to the specific operational requirement instantly. Since AURA Group is positioned not merely as a manufacturer and operator but also as a design bureau, we have all the capabilities to manufacture the rotorcraft applicable for any customer need.
In every country the regulation of airspace is different, and each regulatory body is at a different stage of airspace democratisation. Our sales and development team work closely with clients and regulatory authority representatives to obtain licensing and permits in countries and areas of operation.
As any other vehicle (including cars) AURA-100 has some weather conditions restrictions, e.g. it cannot be used in squally winds or tempests, but the range of allowable wind velocities is wide enough. The wind velocity limit is equal to 25 m/s at take-off or landing phase of flight as calculated.
AURA-100 UAVs can be operated rain, snow or overcast without restrictions with the exception of icing weather conditions. In case someone needs to operate the UAV in icing weather conditions the applicable model type can be developed according to the customer’s request.
AURA-100 has been constructed as a heavy-load drone, able to carry up to 100 kg of payload. With the continued engineering development of AURA-100 the weight of available payload has now been further increased to 120 kg. However, depending on purpose of use we can adjust the size of fuel tank and carrier container to carry smaller loads and therefore travel longer distances or at higher speed. To request more precise specifications, get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org