Orbital UAVE engine technology for VTOL applications
Orbital UAVE piston and rotary engine technologies are well suited to VTOL UAV applications.
Orbital UAVE has developed prototype piston engines that are suitable for VTOL UAV’s, based on experience of high performance light weight recreational engines.
Rotary Engines can be the engine of choice for VTOL UAV’s, given the compact engine package. Traditional rotary engines have high fuel consumption and can present challenges starting and operating in cold conditions due to the nature of heavy fuels. Orbital’s FlexDI™ fuel injection system has the potential to resolve both of these issues.
The Orbital UAVE VTOL rotary engine is currently in development and testing.