JETWIND RQ-17

MISSION ADAPTATIVE CONFIGURATION | 3 in 1 SOLUTION

The RQ-17 ION follows the Mission Adaptative Configuration concept created by JETWIND. It is the solution in diverse scenarios where usually more than one platform is required meaning high acquisition costs (at least the costs of 2 platforms, e.g. a quadrotor and a fixed wing) also adding Training and Maintenance complexity to the end user operation.

The RQ-17 ION F3 can assume 3 different configurations, in a easy process optimized for field set up.​ (see variants F1, F2, QUAD 1 and QUAD 2): it is the first 3 in 1 solution for multi-role  civil or military missions.

Hobby drones do not comply with standards while the RQ-17 ION is currently under certification by competent aeronautical authorities. The RQ-17 ION design has Patent Pending in the Brazilian INPI (National Institute of Intellectual Property) and the Swiss WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) and follows the best practices of the aeronautical industry being a true dual employment platform.

To solve the equation "fixed-wing performance + rotary-wing operational flexibility" the RQ-17 ION is a VTOL (Vertical Takeoff and Landing) aircraft, a similar concept employed succesfully in the Hawker Siddeley/BAE Harrier.

In comparison with conventional RPAS, the RQ-17 ION efficiency is highlighted by its features as:

  • takeoff from limited areas with no need of catapult

  • precision landing with maximum protection to the payload without parachute or airbags

  • mission adaptative design with ease field configuration

  • payload agnostic

  • reliable avionics and ground electronics complying with Aeronautical / MIL-STD

JETWIND RQ-17 ION Datasheet

FIXED WING

Variants F1 | F2 | F3

F1: fixed wing only (C)

F2: fixed wing + quadrotor (E)

F3: fixed wing + quadrotor + tethered (E)

Fixed wing features:

Wingspam: 3,50 m

Lenght: 1,95 m

Maximum Takeoff Weight (MTOW): 16,00 kg

Payload (typical): 1,50 kg

Endurance: 5 h (C)  | 1.2 h (E)

(C) - combustion tractor engine

(E) - all electric motors

QUADROTOR

QUAD 1

Width: 1,12 m
Lenght: 1,40 m
MTOW: 8,50 kg
Payload (typical): 1,50 kg
Endurance: 25 min

TETHERED

QUAD 2

Width: 1,12 m
Lenght: 1,40 m
MTOW: 8,50 kg
Payload (typical): 1,50 kg
Endurance: up to 10 h

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FIXED WING

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QUAD 1

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QUAD 2

1st VTOL FLIGHT TEST

The RQ-17 ION made its maiden flight on January 24th, 2018 at 06:53 PM at São Roque, São Paulo, with cross-winds of 10 - 11 kt. The transition was controlled manually and the fuselage used in the tests remains in our "hall of fame".

Currently the RQ-17 ION is equipped with an autopilot able to perform automatic takeoff and landing.

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