FYFT A-series Unmanned Blimp: History
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FYFT A-series unmanned blimps are Chinese UAVs developed by Qingdao Fei-Yu (meaning Flying Universe) Aviation Science and Technology Co., Ltd. (FYFT, 青岛飞宇有限公司), and these unmanned blimps are named after their respective length. For example: if an A1 series blimp is 11 meter long, then it is named A1-1100, because 11 meters is equal to 1100 centimeters.

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1. A1-Series Unmanned Blimps

A1-series unmanned blimps are FYFT-developed blimps with a single gasoline-powered tractor engine propelled by a two-blade propeller.[1]

Model # A1-900[1] A1-1100[1] A1-1200[1] A1-1300[1] A1-1500[1]
Length (m) 9 11 12 13 15
Width (m) 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 3.2
Heigh (m) 3.5 3.8 4 4.1 4.5
Volume (m3) 27 33 48 55 90
Power plant 45 cc @ 4 hp or 62 cc @ 5.4 hp 62 cc @ 5.4 hp 62 cc @ 5.4 hp 80 cc @ 7 hp 80–100 cc @ 7–9 hp
Fuel Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline
Ceiling (km) 1 1 1.2 1.2 1.2
Max speed (km/h) 60 60 90 90 100
Cruise speed (km/h) 2–30 2–30 5–30 5–50 5–60
Max wind scale allowed for operation 4–5 4–5 5–6 5–6 5–6
Payload (kg) 3 5 10 15 25
Endurance (h) 3 4 4 5 6
Tailplane Cruciform tail or X-tail Cruciform tail or X-tail Cruciform tail or X-tail Cruciform tail or X-tail Cruciform tail or X-tail
Remote control radius (km) 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5
Remote control station Futaba 6 channel Futaba 6 channel Futaba 6–9 channel Futaba 6–9 channel Futaba 6–9 channel

2. A2-Series Unmanned Blimps

A2-series unmanned blimps are FYFT-developed blimps with a single gasoline-powered pusher engine propelled by a two blade propeller.[2]

Model # A2-900[2] A2-1100[1] A2-1200[1] A2-1300[1] A2-1500[1]
Length (m) 9 11 12 13 15
Width (m) 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 3.2
Heigh (m) 3.5 3.8 4 4.1 4.5
Volume (m3) 27 33 48 55 90
Power plant 45 cc @ 4 hp or 62 cc @ 5.4 hp 62 cc @ 5.4 hp 62 cc @ 5.4 hp 80 cc @ 7 hp 80–100 cc @ 7–9 hp
Fuel Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline
Ceiling (km) 1 1 1.2 1.2 1.2
Max speed (km/h) 60 60 90 90 100
Cruise speed (km/h) 2–30 2–30 5–30 5–50 5–60
Max wind scale allowed for operation 4–5 4–5 5–6 5–6 5–6
Payload (kg) 3 5 10 15 25
Endurance (h) 3 4 4 5 6
Tailplane Cruciform tail or X-tail Cruciform tail or X-tail Cruciform tail or X-tail Cruciform tail or X-tail Cruciform tail or X-tail
Remote control radius (km) 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5
Remote control station Futaba 6 channel Futaba 6 channel Futaba 6–9 channel Futaba 6–9 channel Futaba 6–9 channel

3. A3-Series Unmanned Blimps

A3-series unmanned blimps are FYFT-developed blimps with twin gasoline-powered engines, one in the front, and one aft.[3]

Model # A3-1200[3] A3-1300[3] A3-1400[3] A3-1500[3] A3-1600[3]
Length (m) 12 13 14 15 16
Width (m) 2.7 2.8 3 3.2 3.5
Heigh (m) 4 4.1 4.3 4.5 4.8
Volume (m3) 48 55 68 90 108
Power plant 62 cc @ 5.4 hp 62 cc @ 5.4 hp 80 cc @ 7 hp 80–100 cc @ 7–9 hp 80–100 cc @ 7–9 hp
Fuel Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline
Max speed (km/h) 80 80 80 90 90
Cruise speed (km/h) 5–40 5–50 5–60 5–70 5–70
Max wind scale allowed for operation 5–6 5–6 5–6 5–6 5–6
Payload (kg) 10 15 20 25 30
Endurance (h) 4 5 5 6 6
Tailplane Cruciform tail or X-tail Cruciform tail or X-tail Cruciform tail or X-tail Cruciform tail or X-tail Cruciform tail or X-tail
Remote control radius (km) 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5
Remote control station Futaba 6–9 channel Futaba 6–9 channel Futaba 6–9 channel Futaba 6–9 channel Futaba 6–9 channel

4. A4-Series Unmanned Blimps

A4-series unmanned blimps are FYFT-developed blimps with twin gasoline-powered engines propelled by a two ducted fans.[4]

Model # A4-1200[4] A4-1300[4] A4-1400[4] A4-1500[4] A4-1600[4]
Length (m) 12 13 14 15 16
Width (m) 2.7 2.8 3 3.2 3.5
Heigh (m) 4 4.1 4.3 4.5 4.8
Volume (m3) 48 55 68 90 108
Power plant 62 cc @ 5.4 hp 62 cc @ 5.4 hp 80 cc @ 7 hp 80–100 cc @ 7–9 hp 80–100 cc @ 7–9 hp
Fuel Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline
Max speed (km/h) 80 80 80 90 90
Cruise speed (km/h) 5–40 5–50 5–60 5–70 5–70
Max wind scale allowed for operation 5–6 5–6 5–6 5–6 5–6
Payload (kg) 10 15 20 25 30
Endurance (h) 4 5 5 6 6
Tailplane Cruciform tail or X-tail Cruciform tail or X-tail Cruciform tail or X-tail Cruciform tail or X-tail Cruciform tail or X-tail
Remote control radius (km) 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5
Remote control station Futaba 6–9 channel Futaba 6–9 channel Futaba 6–9 channel Futaba 6–9 channel Futaba 6–9 channel

5. A5-Series Unmanned Blimps

A5-series unmanned blimps are FYFT-developed blimps with twin gasoline-powered engines propelled by a two adjustable ducted fans.[5]

Model # A5-1200[5] A5-1300[5] A5-1400[5] A5-1500[5] A5-1600[5]
Length (m) 12 13 14 15 16
Width (m) 2.7 2.8 3 3.2 3.5
Heigh (m) 4 4.1 4.3 4.5 4.8
Volume (m3) 48 55 68 90 108
Power plant 62 cc @ 5.4 hp 62 cc @ 5.4 hp 80 cc @ 7 hp 80–100 cc @ 7–9 hp 80–100 cc @ 7–9 hp
Fuel Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline
Max speed (km/h) 80 80 80 90 90
Cruise speed (km/h) 5–40 5–50 5–60 5–70 5–70
Max wind scale allowed for operation 5–6 5–6 5–6 5–6 5–6
Payload (kg) 10 15 20 25 30
Endurance (h) 4 5 5 6 6
Tailplane Cruciform tail or X-tail Cruciform tail or X-tail Cruciform tail or X-tail Cruciform tail or X-tail Cruciform tail or X-tail
Remote control radius (km) 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5
Remote control station Futaba 6–9 channel Futaba 6–9 channel Futaba 6–9 channel Futaba 6–9 channel Futaba 6–9 channel

6. A6-Series Unmanned Blimps

A6-series unmanned blimps are FYFT-developed blimps with twin gasoline-powered engines propelled by a two adjustable ducted fans, and it is a development of earlier A5-series UAV.[6]

Model # A6-1200[6] A6-1300[6] A6-1400[6] A6-1500[6] A6-1600[6]
Length (m) 12 13 14 15 16
Width (m) 2.7 2.8 3 3.2 3.5
Heigh (m) 4 4.1 4.3 4.5 4.8
Volume (m3) 48 55 68 90 108
Power plant 62 cc @ 5.4 hp 62 cc @ 5.4 hp 80 cc @ 7 hp 80–100 cc @ 7–9 hp 80–100 cc @ 7–9 hp
Fuel Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline
Max speed (km/h) 80 80 80 90 90
Cruise speed (km/h) 5–40 5–50 5–60 5–70 5–70
Max wind scale allowed for operation 5–6 5–6 5–6 5–6 5–6
Payload (kg) 10 15 20 25 30
Endurance (h) 4 5 5 6 6
Tailplane Cruciform tail or X-tail Cruciform tail or X-tail Cruciform tail or X-tail Cruciform tail or X-tail Cruciform tail or X-tail
Remote control radius (km) 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5
Remote control station Futaba 6–9 channel Futaba 6–9 channel Futaba 6–9 channel Futaba 6–9 channel Futaba 6–9 channel

7. A7-Series Unmanned Blimps

A7-series unmanned blimps are FYFT-developed blimps with a single gasoline-powered engines propelled by a single adjustable ducted fan. Under the wind scale 3, it can be operated by a single operator.[7]

Model # A7-900[7] A7-1100[7] A7-1200[7] A7-1300[7] A7-1400[7]
Length (m) 9 11 12 13 14
Width (m) 2.6 3 3.2 3.4 3.8
Heigh (m) 3.5 3.8 4 4.1 4.3
Volume (m3) 24 33 48 55 68
Power plant 45 cc @ 4 hp or 62 cc @ 5.4 hp 62 cc @ 5.4 hp 62 cc @ 5.4 hp 62 cc @ 5.4 hp 80 cc @ 7 hp
Fuel Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline
Max speed (km/h) 60 60 80 80 80
Cruise speed (km/h) 2–30 2–30 5–40 5–50 5–60
Max wind scale allowed for operation 4–5 4–5 5–6 5–6 5–6
Payload (kg) 3 8 10 15 20
Endurance (h) 3 4 4 5 5
Tailplane Cruciform tail or X-tail Cruciform tail or X-tail Cruciform tail or X-tail Cruciform tail or X-tail Cruciform tail or X-tail
Remote control radius (km) Futaba 6–9 channel Futaba 6–9 channel Futaba 6–9 channel Futaba 6–9 channel Futaba 6–9 channel

The content is sourced from: https://handwiki.org/wiki/Engineering:FYFT_A-series_unmanned_blimp

References

  1. "FYFT A1 series blimps". http://www.fyft.com/products_A1.shtml. Retrieved Jun 2009. 
  2. "FYFT A2 series blimps". http://www.fyft.com/products_A2.shtml. Retrieved Jun 2009. 
  3. "FYFT A3 series blimps". http://www.fyft.com/products_A3.shtml. Retrieved Jun 2009. 
  4. "FYFT A4 series blimps". http://www.fyft.com/products_A4.shtml. Retrieved Jun 2009. 
  5. "FYFT A5 series blimps". http://www.fyft.com/products_A5.shtml. Retrieved Jun 2009. 
  6. "FYFT A6 series blimps". http://www.fyft.com/products_A6.shtml. Retrieved Jun 2009. 
  7. "FYFT A7 series blimps". http://www.fyft.com/products_A7.shtml. Retrieved Jun 2009. 
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