Here's an rare opportunity to purchase a full composite fixed wing UAV that has flown with NASA, NATO and the USAF.
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The VectorP UAV is a world class professional composite unmanned aircraft with exceptional payload and endurance capabilities. Designed for easy transport to and from the flight area, the VectorP assembles in approximately 15 minutes using ordinary tools. The durable composite construction is designed for years of handling and flight time. Flight quality is exceptional but does require an experienced UAV/RC pilot for consistent performance.
The VectorP UAV design has been flying since 2003 and remains in service throughout the world today. It has been used for a variety of missions including forest fire monitoring in California with NASA/USFS, the US Air Force and NATO operations, scientific aerodynamic research, multi-spectral imaging for the USDA, and more. It has passed and flown under FAA COAs as well as military range safety reviews. A documented history of the aircraft is available through Maryland Aerospace,Inc. Unlike most inexpensive asian built model airplanes, the VectorP airframe was made in the USA by leading composites builder Jeff Foley (Foley Mfg) of Top Gun fame.
This low flight time (8 hours) example for sale is the last of the line built between 2000-2010 and features several design improvements targeted to boost performance and reliability. Wingspan is 103", total length (fuselage/tail) is 101", current RTF (dry) weight is 45 pounds including 6 lbs. of nose ballast (swappable for payload). Perfect for Part 107 operations. It is equipped for manual line of sight flying (LOS) and DOES NOT have an autopilot. Flight duration is approximately 2 hours as equipped (weather, environment, configuration dependent). Total payload and fuel up to 30 pounds, MTOW 80lbs. It has been demonstrated to fly up to 10,000' MSL and when equipped with Micropilot or Cloud Cap autopilots with standard comm.link, range is 10 miles LOS. As sold, radio equipment features Spektrum DX9 Transmitter with receiver and telemetry module for altitude,airspeed, rpm, and engine temp. Servos are Hitec digitals with twisted teflon wiring harness featuring locking connectors. Engine is a 60cc Twin cylinder gasoline two-stroke. Brand new, as equipped, from Maryland Aerospace, Inc., the VectorP originally sold for $37,100 (Mfg. quote available) Serial number 0802 is available for $7500. Also includes optional self contained fuel delivery system ($500 value). Regulated power distribution box included / Batteries required.
Sold "as is" with no warranty or guarantee. Video proof of flight, specific photos, and additional information are available, please inquire.
PREFER LOCAL PICK UP - CASH or BANK WIRE TRANSFER (Credit card accepted/additional fee applies)
(Shipping within the CONUS is available at additional costs including crating, insurance and delivery)
Note- This is not a model airplane, it is a professionally purpose built commercial UAV. The seller cannot be liable and responsible for the usage of the airframe, aircraft, or air system. The seller cannot be liable or responsible for any damage/s, injuries, or deaths caused by the buyer,pilot, or anyone operating the VectorP. Also please consult with your local regulatory authorities about the UAV systems flights rules and regulations. The VectorP can operate under Part 107 regulations provided it remains under 55 pounds.
Serious inquires only please. There is no rush to sell this aircraft.