A-TechsynSYN’ s CGT45-SLT performed its first demonstration flight in Europe on the 27th of February 2018 at 2:00 PM.
The GCS operator and UAV pilot Oisin McGrath is the first Irish UAV pilot to perform a flight with an UAV over 25 kg in Ireland.
The CGT45-SLT is a VTOL (Vertical Takeoff and Landing) UAV with a wingspan of 4.5m, an endurance of 6 hours and a payload capacity of 4 kg. It is equipped with the state-of- the-technology Plug’nFly flight controller AvionicsMini. The product consists of a complete system with Ground Control Software, Hardware, Tracking Antenna and even a Flight Simulator that can be used to train new operators easily and safely.
The UAV is equipped with several safety functions such as return to home, redundant C2 links, battery and power generator, and even an ADSB transponder.
The demonstration consisted of a Vertical takeoff, loiter, waypoint navigation and vertical landing mission. The UAV deployed a dummy payload during the flight to demonstrate the retract mechanism it makes use of.
To maximise safety, this first flight was completed with a ceiling of 500 feet and only VLOS.
With continuous support of IDA, A-TechSYN established in Ireland in 2017. The company is one of the few UAV companies in EU which uses its in-house developed flight controller on its own-design and production UAV, with its self-developed GCS Software. The company is located in the Shannon Free Zone and is proud to be part of Shannon IASC Aviation & Aerospace Cluster.
For more see www.a-techsyn.com