Product Description

The ALPHA 800 AIRFRAME is the same airframe used by the renown ALPHA 800 UAS. This airframe has been engineered by Alpha Unmanned Systems specifically as a development platform to help customers integrate their own systems. 

Built using state-of-the-art design programs and aviation manufacturing standards, the Alpha 800 airframe accelerates your development efforts and is built for robust and reliable flight.

 







The extreme versatility of the ALPHA 800 AIRFRAME ensures that almost any project or mission can be accomplished. Using the ALPHA 800 AIFRAME ensures that development costs are reduced dramatically.

The ALPHA 800 AIRFRAME is a versatile platform that you can configure to your needs. Customers integrate their own autopilot, datalink and payload. And if desired, customers can reduce the development process further by choosing among our available subsystems..

Key Features of the ALPHA 800 AIRFRAME are as follows:

- Up to 5 kg of payload capacity available in 5 different configurations

- 3.6 L of fuel capacity that provides between 2 and 3 hours of flight (Depending on payload)

- Multiple plug-and-play subsystems available (PCM, POWER BOARD, AUTOPILOT, PAYLOADS)

Professional Support: We understand the difficulties of creating an aerial platform and we strive to make the use of our airframe as easy as possible. With the purchase of each Alpha 800 airframe, the following materials are included: 

- 3D model for payload integration

- Engine dynamometer data

- Control surfaces typical configuration

- Maintenance manual

- Payload bays recommended configurations

- Typical vibration pattern of payload bay and isolation guidance notes. 

With this documentation package, an engineer can define the payload location and subsystems in hours rather than days.  

The Alpha 800 airframe is delivered for assembly in three parts: the main assembly, landing gear and tail assembly. A technician will need approximately one hour to put everything together and to be ready to install the electronics.

Power Plant

 

Launch & Recovery

 

Two stroke gasoline engine

 

Vertical take-off & landing (VTOL)

 

Displacement

32 cc

Payloads

 

Maximum output

2.4 kwW

EO/IR, gyrostabilized, geo-referenced

 

Maximum torque

2.0 N-m

LIDAR, infrared or multispectral

 

Dimensions

 

Radio relay, Laser Altimeter, Transponder

 

Length

1.7 m

Structure Material

 

Height

0.6 m

Carbon fiber

 

Rotor diameter

1.8 m

Complete System Transport Case

 

Performance

 

Dimensions

1.80 m x 0.7 m x 0.9 m

Cruise speed

55 km/h

Optional weatherized/ruggedized

 

Endurance

2.5 hrs*

 

 

Ceiling

3.000 m

 

 

Weight

 

 

 

Max. take-off weight

14 kg

 

 

Max. payload

2.5 kg

 

 

*Typical endurance with 12.5 Kg of TOW, ISA and sea-level
 Maximum endurance at cruise speed 2 Hours 30 minutes.
 Maximum endurance 100% hover: 1 hour 45 minutes.
 Typical endurance (75% cruise  speed, 25% hover): 2 hours.

 

Payload bays (PB)

Number of configurations 2

Configuration 1 - PB 1, 3, 4, 5

Configuration 2 - PB 2, 3, 4, 5

PAYLOAD BAY 1 - MAIN SENSOR

Dimensions:

Typical weight: 1Kg

PAYLOAD BAY 2 - BELLY SENSOR

Dimensions:

Typical weight: 1.8Kg

PAYLOAD BAY 3 - PCM BAY

Dimensions:

Typical weight: 400gr

PAYLOAD BAY 4 - POWER BOARD BAY

Dimensions:

Typical weight: 300gr

PAYLOAD BAY 5 - AUTOPILOT BAY

Dimensions:

Typical weight: 180gr

Configuration

Includes

Highlights

A

Aluminum airframe with no electronic servos, autopilot or data link.

The option when weight is not critical and budget is very limited. (400 grams heavier than the carbon fiber version.)

B

Carbon fiber airframe with no electronic servos, autopilot or data link.

 

(A or B) - 1

Chosen airframe + on board generator.

Includes installed brushless generator and power board: Max output 100W, 5S backup battery not included.

(A or B) - 2

Chosen airframe + PCM and Ground Data Link.

PCM V3.

(A or B) - 3

Chosen airframe + on board generator + PCM and ground data Link.

 

(A or B) - 4

Chosen airframe + on board generator + PCM and ground data Link

Same as above and also includes the following sensors installed and calibrated:

1 x CHT

1 x RPMs sensor

1 x Fuel sensor

1 X Weight on Wheels sensor

Optional Subsystems

Vector Autopilot

Power & Communications Module (PCM)

Power board (On board generator)

Ground Control Station (Gcase + GTrack)