ATG VTOL UAV Design and Performance
The ATG VTOL UAV is considered a transformer aircraft because of its ability to transform autonomously and on command into multiple configurations that expand its mission?s capability. From the lateral view, the AirShip is aerodynamic and hides the forward turbine assemblies while showing detail of the curved fuselage, rear V-Wing tail and canard supports. Ground speed acceleration is specified at 65 miles/hour within 5 seconds while traveling via motor in-wheel drive train. The vehicle redlines at 80 miles per hour while ground breaking to zero occurs from 60 miles per hour in 116 feet. Air speed climbs to 300 nautical miles per hour through a straight line path while power is ported to six twin ducted rotor electric turbine fans.