On May 7th, the V750 chopper took off and maneuvered for 10 minutes around the Weifang Tianxiang Aerospace Industry’s test flight center, before performing a clean landing. The prototype has a maximum load capacity of 80 kg, can travel a distance of 500 kilometers and stay airborne for more than four hours. It has a maximum speed of 161 km per hour and can reach an altitude of 3,000 meters.

Fans of 007 may well recognise the platform from You Only Live twice, it looks very much like its based on a Brantly B2B

B2Bs are the bad guys

A quick look at the Brantly site shows they are manufactured in China these days.

Brantly International Inc. is a privately held company with the head office located in Vernon, Texas. All manufacturing is being done at our parent facility in Qingdao, China.

Mr. Newby O. Brantly designed the B-2 model helicopter around 1953. The FAA granted the type certificate in 1959. Further improvements on this design led to, in 1963, the B-2B. The B-2B is the lowest priced three bladed, fully certified helicopter in the world. No other rotorcraft has the Brantly-designed outboard hinge on the main rotor blade that produces such an exceptionally smooth ride for a small helicopter.


By Gary Mortimer

Founder and Editor of sUAS News | Gary Mortimer has been a commercial balloon pilot for 25 years and also flies full-size helicopters. Prior to that, he made tea and coffee in air traffic control towers across the UK as a member of the Royal Air Force.