Arcturus UAV Unveils JUMP Fixed Wing VTOL UAV

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Today Arcturus UAV unveils JUMP™, a vertical takeoff and landing system for their T-20 and T-16 fixed wing UAVs. Booms fitted with vertical lift motors and rotors are mounted to each wing to provide vertical lift for takeoff and landing. Vertical lift motors are shut off for winged flight and propellers are feathered longitudinally for minimum drag. Seamless transition to winged flight is achieved by the Piccolo autopilot using Latitude Engineering’s Hybrid-Quadrotor technology. All flight control is fully autonomous. Arcturus JUMP™ enjoys all of the versatility of a quad rotor while retaining the superior range and endurance of a fixed wing. JUMP™ fitted Arcturus air vehicles require no special launch equipment and do not require runways for launch or landing. JUMP™ can be easily transported and operated by only two technicians. Once on site, JUMP™ can be set up and ready for flight in less than 15 minutes. JUMP™ is available for order today. 

About Arcturus UAV: Located in Northern California, Arcturus UAV is a leader in the Small Tactical UAV market.  The company designs and builds advanced unmanned air systems for border protection, aerial mapping, search and rescue, and defense.

Speaking about the platform – D’Milo Hallerberg had this to say

“This is a pivotal moment in the history of small unmanned air vehicles. JUMP™ is to UAVs what the touch screen was to smart phones.” 

JUMP™ will break open the world market for UAS. Despite all the media coverage of UAS, few systems are actually sold. The market has largely been waiting on the sidelines for the right solution. JUMP™™ is the first UAV that comes without compromise and is what the world has been waiting for.” 

JUMP™ makes exciting UAV technology much more useful”

 

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Patrick Egan
Editor in Field, sUAS News Americas Desk | Patrick Egan is the editor of the Americas Desk at sUAS News and host and Executive Producer of the sUAS News Podcast Series, Drone TV and the Small Unmanned Systems Business Exposition. Experience in the field includes assignments with the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command Battle Lab investigating solutions on future warfare research projects. Instructor for LTA (Lighter Than Air) ISR systems deployment teams for an OSD, U.S. Special Operations Command, Special Surveillance Project. Built and operated commercial RPA prior to 2007 FAA policy clarification. On the airspace integration side, he serves as director of special programs for the RCAPA (Remote Control Aerial Photography Association).