Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Yamaha’s industrial unmanned helicopter can carry up to 50 kg

Yamaha Motor has unveiled the latest rendition of its industrial-use unmanned helicopter FAZER R G2 with improved delivery functions and performance. Engineers at Yamaha have developed a machine with a redesigned large main rotor, an effective payload capacity of 50 kg, and an improved propulsion system.

The FAZER R G2 features a newly designed large main rotor with an increased radius of 1.8 meters, up from the 1.56 meters of the original. Its modified shape improves the cooling performance, and the change has increased the payload by 10 kg and improved the propulsion performance.

In addition, by optimizing the fuel tank capacity and adopting a lightweight camera and lithium-ion battery, the unmanned helicopter achieves a maximum payload of 50 kg, which is 15 kg more than the conventional model. The payload capacity depends heavily on weather conditions, altitude, and working environment.

New FAZER R G2 promises significantly improved payload with increased thrust and lighter weight.
New FAZER R G2 promises significantly improved payload with increased thrust and lighter weight. Credit: Yamaha Motor

Yamaha’s FAZER R G2 measures 3,908 mm in length, 734 mm wide, and 1,226 mm high. It is powered by a liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, 2-valve overhead-valve, 2-cylinder horizontally opposed engine that produces 20.6 kW and runs on regular gasoline. The control system is based on the original technology developed by the company.

Yamaha says its original model required at least 29 flights to carry 1 ton of material, but the new model can complete the work in a minimum of 20 flights. This could contribute to a reduction of construction period requirements, costs, labor, etc.

The industrial-use unmanned helicopters can be used in a wide range of industrial applications such as the inspection of infrastructure, including power transmission lines, surveying/observation, photography, security, etc.

The FAZER R G2 helicopter will be exhibited at the ‘1st Drone Summit’ to be held at the Kobe International Exhibition Hall on September 1st, 2022.

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