A few months back we started preparing a new UAV, the X8 flying wing.
For the last 3 weeks we have been testing it in flight and we are definitely happy with it's performance.
The first manual flight tests (image above) resulted in a maximum endurance of 40 minutes but due to the slower flight profile the autopilot is able to maintain, the endurance was extended to 50 min.
The X8 now features an HD camera and a stealth look (image below).
We are also pleased to announce that our procedures and platform were approved for autonomous flight in the Irish airspace, by the Irish Aviation Authority! Good job everyone!
The next weeks will be spent tweaking the flight controllers PID parameters and minor bugs discovered during the flight tests.