Insectothopter. Specifications. A photo.
Insectothopter. Specifications. A photo.

Insectothopter. Specifications. A photo.


Insectothopter - American miniature unmanned aerial vehicle developed in 70-ies CIA experts.

The design of the unmanned aerial vehicle was conducted by American specialists in the field of aerospace systems and technologies from the middle of the 60-ies of the last century. This device was supposed to be used as a miniature reconnaissance vehicle used both in open terrain and in enclosed spaces. In fact, the Insectothopter unmanned aerial vehicle is a miniature device for espionage, and its ability to perform a flight is nothing more than a method of inconspicuous, or unobtrusive movement in space.

According to 2015 years, in the world there was only a single instance of this unmanned machine is controlled by a radio signal, and, this is due primarily to the costly development of the project and a very low its effectiveness, because in addition to recording devices, UAV Insectothopter equipped with no more than what tracking-or devices. Furthermore, the actual use of unmanned Insectothopter apparatus was very difficult due to its low weight, which caused the problem with the meter speeds of over 5 m \ s.

Miniature size drone Insectothopter are full-sized dragonfly, particularly when the length of the device in 4,6 cm, span of its wings is about 5 centimeters, which makes it fairly unobtrusive, but in terms of aerodynamics, the drone does not have the necessary compliance forms and dimensions.

Powerplant UAV presented a miniature gas engine that can reach a maximum speed of flight in 10 km \ h., And, as a means of traction, using elements of primaries that repeats dragonfly flight.


Specifications Insectothopter.


  • Length: 0,046 m .;
  • Wingspan: 0,05 m .;
  • Height: 0,02 m .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 0,008 kg .;
  • Cruising flight speed: 8 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 10 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 0,3 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 50 m .;
  • aircraft engine Type: Gas;
  • Powerplant: unknown;
  • Power: unknown.



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