NASA GL-10 Greased Lightning. Specifications. A photo.
NASA GL-10 Greased Lightning. Specifications. A photo.

NASA GL-10 Greased Lightning. Specifications. A photo.


NASA GL-10 Greased Lightning - American hybrid unmanned aerial vehicle for scientific purposes, in 2014 developed by engineers of the US National Aerospace Agency.

UAV model NASA GL-10 Greased Lightning began to be designed by American specialists in the field of aerospace technology at the end of 2000-ies. The new device is intended to be used exclusively for research purposes, in particular, the new drone is a tiltrotor large size, which has 10 hybrid motors, which enables the system to perform the vertical takeoff and landing, as well as the acceleration to high flight speeds.


UAV Photos NASA GL-10 Greased Lightning


Dron Model NASA GL-10 Greased Lightning has made its first flight in 2014 year, however, the test actually wore "laboratory" in nature, in particular, the drone has been raised to a certain height, then, it was carried out the launch of its engines, and real well test this unmanned air tools are planned for the year 2018.

According to official data, the unmanned aerial vehicle model NASA GL-10 Greased Lightning can be used for tasks related to the exploration area, the implementation of patrol and observation flights, and others. Moreover, it is expected that in future transport drone can be created on the basis of the device capable to carry on its board loads of up to 2 tons.

Powerplant unmanned NASA GL-10 Greased Lightning air means is represented by two diesel generator engines, and ten electric motors, which are supposed to allow the device to reach a maximum speed of its movement in 120 km \ h.


Specifications NASA GL-10 Greased Lightning.


  • Length: 4,9 m .;
  • Wingspan: 6,1 m .;
  • Height: 0,9 m .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 180 kg .;
  • Cruising flight speed: 80 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 120 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 250 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 9000 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: hybrid;
  • Powerplant: unknown;
  • Power: unknown.


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