NUST Starfish 5. Specifications. A photo.
NUST Starfish 5. Specifications. A photo.

NUST Starfish 5. Specifications. A photo.


NUST Starfish 5 is a Chinese multi-purpose unmanned dual-use aircraft developed by the Nanjing University of Science and Technology.

Multifunctional unmanned airframe model NUST Starfish 5 is designed to perform a large number of various tasks, which include first of all the performance of reconnaissance flights, monitoring, patrol, observation and search missions, the implementation of aerial photography, etc. Thanks to all these features, the Chinese unmanned aircraft NUST Starfish 5 is very popular, however, according to some sources, in 2017, the serial production of the aircraft was suspended.

The Chinese unmanned aircraft NUST Starfish 5 is presented in an airplane-type configuration, and despite all its great capabilities, the drone has rather small overall dimensions, in particular, the length of the device does not exceed 2 meters 65 centimeters, while the wingspan is 3 meter 1 centimeter, and this is with a maximum take-off weight of 16,8 kilograms, which greatly simplifies the process of transport and operation of the UAV.

The multifunctional unmanned dual-purpose air vehicle is equipped with a single reciprocating gasoline internal combustion engine that is capable of accelerating the aircraft to the maximum possible flight speed of 120 km / h, while the effective range of missions is 100 kilometers, which is perfectly acceptable, taking into account the Drones targets.


Technical characteristics of NUST Starfish 5.


  • Length: 2,65 m .;
  • Wingspan: 3,01 m .;
  • Height: 0,82 m .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 16,8 kg .;
  • Cruising flight speed: 100 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 120 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 100 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 3600 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: unknown;
  • Power: unknown.



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