EXPONENTIAL 2017: Northwest UAV NW-44 Engine Hits Milestone
Over 1000 combat flight hours achieved
The Northwest UAV NW-44 Multi-Fuel Engine has successfully logged over 1,000 combat flight hours, demonstrating its value to the unmanned aerial systems (UAS) community.
Built specifically for small UAS (SUAS) that require extreme endurance and high reliability, the NW-44 Engine is a lightweight, multi-fuel UAV engine that is easily configured to meet mission requirements. The NW-44 engine supports smaller aircraft, with approximate weights between 40-75lbs., that need to remain quiet for a long period of time. In other words, it is a heavy-duty, hardworking, reliable engine for a considerably small UAV.
“Early on we recognised the need to develop professional grade engines for the UAV industry. Hobby engines are fine for initial UAV development, but when you fly 15-20 hours a day in theatre with temperatures exceeding 40c, you will quickly reach the limitations of a hobby grade engine, with very disappointing results,” Chris Harris, President and Owner of Northwest UAV, remarked. “The NW-44 Multi Fuel Engine was developed with reliability, durability and fuel efficiency at the forefront with low weight and cost of ownership a close second. Program managers and airframe designers should take note of this COTS engine solution as it is a complete engine system ready to install with little to no development or engineering costs.”
“We are very proud of the team we’ve built over the years and the family friendly company culture we have maintained” Heather Sorenson, Northwest UAV Director/Compliance Officer, said. “Even as we continue to grow, our entire team – from the engineers and technicians to administrative staff – remains collaborative, and maintains a balance between innovation and pragmatism. That collaboration is what keeps us successful.”
The NW-44 Engine alongside other NW UAV products is showcased at AUVSI XPONENTIAL booth #2031.
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