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Videos: Flights of the Genii

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Watch the first, eighth, and ninth flights of the Genii Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) built by WSU students.

Read more about drone research in “Things that Fly in the Sky”.

Genii Unmanned Aerial System First Flight

May 20, 2013

First flight of the Genii Unmanned Aerial System built by students at Washington State University. This project was funded on June 30, 2012 and completed the first flight on May 18, 2013. The long term goal is to fly with cryogenic liquid hydrogen fuel supplying a proton exchange fuel cell and electric motor (the test flight was powered by batteries).

Flight Time: 16 min
Takeoff weight: 19 kg
Maximum electrical power: 1500 W
Takeoff distance: 20 m
Landing distance: 30 m
Maximum ground speed: 23 m/s, 45 knott, 51 mph
Maximum altitude: 176 m AGL, 580 ft AGL
Location: Lewis-Clark Model RC Club at Mann Lake, Lewiston, Idaho

Video by Genii UAS students

Genii UAS Flights 8 and 9

Eighth and ninth flights of the Genii Unmanned Aerial System. These flights utilized the autonomous autopilot system. The autopilot can be programmed from the ground via computer link and GPS waypoints can be updated during flight.

Total Flight Time: 30 min
Location: Lewis-Clark Model RC Club at Mann Lake, Lewiston, Idaho

Video by Genii UAS students

Follow the progress of the Genii UAS students on their YouTube channel.

Categories: Engineering | Tags: Video, Drones, Unmanned aerial vehicles