One of unconditional advantages of drones – the ability to fly and work in areas of high risk, thereby saving people from unnecessary risk. Such a mission faces the helicopter drone JC260 intended for fighting forest fires.
Developer fire drone is a Chinese company QilingUAV. JC260 is equipped with two special bombs filled with flame retardant fluid. They can be dropped one at a time or together. Each of the bombs when you break the covering fire the area up to 50 cubic meters.
The flight of the drone is provided with two coaxial screws with a diameter of 3.6 meters, powered by two 34-horsepower gasoline engines with water cooling, which allow the drone to reach the speed of 100 km/h on One tank of gasoline lasts for 3-4 hours of the flight. JC260 length – 2,8 m, weight 260 kg, including bombs.
The drone is equipped with onboard video cameras and is controlled by a ground operator in real time. In order to drop bombs, just a single click of a button on the remote control.
Source — QilingUAV