Avartek Boxer Hybrid is a gasoline powered unmanned aerial system (UAS, UAV, RPAS or drone). The main feature of Avartek Boxer is the hybrid system that provides all the flight energy by transforming gasoline into electric thru its onboard power generator for much longer flight times while maintaining the heavy payloads of large LiPo powered drones.
Instead of carrying heavy batteries the Avartek Boxer Hybrid is designed around a liquid cooled mini generator power plant that transforms gasoline into electrical power. Currently the Boxer generator is capable of delivering 4 kW of energy which translates to 5 kg of real payload and 2 hour flight times. This quadruples the flight mission lengths and provides easy on field operations due to the lack of battery management and charging problems.
The Boxer design is fully custom. The airframe was designed by Avartek in Solidworks and all parts are manufactured in Finland.
The whole copter is designed around the hybrid generator’s capabilities of producing 10x more energy than similar weight in LiPo batteries. 4 kg of gasoline provides 2 hours of flight time at MTOW 25kg, while a typical LiPo battery in this size of a drone of 11kg would only provide 30 minutes. 4 kg of gasoline (5 litres) equals 40 kg of LiPo batteries. On field operations greatly benefit from the very quick duty cycle of hybrid drone by offering easy refills instead of on battery management and recharging arrangements.
Avartek Boxer’s Pixhawk flight controller provides an easy to use system with unparalleled options for customisation both from flight controller, sensor and add on hardware as well from the software perspective.