Nephele II

Nephele II was the aircraft designed and constructed for the first time our team competed in the Air Cargo Challenge. That took place in Zagreb, Croatia in 2017. Nephele II is a hybrid balsa-CFRP aircraft, which features a high-lift lightweight airframe, configurable geometry and a low cost design. Its tube fuselage, V-tail configuration and tractor design boosted its performance and made the team score the 12th place in the competition. The UAV had a fall during the competition, but it was repaired in 2 hours.

Technical characteristics:

  • Wingspan: 2.8 m
  • Wing Area: 1.23 m2
  • Aspect Ratio (AR): 6.374
  • Airfoil: S1210
  • Length: 2.67 m
  • Powerplant: AXI Gold 2826/10
  • Propeller: APC 13×7 Sport
  • Power: 740 W
  • Empty Weight: 3.6 kg
  • Payload: 6 kg
  • Take-off Weight: 9.6 kg
  • Cruise Speed: 13 m/s
  • Stall Speed: 8.6 m/s
  • Maiden Flight: 02/08/2017
  • Tail configuration:



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