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Flying Production unveils improved Da Vinci

Flying Production unveils improved Da Vinci
Flying Production unveils improved Da Vinci. Israel 39;s Flying Production
<p><strong>Israel&#39;s&nbsp;Flying Production has unveiled an upgraded version of its Da Vinci vertical take-off and landing unmanned air vehicle.&nbsp;Dubbed the &quot;Gen B&quot;, the development features a Controp electro-optical/infrared sensor and a micro data link.</strong></p> <p>&quot;The result is a game-changer &ndash; we have the only true multi-rotor system that can conduct a real mission in long ranges of 5-10km [radius],&quot; Ofir Zikry, co-founder of the company, tells Flightglobal.&nbsp;The new version is now being tested with a cellular interception payload, developed in Israel.&nbsp;Flying Production has also integrated new, mission-orientated flight modes, including point to target, camera guide and convoy.</p> <p>Zikry says client feedback is &quot;excellent&quot;, and adds: &quot;last month we delivered another nine systems to a eastern European country.&quot;</p> <p>Suitable for use in roles such as&nbsp;urban warfare,&nbsp;special operations,homeland security and civil applications, the Da Vinci has a minimum&nbsp;take-off weight of 12kg (26.4lb), and a maximum payload capacity of&nbsp;5.6kg. Maximum speed is 24kt (45km/h), and operations can be conducted at up to 2,000ft.</p> <p>An entire air system can be carried by one person, including a ground control station equipped with&nbsp;software to enable automatic take-off and landing and autonomous flights.</p> <p><img alt="Asset Image" src="https://www.flightglobal.com/assets/getasset.aspx?itemid=65365" style="margin:0px" /></p> <p>Flying Production</p> <p>Meanwhile, Zikry reveals the company is developing a long-endurance version of the Da Vinci, which will double the type&#39;s maximum flight time from 90min to 3h.</p>