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Tianxiang UAVs are Chinese UAVs developed by Beijing Tianxiang (meaning Sky Soars) Aerospace Science and Technology Co., Ltd. (Tianxiang, 北京天翔航宇科技有限公司). Tianxiang products covers a wide range of unmanned aircraft, including paragliders, helicopters, fixed wing airplanes and blimps. [1]

Beijing Municipality in Peoples Republic of China

Beijing, formerly romanized as Peking, is the capital of the People's Republic of China, the world's third most populous city proper, and most populous capital city. The city, located in northern China, is governed as a municipality under the direct administration of the central government with 16 urban, suburban, and rural districts. Beijing Municipality is surrounded by Hebei Province with the exception of neighboring Tianjin Municipality to the southeast; together, the three divisions form the Jingjinji metropolitan region and the national capital region of China.

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TX-20

TX-20 UAV is an octocopter with a pair of skids as landing gear. Most components of TX-20 are imported from Germany. [2] Specification: [3]

TX Blimp

Tianxiang has developed a series of unmanned blimps of various sizes, with designation ranging from TX-7 to TX-20, intended for various civilian and military applications. Most models share the same gondola to simply logistics and reduce cost. Specification: [4]

Blimp non-rigid airship

A blimp, or non-rigid airship, is an airship (dirigible) or barrage balloon without an internal structural framework or a keel. Unlike semi-rigid and rigid airships, blimps rely on the pressure of the lifting gas inside the envelope and the strength of the envelope itself to maintain their shape.

TX-300

TX-300 is an UAV developed by Tianxiang mainly for aerial survey / photography / cinematography missions. [5]

TX-2000 Clairvoyance

TX-2000 Clairvoyance (Qian-Li-Yan or Qianliyan, 千里眼) is an UAV in flying wing layout, with twin tails. Propulsion is provided by a two-blade propeller driven by a tractor engine mounted in the nose. Specification: [6]

Flying wing tailless fixed-wing aircraft with no definite fuselage

A flying wing is a tailless fixed-wing aircraft that has no definite fuselage. The crew, payload, fuel, and equipment are typically housed inside the main wing structure, although a flying wing may have various small protuberances such as pods, nacelles, blisters, booms, or vertical stabilizers.

Twin tail type of vertical stabilizer arrangement found on some aircraft

A twin tail is a specific type of vertical stabilizer arrangement found on the empennage of some aircraft. Two vertical stabilizers—often smaller on their own than a single conventional tail would be—are mounted at the outside of the aircraft's horizontal stabilizer. This arrangement is also known as an H-tail, as it resembles a capital "H" when viewed from rear - these were used on a wide variety of World War II multi-engine designs that saw mass production, especially on the American B-24 Liberator and B-25 Mitchell bombers, the British Avro Lancaster and Handley-Page Halifax heavy bombers, and on the Soviet Union's Petlyakov Pe-2 attack bomber.

TX-3000

TX-3000 is a high altitude, long endurance unmanned blimp and has been deployed by Chinese military and law enforcement agencies in various missions such as disaster relief and communication relay. [7] Specification: [8]

TX-10000

TX-10000 is an unmanned powered paraglider (San-Yi Wu-Ren-Ji, 伞翼无人机). [9] Various types of parachute can be utilized, and externally, TX-10000 somewhat resembles a smaller version of MMIST CQ-10 Snowgoose. TX-10000 is powered by a twin-cylinder 65 hp engine. [10] Specification: [11]

TX-20000

TX-20000 UAV is another unmanned powered paraglider developed by Tianxiang. [12] TX-20000 is the larger cousin of the smaller TX-10000, and it can either be deployed either as a powered version like TX-10000, or as an unpowered version. TX-20000 is the Chinese equivalent of MMIST CQ-10 Snowgoose and performs similar tasks. Specification: [13]

Multirotor

TX multirotor UAV is an unmanned helicopter with a total of sixteen rotors which are arranged in a very unusual way that is different than most multirotors currently in service. The layout of TX Multirotor is a large cross, and each arm of the large cross is a smaller cross. There are four rotors installed on each arm of the large cross, with two rotors on the tips of the shorter arm of the small cross. The remaining two rotors is mounted on longer arm of the smaller cross, with one on each side of the shorter arm, one of them halfway between the shorter arm and the tip of the longer arm, and the other halfway between the shorter arm and the base of the longer arm that is attached to the center of the multirotor. [14]

TX unmanned paraglider

TX unmanned glider is an unpowered unmanned paraglider intended for emergency communication relay in situations such as post disaster relief. Specification: [15]

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  1. Tianxiang products
  2. TX-20
  3. TX-20 UAV
  4. TX unmanned blimps
  5. TX-300
  6. TX-2000 Clairvoyance
  7. TX-3000
  8. TX-3000 UAV
  9. TX-10000 unmanned power glider
  10. TX-10000 UAV
  11. TX-10000
  12. TX-20000
  13. TX-20000 UAV
  14. TX multirotor
  15. TX unmanned paraglider