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Tianyi UAVs are Chinese UAVs developed by Nanjing Tianyi (meaning Sky One) Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Co., Ltd. (Tianyi, 南京天一无人飞行器有限公司) Some of its UAVs are jointly developed with Nanjing University of Science and Technology.

Nanjing Prefecture-level & Sub-provincial city in Jiangsu, Peoples Republic of China

Nanjing, formerly romanized as Nanking and Nankin, is the capital of Jiangsu province of the People's Republic of China and the second largest city in the East China region, with an administrative area of 6,600 km2 (2,500 sq mi) and a total population of 8,270,500 as of 2016. The inner area of Nanjing enclosed by the city wall is Nanjing City (南京城), with an area of 55 km2 (21 sq mi), while the Nanjing Metropolitan Region includes surrounding cities and areas, covering over 60,000 km2 (23,000 sq mi), with a population of over 30 million.

Nanjing University of Science and Technology

Nanjing University of Science and Technology, colloquially NJUST is one of the national key universities under the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China. It is a science-oriented university located in Xuanwu District in the east suburban area of Nanjing.

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Flying Fox 1

Flying Fox 1 (Fei-Hu Yi-Hao or Feihu Yihao, 飞狐一号) UAV is an experimental UAV developed by Tianyi to gain experience in carrier landing. Flying Fox 1 UAV is a fixed-wing UAV with a twin-boom layout, inverted v-tail, and tricycle landing gear. Propulsion is provided by a twin-blade pusher propeller driven by a gasoline engine mounted in the rear end of the fuselage. The Flying Fox 1 gained attention when it won the 500000 ¥ prize during the AVIC Cup International UAV Innovation Grand Price Competition (Zhong-Hai Gong-Ye Bei Guo-Ji Wu-Ren Fei-Xing-Qi Chuang-Xin Da-Jiang-Sai中航工业杯国际无人飞行器创新大奖赛) held in Beijing in February 2011. Specification: [1] [2]

Experimental aircraft aircraft built to test or develop aircraft design and technology

An experimental aircraft is an aircraft that has not yet been fully proven in flight. Often, this implies that new aerospace technologies are being tested on the aircraft, though the label is more broad.

Aircraft carrier Warship that serves as a seagoing airbase

An aircraft carrier is a warship that serves as a seagoing airbase, equipped with a full-length flight deck and facilities for carrying, arming, deploying, and recovering aircraft. Typically, it is the capital ship of a fleet, as it allows a naval force to project air power worldwide without depending on local bases for staging aircraft operations. Carriers have evolved since their inception in the early twentieth century from wooden vessels used to deploy balloons to nuclear-powered warships that carry numerous fighters, strike aircraft, helicopters, and other types of aircraft. While heavier aircraft such as fixed-wing gunships and bombers have been launched from aircraft carriers, it is currently not possible to land them. By its diplomatic and tactical power, its mobility, its autonomy and the variety of its means, the aircraft carrier is often the centerpiece of modern combat fleets. Tactically or even strategically, it replaced the battleship in the role of flagship of a fleet. One of its great advantages is that, by sailing in international waters, it does not interfere with any territorial sovereignty and thus obviates the need for overflight authorizations from third party countries, reduce the times and transit distances of aircraft and therefore significantly increase the time of availability on the combat zone.

Renminbi Official currency of the Peoples Republic of China

The renminbi is the official currency of the People's Republic of China. The yuan is the basic unit of the renminbi, but is also used to refer to the Chinese currency generally, especially in international contexts where "Chinese yuan" is widely used to refer to the renminbi. The distinction between the terms renminbi and yuan is similar to that between sterling and pound, which respectively refer to the British currency and its primary unit. One yuan is subdivided into 10 jiao, and a jiao in turn is subdivided into 10 fen. The renminbi is issued by the People's Bank of China, the monetary authority of China.

Training UAV Flying Sky

The training UAV Flying Sky (Fei-Tian or Feitian, 飞天) is a UAV of conventional layout with high-wing configuration and tricycle landing gear. The nose wheel has a fairing to reduce drag. Propulsion is provided by a two-blade propeller driven by a tractor engine mounted in the nose. [3] The training UAV Flying Sky is intended to be used as a lower cost training UAV for future UAV crews operating more expensive UAVs, such as the TY-HC series. Externally, this training UAV Flying Sky visually resembles a miniature version of the Cessna 152. [4] The training UAV Flying Sky has also been used in the development of the Flying Fox 1 experimental aircraft, designed to gain experience in carrier landing. [5]

Wing configuration Describes the general shape and layout of an aircraft wing

The wing configuration of a fixed-wing aircraft is its arrangement of lifting and related surfaces.

In fluid dynamics, drag is a force acting opposite to the relative motion of any object moving with respect to a surrounding fluid. This can exist between two fluid layers or a fluid and a solid surface. Unlike other resistive forces, such as dry friction, which are nearly independent of velocity, drag forces depend on velocity. Drag force is proportional to the velocity for a laminar flow and the squared velocity for a turbulent flow. Even though the ultimate cause of a drag is viscous friction, the turbulent drag is independent of viscosity.

Cessna 152 Two-seat tricycle gear general aviation airplane

The Cessna 152 is an American two-seat, fixed tricycle gear, general aviation airplane, used primarily for flight training and personal use. It was based on the earlier Cessna 150, including a number of minor design changes and a slightly more powerful engine running on 100LL aviation gasoline.

TY-DB3

TY-DB3 is an UAV in conventional layout with high wing configuration and tricycle landing gear system. Propulsion is provided by a three-blade propeller driven by a tractor engine mounted in the nose, powered by a Komatsu Limited 80 cc gasoline engine. [6] Specification: [7]

Komatsu Limited Japanese multinational corporation

Komatsu Ltd. or Komatsu (コマツ) is a Japanese multinational corporation that manufactures construction, mining, forestry, and military equipment, as well as industrial equipment like press machines, lasers and thermoelectric generators. Its headquarters are in Minato, Tokyo, Japan. The corporation was named after the city of Komatsu, Ishikawa Prefecture, where the company was founded in 1921. Worldwide, the Komatsu Group consists of Komatsu Ltd. and 266 other companies.

TY-HC30

TY-HC30 is a fixed-wing UAV in twin-boom layout with tricycle landing gear. Propulsion is provided by a two-blade propeller driven by a pusher gasoline engine mounted in the rear end of the fuselage. [8] [9]

TY-HC40 Sky Eye

TY-HC40 is a fixed-wing UAV in twin-boom layout with inverted v-tail. Propulsion is provided by a two-blade propeller driven by a pusher gasoline engine mounted in the rear end of the fuselage, and it has a tricycle landing gear system. [10] Specification: [11]

TY-HC75

TY-HC-75 UAV is a fixed-wing UAV in twin-boom layout with winglets and tricycle landing gear. Propulsion is provided by a three-blade propeller driven by a pusher engine mounted in the rear end of the fuselage, powered by a Limbach Flugmotoren 275 twin cylinder gasoline engine. [12] Specification: [13]

TY-Z10

TY-Z10 UAV is a fixed-wing UAV in twin-boom layout with inverted v-tail. Landing gear system consists of a pair of skids and propulsion is provided by a two-blade propeller driven by a pusher engine mounted in the rear end of the fuselage, powered by DL55 engine. [14] Specification: [15]

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  1. Flying Fox 1
  2. Flying Fox 1 UAV
  3. Training UAV
  4. Training UAV Flying Sky
  5. Flying Sky UAV
  6. TY-DB3 UAV
  7. TY-DB3
  8. TY-HC30 UAV
  9. TY-HC30
  10. TY-HC40 Sky Eye UAV
  11. TY-HC40 Sky Eye
  12. UAV
  13. TY-HC75
  14. TY-Z10 UAV
  15. TY-Z10