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The Wasp Drone

This 1997 design was developed for the airborne video camera market. The Wasp is radio controlled, it is relatively low cost, and it can operate well in outdoor conditions. The tricycle landing gear enables the pilot to land on a smooth, open area, and to taxi the aircraft towards the mooring mast where one or two assistants can secure the Wasp to its mast. The payload capability can be tailored to suit individual needs. The Wasp has a 12V electrical system with 400W power capability.

The Hornet
1 or 2 Seater

The single seater has received much interest from kit aircraft builders (homebuilders) in the USA and abroad. It was designed to fit into the FAA's 51% rule, whereby the kit builder is required to manufacture/assemble 51% of the aircraft, to work with the support of their local EAA Chapter, and then to operate the aircraft under the Experimental category. The two seater is large enough to perform useful aerial work tasks, such as advertising, TV and radio news reporting, highway patrol etc. An uncertificated version is offered at about 1/2 the cost of the FAA certificated version.

Advanced Non-Rigid
30 Seater

This modern airship was developed by Advanced Airship Corporation, based at Jurby on the northwest corner of the Isle of Man. It has a vectoring wing and twin Allison 250 turboprop engines of 420 HP each. The ANR sets a new standard for capacity and innovation. Presently, the prototype is in storage in Shropshire, UK, while the owner seeks renewed investment for the stages of completion and airworthiness certification. When completed, the ANR will operate as an airborne ferry, competing with existing sea ferries on the routes where speed and convenience are a premium.

US Lighter Than Air - US/LTA-138S

This is a six seat, single engined, conventional blimp, built by US/LTA. The left photograph shows the prototype carrying marine scientific equipment, whilst the right photograph shows #01 Production ship flying for an advertising client.
US/LTA have one of these aircraft ready for refurbishment and operation, at their Eugene, Oregon facility. Interested parties should call Joe Olma of US/LTA on (541) 683 4983, or contact AHA.

Inwave (an associated company) manufactures highly effective fibre-optic nightsigns, for ground and airborne uses. Again, call US/LTA for information. US/LTA Web site for more information:

Light Utility Technology Demonstrator
4 Seater

The Light Utility was designed in 1983, the demonstrator was built in 1986 and was flown at various locations in Australia, as well as being displayed at airshows. The Light Utility 4 to 8 seater aircraft offers rugged performance for use from unprepared airfields; it's short take-off and landing capability allow it to "drop in" almost anywhere. The Light Utility is suitable for TV news gathering, patrol, advertising, and could operate well as an airborne "taxi" for accessing remote regions.

The Ardath
2 Seater

This 88 feet long model heralded the renewal of airships in the current era. It flew in Australia during 1977-78, before the British AD-500 did so at Cardington. The Ardath was developed by MANtainer Pty Ltd, based near Essendon Airport, Melbourne. It used twin snowmobile engines of 45 HP each, and timber propellers geared to 1/2 engine rpm with toothed belts. The prototype MA-1 was bought by a Texan syndicate in late 1978, and achieved further development and flight operations in Texas.

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