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GT-1500 Remotely Piloted Aircraft System

Aircraft Specifications


Endurance: 6 hours
Cruise Speed: 100 knots
Max Speed: 140 kts
Max Ceiling: 10,000 feet
Normal Cruise Altitude: 1000 - 5,000 feet
Range: 500 nautical miles
Takeoff/Landing Speed: 35 knots
Max Payload Capacity: 65 lbs total


Type: Single Engine, Tractor, V-Tail
Engine: 240cc 2 Cylinder (gasoline)
Construction: Modular, Compression Molded Composite
Landing Gear: Retractable w/suspension & brakes
Wingspan: 16'10"
Length: 10'3"
Height: 3'6"
Weight (dry/no payload): 100 lbs
Weight (wet/no payload): 160 lbs
Weight (wet/payload): 245 lbs max
Gapless flight control surfaces
Inflight starter/generator (650 watts)
Leading & Trailing Edge Flaps
LED Navigation & Landing Lights
Reconfigurable for all autopilots
Forward Look Camera (FLC)
IR Night Landing System (IRNLS)(optional)

Payload Options

Centerline Fuselage Payload (25 lbs)
Wing Payload Stations (4) (optional - 10 lbs each)
Wing Fuel Tanks (optional)

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The GT-1500 RPAS is a modular unmanned aircraft system designed to fulfill multi-role applications in the short field takeoff and landing environment. The aircraft incorporates multiple high-lift devices and "all-composite" construction to enable flight operations in confined rural and urban areas. With the high-lift devices stowed, the specially-designed laminar-flow airfoil allows the GT-1500 to cruise in excess of 100 knots, reducing the "base to on-scene" flight time and extending its range. The fixed landing gear provides robust capability in rough-field operations. The retractable landing gear (optional) reduces drag and includes a rugged shock suspension system, steerable nosewheel and brakes on the main wheels. The powerplant is an air-cooled, twin cylinder engine that incorporates an electric starter for inflight start and a generator system capable of 650 watts of inflight power. An internal 5 gallon fuel supply and wing station fuel can provide endurance exceeding 10 hours and 500 nautical miles. On-site assembly, launch, and operation are accomplished with only 2 personnel in 30 minutes or less. The aircraft can launch and recover from semi-prepared surfaces. The aircraft utilizes high-intensity LED and/or IR lighting for night operations. Night landings are performed using a portable IR night landing system.

NOTE: The performance specifications listed above are calculated. The GT-1500 RPAS is currently under construction and scheduled for flight testing in 2016. Performance specifications will be validated during actual flight testing and are subject to change.

GT AERONAUTICS, LLC, 26 Elk Road, Cody, WY 82414-7810, Phone & FAX: (307) 587-5221