Air Robotics tests it's patent-pending construction methods and materials for UAS

Their proprietary aircraft structure and payload-independent airframe design enables them to design and develop sUAS that overcome the end-user and performance issues encountered by all other sUAS today (VIDEO).

Carbon fiber is a strong and lightweight material for manned aircraft.  As long as it is protected from hitting other objects, it outperforms metal. But resin-based construction materials (carbon fiber, fiberglass and reinforced plastics) were never intended to survive the rough handling small UAS confront in the field.  Resin-based materials crack and shatter when struck by objects at even medium velocities.  Any sUAS constructed from these materials is one incident away from never flying again.  Any sUAS manufacturer still using resin-based materials is using obsolete construction methods not suited for sUAS.

Not only is carbon fiber unsuitable for the high impact events, carbon fiber also blocks and reflects radio frequency energy.  Any sUAS using a carbon fiber skin will experience higher than normal data communications issues, loss of link and loss of GPS signal incidents. Users of carbon fiber sUAS report mission aborts rates as high as 70% due to communication and GPS issues.

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