Composite Autonomous AircraftSymmetrix Tooling
Valkyrie Systems Aerospace came to us to shape a prototype of their latest unmanned aerial vehicle. The “Eagle” is amphibious, hovers like a helicopter, and flies with the power of a fighter jet.
Utilizing our 360-degree tooling capabilities, we created a precise one-quarter scale model of the Eagle. Our 5-axis machine, combined with the experience of our engineering and build teams, allowed us to create geometry that would otherwise be impossible to remove from a mold. In addition, the machined piece is more accurate than a hand-built model and was shaped in a matter of hours.
Cut from a single block of foam (with the exception of the winglets), the one-quarter scale model has a wingspan of 7.7 feet, measures 5.2 feet from nose to tail, and has a body height of 1.6 feet. The winglets were cut separately and shaped with keyways for attachment to the wings.
To learn more about this UAV, visit the Valkyrie Systems Aerospace website.