PRLog - Jan. 31, 2012 - CHATSWORTH, Calif. -- Previously the Ducted Fan technology was developed by US Navy and Mundus Group subsidiary, Roadable Aircraft Inc culminating with a Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) ducted fan Patent under a 3-year (CRADA) Co-Operative Research and Development Agreement with US Navy at Point Mugu Navy Base (NAWCWD) Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division between 2001 and 2004.
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Josef Obermeier CEO points out, ”The Air Drone UAV, designed and built by Mundus UAV aerospace director, Justin Chapman, is a wingless wonder. The Omni Drone as we call it is amazingly quiet, with zero emissions, lifts straight up at 100 feet per second carrying 25lb payload, and will ascend 20 feet per second with a 50lb payload and hover at whatever GPS (positioning and altitude) are designated. The test vehicle is undergoing payload configuration tests and is the first in a series of “Heavy Lifting” VTOL Safety Drones planned using the ducted fan for close operation to infrastructure and pedestrian proximity.
Ease of use is made simple with joystick familiarity and the self stabilizing counter rotating propellers within the carbon fiber duct protects the immediate vicinity from any exposure to propellers because they are completely enclosed making it ideal for close operation to buildings and infrastructure like dams and bridges which will be easier to examine with this VTOL platform. We have letters of interest from around the world and look forward to going into production and fulfilling orders”.
Mundus is interested in the market potential for Ducted Fan Technology potential as a replacement for existing RC UAV helicopters in service that would allow greater access with safer unexposed propellers that can go where no helicopter can go in silence with zero emissions fully VTOL operational in municipal observation, surveillance and urgent response situations for law enforcement, public safety and protection and those government agencies charged with insuring public and private property.
About Mundus Group, Inc.:
The Mundus Group, Inc. (MNDP) is an advanced aerospace technology consortium providing patented Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) technology for experimental aircraft and Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAV) since 1990 through its fully owned VTOL division, Roadable Aircraft International (RAI). From US Navy co-developed UAVs for aerial observation and environmental testing to advanced VTOL aerospace technology for civilian and military uses, Mundus Group, Inc. is developing revolutionary products with global potential for change that offers economic protection and growth opportunities for investors. Mundus is at the cutting edge of jet turbine-ducted fan technology and fuses a state of the art Mundus is at the cutting edge of jet turbine-ducted fan technology and fuses state of the art design engineering and a prototyping facility with computer assisted auto flight technologies, UAV VTOL Remote Controlled (RC) and composite technologies industry segments.
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