General Information
Type Elf-D
Function Experimental UAV
Year 1979
Crew None
Type Nelson
Power 48hp
Size (m)
Length 5.40
Wingspan 5.86
Wing area 6.16m2
Weights (kg) and loads
Loaded 360
Wing Load 58.4 kg/m2
Power load (kg/hp) 7.5
Speed (km/h)
Maximum 195
Stall 80
g-Loads -2 +7
Climb (m/sec)
at 0m 2.5

Elf-D remotely controlled airplane (MAI)

"Elf-D" experimental unmanned airplane (OSKBES MAI)

Elf-D was developed at MAI within research program "Distantsia" ("Distance"). NII AS DPLA issued TZ (specifications) for this project to investigate opportunities to control aircraft of the "Elf-D" class using TV systems.

Special operator control desk was designed an built.

Two "Elf-D" were built, trials took place but the outcome is unknown.

Picture used for the background, found at this site


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