Independently Developed UAV Project Makes Important Progress


Professor Xiao Xiaowen, Head of Department of Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering at Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), has led a drone research team to develop drones for fully autonomous fixed-wing vertical take-off and landing flights.

The drones will be able to be used for logistics and transportation. The research team has recently completed flight and performance calibration tests of the 30% scaled-down prototype. The 1:1 prototype had its maiden flights on September 8 with an intensive series of test flights.