NWUAV is proud to announce the availability of the RCV Rotary Engine engineering and architecture for small UAV engine applications in the 1kW to 6kW range.
RCV Engines can be configured for multiple applications. Utilizing a patented rotary valve 4-stroke engine technology, these engines are available for unmanned aerial vehicles, micro power generation, and other defense and civilian uses.
These RCV single and twin cylinder engines are easy to calibrate and will provide consistent performance. Under controlled operating conditions there is minimal carbonization operating on heavy-fuels, making them a perfect choice for small to midsize drone engine applications.
The newest engine is the RCV20 Inline. A 4-stroke heavy-fuel micro engine, designed to replace battery powered UAV systems and significantly extend flight range beyond 8 hours.
The RCV Rotary Engine architecture
can be configured to achieve:
- Flight Durability: 400 Hours
- Power-To-Weight: 1 hp/lb
- Fuel Efficiency: 0.5 lb/hp hr
RCV Rotary Engine Options & Features:
- Dual ignition
- Clockwise or anticlockwise rotation
- Cooling fan and shrouds for helicopter use
- Multi-fuel operation
- Fuel Injection
- Side starting
- Twin cylinder engines can run on a single cylinder in limp home mode
- Muffler and Airbox designs available for low acoustic signature
With RCV Engines you can utilize a COTS solution or configure these small engines for specific UAV platform or drone application.
1Projected core engine weight. Weight does not include generator, propeller, ECU or fuel pump.
2Weight includes full engine assembly ready to run with fuel system, ignition, ECU and exhaust. Weight does not include propeller, generator or any cowling.