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HQ-60B TEST FLIGHTS
May 11, 2015

Latitude Engineering has conducted over 15 test flights of HQ-60B aircraft in the last month on two different airframes. The aircraft is the final version of the HQ-60 platform, which is designed for 12lbs of payload and > 15 hours of endurance. Two fuel injected engines are being evaluated for reliability and fuel economy during…

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JUMP 20 TEST FLIGHTS
January 9, 2015

Fort Hunter Liggett, CA. Latitude Engineering supports Arcturus UAV’s test flights of the JUMP 20(tm) with Hybrid Quadrotor technology. Several flights over two days culminated in final flights at full gross weight.

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HQ-60A TEST FLIGHTS
December 5, 2014

Tucson, AZ. Latitude Engineering conducted two test flights of the HQ-60A this week. The aircraft is a testbed for the HQ-60B, which is designed for 12lbs of payload and 15 hours of endurance, demonstrating the endurance achievable with the Hybrid Quadrotor concept.

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JUMP 15 DISPLAYED AT SEECAT
October 17, 2014

Tokyo, Japan. Hexadyne Corporation, representatives of Latitude’s Hybrid Quadrotor technology in Japan, displayed the Arcturus JUMP-15 at the Special Equipment Exhibition & Conference for Anti-Terrorism (SEECAT) show in Tokyo.

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HQ-40 TEST FLIGHTS
July 17, 2014

Florence, AZ. Latitude successfully demonstrates its Hybrid Quadrotor™ technology, performing the first completely autonomous flight test of the HQ-40. End-to-end flight operations are demonstrated, including vertical launch, transition to fixed wing flight, transition to hover, and landing. All segments of the flight are autonomous.

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AUVSI 2014
May 13, 2014

Latitude’s booth at the 2014 AUVSI Conference highlights Hybrid Quadrotor™ technology. Five different aircraft form three companies were on display, including the SilverFox from Sensintel and the JUMP™ 15 and JUMP 20 from Arcturus. The array of vehicles on display demonstrates the applicability of HQ technology to small UAS and it’s ability to expand the value of…

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ARCTURUS JUMP™ 15 SUCCESSFUL TEST
April 10, 2014

Latitude and Arcturus complete three days of flight testing of the JUMP 15. Arcturus utilized Hybrid Quadrotor™ technology to enable vertical launch and recovery of the venerable JUMP 15 airframe. Completely autonomous launch, transition to forward flight, fixed wing flight, transition to hover, and landing were tested.

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SNOWBIRD
February 24, 2014

Latitude Engineering kicks off its latest DOE Phase I SBIR project. The Snowbird, a converted Cessna 172 will provide a robust and economical platform for science missions. Initially slated to operate from Alaska’s North Slope, the Snowbird will allow use of instruments too large for other UAS in a demanding environment.

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AGU FALL MEETING
December 3, 2012

Latitude attends the 2013 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. Always on the lookout for areas where UAV’s can make a difference, Latitude seeks to understand the needs of the scientific community and to develop cost effective techniques to provide more and better tools for scientists.

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TOWED POD TESTED
July 23, 2012

Monterey, CA.  ZAI and Droplet Measurement Technologies enlisted Latitude to upgrade the control of a custom towed airborne pod. Researchers at Scripps Institute required higher precision in the control of the towed pod to accurately study phenomena at the air-sea interface. Latitude developed custom firmware and software for the Piccolo autopilot, enabling the use of a radar altimeter, and developing a…

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