Michigan company Ricardo recently announced it will launch a new engine for unmanned aircraft that will have military and private uses.
A press release says the Wolverine 3 engine will be tested this summer.
According to the release:
The first engine in the family – the Ricardo Wolverine 3 – is designed to power lightweight aircraft and use military-spec heavy fuels. It is a 3.1-horsepower, two-cylinder, two-stroke, air-cooled engine with spark ignition, direct fuel injection and 500 watts of on-board power, thanks to an integrated starter-generator. Ricardo is studying plans to develop Wolverine engines to power UAVs with heavier payload and greater range and endurance requirements.
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