Mk1 and Mk2 Flamingo are now no longer in production. See the new Mk3 for up-to-date information.
Experience has shown that most customers have very definite preferences when it comes to the Avionics and Payload mix on any UAV. This fact, coupled with Government regulations regarding the restricted export of UAVs fitted with Navigation Avionics, has shaped our resolve to primarily concentrate on supplying the UAV industry with a range of elegant, versatile and aerodynamically efficient UAV airframes that can be tailored to customers requirements with ease.
We are well placed to work with our customers to provide tailored navigation and payload configuration design to meet mission requirements. Fitting of suitable avionics packages to customers specifications will be quoted as a separate item once the customers requirements are made clear. Silvertone will engage closely with your organization in order to understand your operational requirements and provide you with an accurate quote.
Designed as a fully modular airframe, the Flamingo provides UAV operators with an airframe that offers absolutely unique features not found in other small UAVs including the choice of single or twin boom conversion. The twin Boom Flamingo allows larger engines and propellers resulting in heavier payloads or greater endurance.
A very important benefit of the high aerodynamic efficiency of the Flamingo is its ability to operate with smaller engines than usually found in 4 metre UAVs. This naturally reduces the fuel requirement and improves endurance.
Additional benefits arising from the efficient aerodynamic design are the viceless flight characteristics combined with an excellent speed envelope, making the Flamingo an ideal UAV trainer. These characteristics are much appreciated by Flamingo operators around the world and are the most commented upon features of the Flamingo.