RECAL is associated with the design, development and testing of power plants for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). This laboratory can design and develop Wankel Rotary Combustion engine of 1 to 120 hp power range. The facility has successfully developed and flight tested a 55 hp Wankel engine for DRDO’s tactical UAV. Further this engine has been airworthiness certified by CEMILAC. Presently, this facility is involved in the development of a 65 hp Wankel rotary engine for an upgraded UAV of DRDO. The spin-off Wankel engine versions are being adapted for other applications like compact generator, out-board motor, powered hang glider, boats and hybrid vehicles.
Wankel engine mounted in a thrust test rig
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