IWATA, August 22, 2022 -- Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
(Tokyo:7272) announced today that the company has further strengthened the functions and performance of the
industrial-use unmanned helicopter FAZER R G2. Specifically, the transport & delivery services have been
enhanced by utilizing the automatic navigation version of the model to bolster the company's response to the
expansion of transportation and delivery requirements in the sector.
By changing the design and specifications of each part, such as increasing the diameter of the main rotor
(rotor blade), FAZER R G2 achieves a maximum effective payload of up to 50kg* (15kg improvement on conventional
models). This new ability further contributes to solving problems in a wide range of industries, such as
material distribution in mountainous areas and longer-distance deliveries outside of the range of view.
*Effective payloads vary depending on the usage environment, weather conditions, and altitude, etc.
Solutions using industrial-use unmanned helicopters are expanding to a wider range of industrial
environments such as the inspection of infrastructure including power transmission lines, surveying/observation,
photography, and security etc. This has been especially evident in recent years as expectations are ever
increasing for more solutions to logistical issues, and further efforts are being made for more social
implementations in various fields.
The company has already put into practical use the transportation of power transmission line related
materials, etc. by consignment for an electric power company, transported products from remote islands in
collaboration with airline operators, and to mountainous areas in collaboration with home delivery companies.
The "1st Drone Summit" will be held at the Kobe
International Exhibition Hall on September 1st and 2nd sponsored by the Cabinet
Secretariat, Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Countermeasures Office, Hyogo Prefecture. At this event, Yamaha Motor will exhibit the FAZER R G2 delivery
model under the theme of "Yamaha Motor Advances the Challenges for Sky Business -Changing Logistics from the
FAZER R G2 Main
Features of the Delivery Model
Significantly improved payload with increased
thrust and lighter weight
The payload is one of the functions that has the
greatest impact on the efficiency of delivery operations. In the new FAZER R G2, the thrust is greatly
improved through the adoption of a newly designed large main rotor. The rotor with a radius of 1.8m, which
conventional model was 1.56m, has been reshaped and includes excellent cooling performance along with thrust
equivalent to an increase in payload of 10kg that is provided with the same output. In addition, by optimizing
the fuel tank capacity and adopting a lightweight camera and lithium-ion battery, the unit achieves a maximum
payload of 50kg, which is 15 kg more than the conventional model.
The conventional model required at least 29 flights to carry 1 ton of material, but the new model can
complete the work in a minimum of 20 flights, contributing to a reduction of construction period requirements,
costs, labor, etc.
|Overall Length x Width x Height
|Main Rotor Diameter
|Tail Rotor Diameter
|Maximum Take-off Weight
||120kg (temperature 20°C, 1 atm)
|Engine Type/Cylinder Arrangement
||Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, OHV, 2-valve, horizontally-opposed 2-cylinder engine
|Total Displacement/Bore x Stroke
||20.6kW at 6,000r/min
|Fuel Type/Fuel Tank Capacity
||50kg (temperature 20°C, 1 atm)
||Yamaha Propriety System (YACS II, FMS4, etc.)
||73MHz (Manual control), 2.4GHz (Autopilot)