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  • NEWS | --Helicopters UAV & Drones

    Phenix Half-Pint Drone First Flight

    Phenix Solutions in Oregon completed maiden flight of its delivery drone Half-Pint, a turbine powered vtol with a payload of 250 lbs ~ 113 kg

    * The Half Pint is a smaller version of their heavy lift Ultra 2XL (powered by RR300) showcased at the Heli-Expo in Atlanta


    Phenix Half-Pint Drone First Flight

    Phenix Solutions, May 24, 2023 - McMinnville, OR – Phenix Solutions is proud to announce successful completion of company flight test with their Multi-Capable Distribution Platform – Demonstrator known as the “Half-Pint”, last week.

    The Half Pint was showcased alongside the Company’s larger Heavy Lift UAS Aircraft the Ultra 2XL in Atlanta at the HAI Heli-Expo in March 2023. Since Heli Expo, Phenix Solutions prepared the Half Pint for a Medium Utility Lift System Flight Tests at our FAA UAS Flight Test Range.

    Brian Riese, President and CEO of Phenix Solutions, expressed excitement about the week-long test by saying, "The Half Pint is a very capable aircraft and shows promise as a Utility Lift System. These tests further validate the use case and gave us confidence in the aircraft with its ease of operation and control performance. These tests punctuate the technical competencies of the entire Phenix Solutions Team and provides further evidence of our commitment to excellence and innovation. Our customers require high-performance UAS aircraft; the Half Pint, and the flagship Ultra 2XL certainly deliver against those demanding expectations.”

    The Half-Pint is a turbine powered aircraft and has a useful payload of roughly 250 lbs. Combined with a low operating cost, the Half Pint is an ideal aircraft for customer entry into the Medium Cargo UAS marketplace. Next up for the Half Pint, Phenix will conduct a Distribution Platform Cargo Demonstration for one of our customers, as well as participation in an AAM Flight Demonstration in conjunction with our Teammates at the University of Alaska later this summer.

    About Phenix Solutions, Inc.   : Phenix Solutions is an employee-owned small business and non-traditional Defense Contractor building a reputation as a leader in design, manufacturing, and certification for Heavy-Lift UAS, the Ultra 2XL. Phenix solutions targets only certificate products to meet both military and commercial needs in the UAS industry. Phenix spotlights the adaptive technology and COTS strategy to advance their goals.

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