Hyperion is the largest vehicle WARG has built to date. Designed and built from 2004 to 2008, Hyperion boasts a 4.3 meter wing span and two electric motors around three horsepower each.
Hyperion’s namesake is from ancient Greek mythology, meaning “he who goes above”, and rightfully so. Built to compete in the International Aerial Robotics Competition, this UAV was outfitted to complete many mission specific tasks, including identifying target buildings and obtaining visual reconnaissance information.
Once soaring above competitors in terms of size and speed, Hyperion now resides in the WARG bay, inspiring current team members as they work on the group’s latest projects.