BDA’s H2O2 Tip-Jet design is fundamentally different to any conventional helicopter UAVs in the worldwide helicopter market today. BDA is so dramatically different than current UAV helicopter systems that it is projected to create a large international market of its own due to its compelling features. BDA utilizes two powerful small motors fitted at the rotor tips which resemble rocket nozzles. These nozzles propel the rotors getting power from the reaction of the H2O2 with the catalyst. Hydrogen peroxide is very safe environmentally and abundantly available.
The H2O2 travels through hollow rotor blades and reacts with a catalyst within the blade tip rockets, resulting in rotor blade rotation. The technology eliminates the need for primary and secondary mechanical drive trains and a tail rotor. The components that are not present within the UAV helicopter are often the cause of accidents and downtime in conventional systems.
In conventional UAV helicopters technology the mechanical linkage between the engine and the rotor blades creates torque, necessitating a tail rotor to counteract it. Transmissions, tail rotors, linkages, gear boxes, drive shafts, and disengage systems are all integral features of conventional helicopter designed systems. These features dictate the very high cost to build, buy and maintain these systems as well as the exceptional skill level to fly them. Lifetime costs including maintenance, downtime, overhauls and spare parts are substantially reduced due to the fact the H2O2 UAV has significantly fewer parts.