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66 G iven how many of the airframes and propellers in the professional UAV world first originated in books and workshops once centred on making RC model aircraft, it should be unsurprising that many specialist UAV power unit manufacturers also started life as makers of RC aircraft engines. In the past, many RC enthusiasts have turned their passion into businesses that offer high-end UAV services such as photography, cinematography and delivery. That translates into higher requirements of the endurance, efficiency and most of all safety of their propulsion systems. MVVS designs and builds UAV engines that shun complexity for the sake of reliability and long lifespans. Rory Jackson examines this, its leading product Keeping it simple April/May 2022 | Unmanned Systems Technology The 116 NP LC INJ is MVVS’ flagship engine for UAVs (Images courtesy of MVVS)