The unmanned aerial vehicle Orlan 10 is actively used by the Russian military during the war with Ukraine. And as we have already written before, in it and other Russian UAVs almost all components are imported. However, everything is much worse than you could imagine. The components are not just foreign, some of them are not intended for use in UAVs, not to mention the military technology in general.
Thanks to the YouTube channel Infocar, we managed to find out about some “incredible technologies” Russians used in Orlan 10. First, it is a block of cameras, in which an amateur Canon mirror camera is used instead of a built-in main sensor. It is fastened with a Velcro ribbon and easily disconnected from the body.
To prevent the camera from accidentally switching off during the flight, they just poured glue on the wheel which turns it on.
Secondly, another design invention in Orlan 10 is a fuel tank. Instead the Russians used an ordinary plastic bottle, which is closed by an ordinary plastic lid.
Despite the use of rather strange components, it should be noted that Orlan 10 is still a danger and can be effectively used to determine the positions of the Ukrainian military. So, it is necessary not to lose vigilance. Fortunately, such UAVs are easy to shoot down.