Seriously, I have no idea how this drone (LUNA NG by EMT, Germany) will be powered and where the engine is supposed to go.
obviously there are no plans for a propeller or engine in the nose, the space between the twin tailbooms is too narrow for a propeller, there is no engine pylon on top of the fuselage like the one on the original LUNA drone, a jet engine between the tailbooms would burn up the elevator ...
No relevant info on google either, just general info about the aircraft.
It is likely that it has the same engine placement as the LUNA which is on top.
Originally Posted by MeiJoa
Probably on top like the last luna... just not on the mockup.
I think you are all right ... if one looks really closely, something can be seen in the "corner" (of the 2D Pic) between the left wing and the sloping backend from which the twin boom juts out that I think is a black propeller blade with a white tip, just like the old LUNA had. At first glance it looks like a part of the neon lighting on the ceiling but it isnt.
Still, an elegant, good looking design I must say ... very unlike the old one
My guess (as a long time RC plane pilot) would be that this position is just the most practical for serveral reasons - this way the propeller does not obscure the camera view like a nose mounted engine would, the plane can be handled relatively safely with the propeller spinning, like you said there is no hot and vibrating engine packed inside the fuselage together with the super sensitive electronics and sensors and the propeller and engine are out of harmīs way when the plane lands (presumably dangling from a parachute with an airbag under its belly) ...
maybe even a little protection from IR optics on the ground.