Fixed Wing Drone VT Naut Can Take Off and Land Anywhere, Applicable for Reconnaissance, Surveying, Surveillance of Large Areas

The Cana­di­an com­pa­ny Aero­mao has devel­oped the VT Naut VTOSL drone with ver­ti­cal take-off and short land­ing. The fixed-wing, tail-mount­ed drone can land any­where, even on water, mak­ing it ide­al for off­shore or coastal oper­a­tions.

The VT Naut tail-mount­ed drone com­bines per­for­mance and sim­plic­i­ty to deliv­er max­i­mum effi­cien­cy, reli­a­bil­i­ty and cost-effec­tive­ness. The drone takes off by head­ing upward, tilts to a hor­i­zon­tal posi­tion for fast and effi­cient for­ward flight, and requires only a small amount of space to land hor­i­zon­tal­ly.

The VT Naut is light­weight, durable and easy to use, ide­al for field use.

With a total weight of 3.7 kg and a wingspan of 2 meters, it is a com­pact and uncom­pli­cat­ed drone that can get the job done quick­ly and effi­cient­ly. The sim­plic­i­ty of this design is impres­sive, espe­cial­ly when com­pared to more com­plex and expen­sive VTOL designs. Unlike oth­er inclined rotor or mul­ti-engine con­fig­u­ra­tions, this design avoids unnec­es­sary dead weight dur­ing all phas­es of flight, mak­ing it a cost-effec­tive solu­tion.

The VT Naut boasts beyond-line-of-sight (BVLOS) capa­bil­i­ties, a data trans­mis­sion range of up to 30 km, a flight time of up to 90 min­utes, and a durable polypropy­lene foam body design that recov­ers to its orig­i­nal shape after impact.

All drone elec­tron­ics have a spe­cial coat­ing to pro­tect them from mois­ture and salt water. In addi­tion, each com­po­nent is con­tained in its own sealed com­part­ment, even the onboard com­part­ments for car­ry­ing equip­ment such as map­ping cam­eras are water­tight with seal­ing gas­kets on the doors.

Land­ing on the bel­ly is car­ried out autonomous­ly at a giv­en loca­tion, and this loca­tion can be changed dur­ing the flight. The drone uses a rangefind­er to con­stant­ly mon­i­tor its dis­tance to the water, which helps it set up for a smooth land­ing. And if the land­ing isn’t as smooth as it should be, the drone’s polypropy­lene foam body is designed to with­stand impact.

The VT Naut has a cruis­ing speed of 55 km/h, a top speed of 85 km/h and can fly for up to 1.5 hours on a sin­gle bat­tery charge. It has a com­mu­ni­ca­tions range of over 30 km and can car­ry up to 500 grams of equip­ment for var­i­ous appli­ca­tions includ­ing high-pre­ci­sion map­ping, sur­vey­ing, recon­nais­sance, sur­veil­lance, cov­er­ing large areas in a sin­gle flight.

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