How the VTOL drone WingtraOne works

The Vertical Take-Off and Landing capability allows the VTOL drone WingtraOne to ascend and move like a helicopter. For the mapping mission it transitions into forward cruise flight and matches the endurance and speed of fixed-wing airplanes. In order to land, the WingtraOne switches back to hover flight and descends vertically.

Map unreachable survey areas

WingtraOne’s unparalleled vertical landing technology enables touchdown in confined areas as small as 2m x 2m like boats or forest lanes. Combined with a flight range of up to 50 km, large coverage mapping missions become feasible that have been impossible up until today.

The VTOL drone WingtraOne is designed to safeguard its valuable sensors and eliminate wear and tear of the equipment. Instead of broken wings or damaged cameras from belly landings & parachute touchdowns, the WingtraOne lands gently. During the vertical descent, laser sensor data enables the WingtraOne to sense the ground and land safely even on the most rocky grounds like open pit mines and on hilly terrain.

In case of a changing landing environment like a drifting boat or recently parked cars, the landing spot can be adjusted as easily as with any multirotor.

Cover 100+ ha at 1 cm/px GSD in a single flight

The WingtraOne increases precision and survey mission success with an unprecedented combination of image resolution and flight coverage. By carrying a 42 MP photogrammetric-grade camera and an ultra low distortion lens, the VTOL drone WingtraOne covers 100 ha at 0.7 cm/px resolution in a single flight or 400 ha at 3 cm/px. This makes WingtraOne missions:

  • 2x as precise as flights with a 20 MP camera
  • Cover 10x more than multicopters
  • 5x faster than terrestrial measurements

 

Increase safety with truly autonomous take-off

The VTOL drone WingtraOne advances operators’ safety to the next level as it works truly autonomously during its entire mission, including take-off and landing. Instead of risky catapult or hand launches that can cause dangerous injuries, the WingtraOne takes off vertically without any human interaction. The remote take-off feature allows one to maintain a safe distance and keep hands off at all times. This eliminates the risk of mishandling the drone, makes flying skills unnecessary and the VTOL drone WingtraOne extremely easy to use.