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ElevonX Unveils VTOL Variant of Modular Long-Range UAS

Published: 06 May 2020 by

ElevonX SkyEye Sierra VTOL

ElevonX has introduced the SkyEye Sierra VTOL, the latest version of the company’s SkyEye modular unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) solution. Built around one fuselage with a high degree of system modularity, the SkyEye provides more than 15 possible configurations to suit a wide variety of aerial missions.

The SkyEye Sierra VTOL performs high-accuracy vertical takeoff and landing in a compact space, allowing operators to deploy the UAV quickly and easily with no need for a runway or catapult launcher. The long-range, long endurance UAV can perform missions up to 320 km away, with a flight endurance of 3 hours when electrically-powered or 5 hours with a petrol engine.

Featuring a modular payload bay and a carrying capacity of 3kg, the SkyEye Sierra VTOL can be equipped with a variety of sensors allowing it to undertake missions including mapping & surveying, multispectral imaging, and surveillance. The aircraft is equipped with an electric propulsion system for quiet operation, and can be upgraded with a petrol engine if greater flight endurance is required.

The system’s motors are waterproof and dust-resistant, with a special pesticide-resistance coating allowing the UAS to be deployed in agricultural environments. The aircraft also features a multitude of safety systems to ensure reliable operation.

Watch a video of the SkyEye Sierra VTOL UAS in flight below:

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