VTOL Helicopter UAV for long-range BVLOS aerial surveillance, search & rescue and inspection missions
SDO 50 V2 Helicopter UAV Versatile long-range autonomous helicopter drone
SDO 50 V2 Helicopter UAV

Versatile long-range autonomous helicopter drone

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SDO 50 V2 Helicopter UAV

The SDO 50 V2 is a state-of-the-art unmanned helicopter with a flight endurance of over 3 hours and the ability to operate day or night in adverse weather conditions, such as rain, snow and wind speeds of up to 21 knots.

Based around a proprietary Flettner intermeshing double rotor design, the SDO 50 V2 offers enhanced payload capacity and flight stability.

The VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) system is highly cost-effective compared to manned aerial solutions, and requires less training to operate confidently. The rapidly deployable aircraft is transportable by van and can be prepared for flight by a team of two in just 15 minutes.

The SDO 50 V2 UAV is equipped with an advanced autopilot and high-performance GPS receiver and magnetometer, with optional redundant systems. The aircraft’s datalink consists of a primary S-band link and a secondary UHF-band link, with additional LTE/4G capabilities available upon request.

The helicopter UAV is controlled via a rugged portable GCS (ground control station), which features a built-in keyboard, monitor, and 3-axis joysticks.

With its superior carrying capacity, the SDO 50 V2 can carry multiple sensors and payloads for versatile long-range mission capabilities and large flight autonomy. We offer a range of leading sensor solutions as standard.

Dimensions (L x W x H) 2.32 x 0.7 x 0.92 m
Rotor diameter 2 x 2.82 m
Empty weight 42 kg
Max payload 45 kg (including fuel)
Max flight time Up to 3.1 hrs
Engine High-performance turbine (JET A1)
Fuel consumption Approx. 15 litres/hr
Max fuel capacity Main tank 13 litres; additional add-on tanks available
Max indicative air speed 20 m/s (72 km/h)
Max service ceiling 10,000 ft (3000 m) AMSL