Vertical Technologies

Hybrid VTOL Fixed Wing UAV for Mapping, Surveillance, Inspection and Cargo Applications

Vertical Technologies
Hybrid VTOL Fixed Wing UAV for Mapping, Surveillance, Inspection and Cargo Applications
Vertical Technologies
Jan van Gentstraat 158 A-B, Badhoevedorp, 1171GP, The Netherlands Regional offices
+31 20 225 4545

Vertical Technologies is a leading developer of Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for commercial and professional applications.

Our platforms are constructed from high-quality components, including aerospace-grade wiring and military-grade connectors, and are rigorously tested under extreme conditions.

Hybrid VTOL Fixed Wing UAV

DeltaQuad VTOL UAV

Fully-Electric Hybrid VTOL Fixed Wing UAV

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The DeltaQuad Pro series of fully electric UAVs is designed for high stability in both quadcopter and fixed wing mode, transitioning smoothly between the two and providing flight times of up to 160 minutes and operational ranges of up to 150 km. The unmanned aircraft feature fully autonomous operation from takeoff to landing, with communications options providing up to 30 km radio range, or potentially unlimited range using VPN secured mobile networks.

DeltaQuad UAV Front

Based around the open-source PX4 professional autopilot firmware and Pixhawk flight controller ecosystem, the DeltaQuad platform is highly customizable with constantly tested and updated avionics. With a 1.2kg payload capacity, DeltaQuad can field a wide variety of payloads, including image and video cameras, environmental sampling sensors, and custom integrations.

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Each DeltaQuad UAV is supplied with flight simulator software that allows users to test-fly potential missions and get acquainted with the ground control station before flying under real-world conditions. Other software tools provided for the DeltaQuad platform include an online flight log visualization system and a Mission Validator that allows pilots to ensure that a mission plan follows best practices and is safe to fly.

DeltaQuad Platform Specifications:

Wingspan 235 cm
Length 90 cm
Payload Bay Dimensions 20 x 12 x 8 cm
MTOW 6.2 kg
Payload Capacity 1.2 kg
Cruise Speed 18 m/s (65 Km/h) – no payload
16 m/s (60 Km/h) – 1 kg payload
Maximum Speed 28 m/s (100 Km/h) – no payload
25 m/s (90 Km/h) – 1 kg payload
Cruise Speed 2+ hours – no payload
1 hour 50 mins – 1 kg payload
Cruise Speed 120 km – no payload
100 km – 1 kg payload
VTOL Survey Drone

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DeltaQuad Models

DeltaQuad Pro #CARGO

Versatile VTOL UAV for Transport or Customization

Cargo Delivery Drone

The DeltaQuad Pro #CARGO is an industrial-grade VTOL fixed-wing UAV designed for cargo transport and integration of custom payloads. Featuring a large payload bay directly over the centre of gravity of the aircraft, the rugged aircraft is constructed from EPO plastic foam, giving it high resistance to impact.

The unique payload bay mechanism, allowing the drone to drop cargo with or without parachutes, can be programmed to release as part of an autonomous flight plan, or directly remote controlled via the GCS. The bay can hold packages measuring up to 15 x 10 x 9 cm and weighing up to 1 kg.

DeltaQuad Pro #MAP

VTOL mapping UAV for Agriculture, Mining and Construction

Mapping Drone

The DeltaQuad Pro #MAP is a commercial-grade VTOL fixed-wing mapping UAV with a fully integrated payload mount that fits a variety of high-grade camera payloads from leading manufacturers including Sony and Micasense.

Mapping VTOL UAVThe aircraft is fitted with a toughened Asahi Dragontail glass window in the bottom of the payload bay, protecting camera payloads from dust or damage during takeoff and landing. Covering up to 1200 hectares in a single flight, the DeltaQuad Pro #MAP can achieve a resolution of 3cm/px, with centimetre-level accuracy available with a PPK payload option.

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DeltaQuad Pro #VIEW

VTOL UAV for Surveillance

Surveillance Drone

The DeltaQuad Pro #VIEW is a commercial-grade VTOL fixed-wing UAV for high-end surveillance applications, with a variety of payload package options ranging from static RGB cameras to controllable EO/IR gimbals, all matched with a carefully selected video transmission system for optimal quality and range.

The fully autonomous or remote-controlled DeltaQuad Pro #VIEW features a flight endurance of up to 160 minutes, with the ability to cover up to 150 km in a single flight.

Surveillance Drone Package

Three surveillance payload options are available, each providing unique features and capabilities:

drone cameraStatic nose camera solution
Based on the Runcam Split 2 and incorporating a 1.5 Watt 1.2Ghz video transmitter with up to 20km range. The package includes a video receiver and FPV field monitor that can run for up to 6 hours on the provided ground station battery.

drone rgb camera gimbalRetractable RGB camera gimbal
Providing 720p live video and 10x optical zoom. The 360 degree control pan/tilt turret automatically retracts inside the fuselage during landing to protect the camera.

retractable drone gimbalIndustrial-grade thermal and RGB (EO/IR)
Computer-controlled retractable gimbal with 360-degree control and 40x zoom. The onboard provides advanced features such as stabilization, automatic object tracking and automatic HD recording.

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DeltaQuad Pro #INSPECT

VTOL UAV for Utilities, Wildlife and Disaster inspection

inspection drone

The DeltaQuad Pro #INSPECT is a commercial-grade VTOL fixed-wing UAV for a wide variety of inspection applications such as utilities, disaster response and wildlife monitoring.

Powerline inspection droneThe fully autonomous aircraft can be easily programmed to undertake terrain-following corridor scans, and can cover up to 100km in a single flight.

The aircraft is designed to be equipped with either the FLIR Duo Pro R thermal and 4k RGB sensor, or the MapIR Survey3 RGB or NIR sensor. Recorded images and video can be georeferenced with GPS coordinates.

APPLICATIONS

Agriculture & Forestry

Micasense RedEdge MXThe DeltaQuad Pro #MAP is an ideal platform for agriculture and forestry, capturing data with state-of-the-art sensors and providing results that can be used for critical actionable intelligence. Orthomosaic maps and 3D models can be created with cameras up to 61 MP in resolution, and the Micasense RedEdge MX provides multispectral imaging for precision information on plant health.

Geospatial

Mapping VTOL UAVThe DeltaQuad Pro #MAP is an ideal platform for agriculture and forestry, capturing data with state-of-the-art sensors and providing results that can be used for critical actionable intelligence. Orthomosaic maps and 3D models can be created with cameras up to 61 MP in resolution, and the Micasense RedEdge MX provides multispectral imaging for precision information on plant health.

Oil & Gas

The DeltaQuad Pro #INSPECT can autonomously survey up to 100km of pipeline and monitor remote sites at up to 50km away, detecting defects, leaks, corrosion and hazards with high resolution thermal and RGB video. The system can also fly predefined corridors with automatic terrain following.

Utilities & Infrastructure

Powerline inspection droneIn a single flight, the DeltaQuad Pro #INSPECT can survey up to 100KM of power lines, water pipes railways or roads, or up to 1000 ha of solar panels, providing remote monitoring at distances of up to 50 km away. Combined thermal and RGB video capabilities provide damage, fault and hazard detection as well as water leak and vegetation monitoring.

Mining & Construction

The DeltaQuad Pro #MAP provides a range of advantages for mining and construction applications, delivering high resolution geospatial information with centimetre-level accuracy. This information can be used to create orthomosaic maps and 3D quarry models, calculate volume stockpiles, and more.

Security & Defense

The DeltaQuad Pro #VIEW is highly suited to aerial reconnaissance missions, providing live thermal and HD RGB video with a transmission range of up to 30 km, or unlimited range using a mobile network. The platform’s VTOL operation allows it to be deployed in almost any environment, with a setup time of just two minutes.

Humanitarian

The DeltaQuad Pro #CARGO can transport goods to and from remote areas, with the ability to take off and land even in highly confined terrain. With a payload capacity of 1.2 kg, it can be used to deliver vital cargo including medical supplies, blood samples and nutritional aid.

Wildlife

The DeltaQuad Pro #VIEW provides a multitude of essential capabilities for rangers and wildlife professionals. The RGB and thermal imaging camera can be used for anti-poaching missions, to detect and observe wildfires, to track animals and to provide aerial reconnaissance in dangerous areas.

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