Fusion, Vertical takeoff airplane drone (VTOL)

The smart VTOL airplane drone

Fusion is a fully automatic VTOL airplane drone created for long distance photogrammetric surveying. Its innovative vertical takeoff system (VTOL) allows for takeoff and landing in all types of sites.

Thanks to its light-weight and energy-efficient frame, Fusion is capable of scanning up to 725 ha in a single flight. Fully automatic, it takes off vertically, follows its flight plan, takes photos and lands vertically. This minimizes the cost of operating the vehicle as well as the risk of damage.

Simple deployment : Easy to transport and deploy on site thanks to its detachable wings, Fusion is a compact and very comprehensive tool. Its low-speed aerodynamic profile allows you to take photos without blurring.

Data accuracy : Thanks to RTK technology and a 24 megapixel sensor, each photo may be georeferenced with precision, allowing a high density acquisition of millions of points to be achieved.

Vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) : A major innovation in UAV durability, Fusion has no need for a runway. It can take off from an area with limited space and land safely in a difficult environment.

Fusion Technical features

The Fusion is a airplane drone made for long distance photogrammetric missions.
It’s innovative VTOL system offers the ability to take off and land on all types of site.

  • Vehicle type:VTOL airplane
  • Takeoff and landing: Vertical (VTOL)
  • Thrust: 5 blades and brushless motors
  • Wingspan:2m & 2m30 & 2m70
  • Length:1m30
  • Max takeoff weight: 6,8 to 8,5 kg max
  • Max load: 0,3 to 1,6 kg
  • Battery: Up to 60 min (with 24Mp APSC sensor)
  • Max speed:20 m/s
  • Wind resistance in flight (gusts):50km/h (18 mph)
  • Mission speed:12 m/s à 16 m/s/h
  • Crossing distance:Until 50 km
  • Scan surface:Up to 250 ha (GSD 2,44 cm – Height 100m) / Up to 480 ha (GSD 5cm – Height 205m) / Up to 725 ha (GSD 8 cm – Height 328m)
  • Material: Carbon, Kevlar and Composite

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