Expand your university’s research capabilities with a

fixed-wing eVTOL drone.

Drones are becoming increasingly popular in the world of higher education. Using a drone for aerial data collection can make a significant difference in university research projects—at an affordable price point. 

Improving research and education with drones.

Unmanned aircraft offer nearly unlimited possibilities for data collection and research. 


Depending how your fields are laid out, it can be challenging or time-consuming to keep a close eye on every plant. A drone can capture multispectral images of test plots so you can monitor growth without having to drive or walk around the fields. High-resolution aerial images make it easier to identify potential issues in hard-to-reach areas that you may not be able to spot from the ground.


Effective ecological monitoring often requires regular, high-volume data collection. Depending on the context, this can be time-consuming, expensive, and risky to do manually. A drone can gather images and data much faster, even in remote areas, so you can conduct better research. Our customers have used Event 38 drones for a huge variety of ecology research projects, including:

  • Wildlife counting.
  • Monitoring glacier movement and flow.
  • Monitoring sand dune recovery after a hurricane.
  • Algae bloom mapping on lakes and rivers.
  • Barrier island surveying.


An Event 38 drone is perfect for introducing students to fixed-wing aircraft and preparing them for more advanced drones. Because our drones are built with VTOL functionality, students can gain experience flying a fixed-wing drone right away and learn about takeoff and landing at their own pace.  Event 38 uses open-source software for our Ground Control and other programs. Researchers and students can experiment with modifications and customize the program to meet their needs. This gives students ample opportunity to gain hands-on experience with drone operation as well as back-end programs and processing.

User-friendly, customizable drones for every department.

University budgets can be limited. If you need to survey the same area or subject on a regular basis over a long period of time, paying to rent a plane each time can deplete your financial resources. You’re also at the mercy of the plane’s schedule and availability, which may not always coincide with your research needs. The same can be said of hiring a drone photographer every time you need aerial images and data.

Investing in an easy-to-use drone is a much more flexible and cost-effective solution. If you have your own drone, your data capture schedule is not limited by your budget or your service provider’s schedule. You can fly as often as you want and gather much more data to enhance your research. Additionally, Event 38 drones are extremely user-friendly. You don’t need any specialty training or an aviation background to use one, so they’re accessible to every department.

Multiple teams or departments can easily share a single unmanned aircraft, which drives down the cost-per-use even more. Event 38 drones are built for easy switching between different payloads and cameras, so you can do a lot of different projects with just one drone. And if you want to use a camera that we don’t carry, we can create a custom fitting for you to make it compatible with your Event 38 drone.