Fixed wing drones are ideal for longer missions, generally when the area to be mapped exceeds 100 acres or 40Ha. Our fixed wing drones are able to take off at elevations over 10,000 feet and can be controlled remotely up to 6 miles from the ground control station. Fixed wing drones are also ideal for carrying larger payloads such as high resolution DSLR cameras, LiDAR, gas and thermal sensors.
We offer three fixed wing drone aircraft, the Scout, E384 and E386.
The Scout is the best value mapping drone in the smallest and most durable package. Its rugged design makes it forgiving for operators new to fixed wing drones, it’s a good first step into more advanced mapping capabilities for those stepping up from a multirotor. The E384 is the most configurable and capable drone we offer with the ability to cover thousands of acres per day and carry a wide variety of equipment.
Frank Sedlar from Vela Aerial launching his E384 in Mali
The E386 is built for professionals who need a simple to use drone with reliable performance and easy launch/recovery procedures. The E386’s Active Aerobrake and Laser Landing Flare systems allow it to dive quickly and touch down gently on the ground. This allows the E386 to access smaller, more confined landing areas than the E384. The E386 automatically lands within a 65 by 25 meter landing zone.