Saturday, January 7, 2017

Kestrel's First (VTOL) Flight

The Autel Robotics Kestrel is the first-of-its-kind, vertical takeoff and landing, fixed-wing drone.. Designed for agricultural and humanitarian use, the commercial- and industrial-use Kestrel drone represents the most efficient electric vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) UAS in the world. With benefits of VTOL and the aerodynamic advantages of fixed-wing flight, Kestrel delivers long flight times with high payload capacities in even the most challenging environments. 

 Max Takeoff Weight: 31 lbs 
Design Payload: 4.4 lbs 
Design Speed: 40 mph
 Range: Up to 62 miles
 Flight Time: 1.2 to 2 hours