|Optimum cruise speed||60 km/h|
|Max. operating speed||80 km/h|
|Max. climb speed||5 m/s|
|Cruise power||165 W|
|Takeoff-/Landing Field Dimension||5 m x 5 m|
|Max. flight endurance||Up to 3 hours (with solar cells)|
|Max. flight range||up to 180 km|
|Empty weight||4 kg|
|Max. take-off weight (MTOW)||
|Battery weight||2.4 kg / 3.6 kg|
|Max. payload weight||2 kg|
|Wing span||2.5 m|
Elektra VTOL is an electric powered vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) drone with a payload capacity up to 2kg. A highly advanced aerodynamic airfoil and an advanced wing design allow for a flight endurance up to 3 hours and covering distances up to 200 kilometers. It is available with solar cells to extend the flight duration by up to 1.5 hours.
Elektra VTOL is highly wind-tolerable. Smart algorithms align the wing optimally with the wind during hover, minimizing the effective sail area and increasing stability. Wind speeds up to 30km/h are acceptable during takeoff and landing.
Elektra VTOL is based on the most simplistic concept to realize VTOL capabilities, using only two motors and two control surfaces. Compared to tilt-rotor-systems, this minimalistic and robust approach reduces complexity and maintenance costs. The lower structural weight allows for a larger flight range and/or higher payload capacity. Elektra VTOL comes with a triple-redundant IMU and a double-redundant RTK-GNSS system that does not only allow for high precision geo-referencing of survey data but also guarantees highly accurate landings within a few centimeters of position tolerance.
Any payload up to 2kg that fits into the large cargo-compartment can be integrated, ranging from high-resolution optical cameras for 3D-mapping to multispectral cameras or gimbal solutions. Elektra Solar GmbH offers a customer-oriented service for integrating your own custom system.
The entire system comes with a sturdy 1.2m x 0.8m x 0.6m aluminum box that can be checked in as bulky luggage with almost any airline. The setup from opening the box to flight readiness can be performed within less than 10 minutes by a single person.
You don't have to be a rocket scientist to operate Elektra VTOL safely in complex environments. An intuitive and easy-to-use mission planner software allows for defining complex surveys with a few clicks.