Monday, May 17, 2021

Pulse Aerospace® Announces VAPOR 55TM


Pulse Aerospace, Inc. has publicly announced the release of its newest rotorcraft, the Vapor 55TM UAS. This all-new helicopter is a larger and more capable cousin to the company’s Vapor 35TM electric unmanned helicopter.  Pulse’s new offering boasts an impressive safety feature set, a precision full-authority automatic flight control system, and the same easy to operate, touchscreen compatible ground control station as Vapor 35TM. The Vapor 55TM carries a 12 lb., front mounted sensor for up to 60 minutes on a single charge. Larger payloads can also be carried. Both the Vapor 35 and 55 utilize automatic rotor speed calibration for altitudes from sea level to over 10,000ft AMSL.

The Company reports that it has already sold several Vapor 55TM systems, including directly to the United States Navy and commercial corporations within the U.S. Payload options include survey-grade airborne lidar and next generation high definition EO/IR brushless gimbals.

The Vapor 55TM was conceived to provide unprecedented ease of use for commercial, industrial, and security applications requiring larger payload suites below a 55 lb. gross takeoff weight. Industrial, agriculture, security, remote sensing/inspection, and aerial photography markets all have immediate needs for the improved efficiencies. “Pulse’s rotorcraft design and optimization technologies enable the rapid development of platforms that carry best in class payloads that are applicable in each of these markets,” explains Aaron Lessig, Pulse’s CEO. “Pulse is aligning with service providers looking to take advantage of our technology in serving their customers abroad, while preparing for the US market. Pulse will continue to leverage its intellectual property to expand its technology portfolio into markets requiring heavy payloads, precise automatic positioning, and endurance.” Beyond the electric rotorcraft’s class leading payload/endurance numbers, the Vapor 55TM is well suited for tactical use due to the system’s small footprint, superior reliability, and safety in real-life environments without modification to the vehicle. Vapor 55TM is priced to be relevant for commercial and industrial use.

“We are seeing serious service providers wanting to hit the ground running as the U.S. commercial market begins to open. Operators want to reliably carry a broader array of instruments for longer periods of time, “commented Lance Holly, Pulse’s Vice President of Engineering. Pulse’s technical advantages have allowed the company to compete very strongly for applications requiring robust automatic flight control, low-level flight, hovering or vertical takeoff, and with Vapor 55TM, carrying sensor payloads up to 24 lbs. Pulse is dedicated to developing best-in-class unmanned helicopters, and says it will continue to focus on industries where superior operational and sensor performance are critical.

About Pulse Aerospace®

Pulse Aerospace® is the premier developer of helicopter Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) technology in the United States. Pulse’s HeliSynthTM technology brings dynamics, control, payload, and endurance capabilities historically limited to high cost military vehicles, to commercially relevant price points and systems. Pulse’s leadership has served military, commercial, university, and non-military government VTOL UAS customers for nearly a decade. Pulse’s technical advantages are recognized in both light and heavy payload applications using traditional helicopter designs that are more scalable than other vehicle configurations.

For further information about the company or its products, please contact Mr. Aaron Lessig [email protected] .

Gary Mortimer
Founder and Editor of sUAS News | Gary Mortimer has been a commercial balloon pilot for 25 years and also flies full-size helicopters. Prior to that, he made tea and coffee in air traffic control towers across the UK as a member of the Royal Air Force.