Friday, September 17, 2021

Wingtra gets curves

I notice that the very attractive looking Wingtra VTOL has undergone a slight design change. The often used aviation sore, if it looks right it will fly right, I should imagine applies. A touch of the clipped wing Spitfire in the new shape.

Not seeing much of it in the open market, though. It deserves to be doing better.

  • Wingspan: 125cm (49in)
  • Weight: (empty)3.6kg (7.9lbs)
  • Maximum Take-Off Weight: 4.4kg (9.7lbs)
  • Telemetry: 4km (2.5mi)
    8km (5mi) in optimal conditions
  • Mission Planning Software: WingtraPilot
  • Take-Off and Landing: Fully autonomous at GPS accuracy
  • Optimal Cruise Speed: 55 km/h (34.2mph)
  • Wind Resistance: Up to 30 km/h (18.6mph) during landing
    45 km/h (28mph) in cruise
  • Payload capacity: up to 800g (1.8lbs)
  • Camera: Sony QX1 / 16mm lens
  • Area coverage in one flight: 300+ ha (740+ acres) (side overlap 65%)
  • GSD: 3cm/px (1.2in/px)
  • Flight altitude: 113 m (370.7 feet)
  • Range: 60km (37.3mi)

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.