NOVAerial Robotics is a manufacturer of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV’s). NOVAerial’s well received primary UAV is the Procyon 800 E, a single rotor helicopter style UAV.
The Procyon combines vertical takeoff capability with fast, long-range flight, and high wind tolerance in a cost-effective package. In addition, it is equipped with the most full-featured, high performance and reliable open source flight control system available.
Helicopters can be just as easy to fly as multi-rotors. In some ways, helicopters are actually easier to fly than multirotors, as they are more stable in wind and at high speed. And any VTOL is easier to take-off and land than a conventional airplane, because the operator does not need to plan for often complicated take-off procedures and landing zones. The addition of drone flight control computers, self-stabilization features, GPS guidance, automatic RTL, and even Waypoint capability makes the Procyon easy to fly.
Advantages of helicopter UAV’s:
- Robust VTOL Performance
- More efficient flight plans
- Fast forward flight
- Longer flight range
- Mature technology
- Compact transport and rapid deployment
Design advantages of the Procyon system are:
- Mechanical simplicity
- Independent tail rotor motor
- 3D printed body
- Single-stage main rotor belt drive
- Flexible payload options
- Ardupilot flight control system
For more information on NOVAerial Robotics please visit their website at www.novaerial.com.