Wingtra's Takes Off and Lands Vertically with Heightened Precision

By: Laura McQuarrie - Mar 30, 2016
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'Wingtra' is a fixed-wing drone that boasts more precision, speed and fuel efficiency than quadcopters and helicopter-style UAVs.

What sets Wingtra apart is its form, which is set up to take off and launch from a vertical position. While this does give the drone fewer surface areas to bring into contact with the ground, Wingtra is aided by fins and a built-in camera in its tail, which helps to pinpoint a landing location. In terms of accuracy, this drone can autonomously pilot a landing within 10 centimeters of its target.

Once in the air, Wingtra settles into a horizontal position for flight. Depending on the intended use of this drone, it can be equipped with different modules to make it useful for everything from surveying crops to dispatching emergency supplies to remote areas.