Wingtra, a spin-off from the Autonomous Systems Lab at ETH Zurich, developed WingtraOne, a drone that takes off and lands vertically like a multirotor, but flies like a fixed-wing airplane in air. This efficiency in flight gives it flight time of up to 55 minutes on a single battery, covering anywhere between 690 and 980 acres at 1.2in/px GSD depending on the specific sensor. With its high payload capacities, the WingtraOne offers a variety of powerful sensors to generate high-resolution imagery for orthophotos, 3D reconstructions, cloud points and NDVI maps. Wingtra’s selection include the best-in-class 42 megapixel full-frame Sony RX1RII. Thanks to the vertical landing, the cameras are well-protected and are never at risk of being damaged by belly landings.
Following their partnership with resellers in China and the US in August, Wingtra is has won a new distribution partner. Last week, Wingtra announced that it has signed a distribution partnership with the Kentucky based company Precision Capture. For more than 25 years, Precision Capture has been delivering 2D and 3D data capture, measurement and imagery solutions. With their new distribution partnership with Wingtra, Precision Capture is expanding their UAV offering.
“The WingtraOne is the perfect extension of our UAV offering into the premium segment. It is as easy-to-use as a DJI drone, but gives our clients more area coverage on a single battery and is equipped with very sophisticated cameras that deliver great results” explained Scott Shufflebarger, Lead UAV representative at Precision Capture.
“We are looking forward to bringing this very capable aircraft to our customer base here in the US”, said Shufflebarger from Precision Capture.