The ALTI Ascend is a small, ultra-compact endurance hybrid VTOL fixed-wing unmanned aircraft for everyday commercial use. With a wingspan of only 2 meters - the Ascend can offer a massive distance of 450 km and endurance of up to 6 hours in a single flight using electric brushless motors and an efficient 4-stroke 14cc engine.
The Ascend features a 2-meter wingspan and follows the same tried and tested design of its larger brother, the Transition. The ALTI Ascend is an extremely compact, light, and agile hybrid fixed-wing VTOL UAV that can easily take off and land vertically without the need for bulky launch and recovery equipment. Its modular construction enables fast in-
The ALTI Ascend is designed to offer the highest possible aerodynamic efficiency, endurance, and long range for a sUAS, by using batteries for VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) capabilities and a fuel powered combustion engine for fixed wing propulsion with an advanced electronic fuel injection system.
The advanced carbon-fiber airframe and efficient aerofoil design maximizes performance and endurance, with an integrated fuel tank, dihedral, washout winglets, dual elevator control surfaces, landing lights, integrated VTOL motor pods, and quick lock wing latches that require no tooling.
The Ascend is also capable of covering a 10 km radius in the range from its take-off position and has been tested in real-world conditions. Not only can it be set-up and in the air in under 10 minutes, but it also has an extremely low running cost of only $ 3 per
The aircraft uses a sophisticated datalink in combination with market-leading antenna systems that deliver telemetry and real-time video footage to the ground control station operator during a flight.
Offering up to six times the endurance of competing systems along with a truly competitive price point the ALTI Ascend is ideal for everyday surveillance and security missions.