Gyrotrack Aerial Robotics, a German drone company with head-quarters in Hamburg, Germany, and with branches in Hungary and the United Kingdom, released a new drone line, a carrier system known as Gyrotrak.
This is a hybrid concept that combines “tried-and-tested aerodynamic principles with the latest technologies,”* a statement by an official at Aerial.
This is an innovative UAV carrier system created by Aerial Robotics that is a completely newly developed and patented technology platform. This seeks to change the global commercial drone market with a new type of UAV. This is “a new class of drone that clearly exceeds current industry standards in terms of flight time, payload, range and efficiency, yet at the same time, it possesses a highly modular system architecture that can be adapted to all kinds of missions.”*
According to co-founder and CEO of Aerial Robotics Jörg Schamuhn:
“In design terms, Aerial Robotics has struck out on a new path with Gyrotrak, one that differs markedly from the traditional multicopter and VTOL fixed-wing solutions … Our technology is a disruptive hybrid UAV solution, somewhere between helicopter and autogyro. The innovative combination of the advantages of both systems creates such a unique and special technical platform, that it leaves the current industry standards behind it, and makes Gyrotrak a real game changer. Gyrotrak gives us the ability to at least double important factors like flight time, range, and payload, when compared to traditional multicopter systems.”*
The payload of 12.5 kg can be distributed between the battery and additional load, depending on the mission.
Gyrotrak’s design provides a variety of size and weight – between 9 pounds and 661 pounds weight for take-off.
“The key to success in Gyrotrak is also to be found in the perfectly seamless transitions between the helicopter and autogyro flight modes, which are automated by sophisticated software,” Schamuhn said.
The first Gyrotrak product will be the fully electric GT20.
“If the GT20 Gyrotrak is fitted with a professional camera weighing about 1 pound, it can stay in the air for about 2.5 hours and cover up to 93 miles at cruise speeds of 53 mph,”* Schamuhn said.
The new UAV type meets the requirements of numerous sectors such as agriculture, logistics, inspections in general, and pipeline inspections in particular, search and rescue, security and surveillance in general, and police work in particular.
Gyrotrak is an innovative hybrid concept, which combines proven aerodynamic principles with the latest technologies. It is a new category that leaps ahead of current industry standards in terms of flight time, payload, range and efficiency.
The statistics on this new Gyrotrack Aerial Robotics is extremely impressive and points the way to major technological advances in the drone industry. The fact that the GT20 Gyrotrak, when equipped with a professional camera weighing about 1 pound, can stay in the air for about 2.5 hours and cover up to 93 miles at cruise speeds of 53 mph is a major step forward and should excite all of us who are drone enthusiasts.