This fixed-wing drone can carry 4.4 lbs of cargo, has a range of 37 miles and flies autonomously

With better range, faster speeds, higher altitude capabilities and payload carrying capabilities than a regular drone of its size, the Fixar 007 is slowly but surely dethroning the quadcopter as the commercial drone of choice. . With its odd but effective design and format, the Fixar 007 is perfectly suited for inspection, aerial imaging, drone mapping, payload delivery and many other commercial uses. It has a range of 60 kilometers (37.2 miles), features a modular design with support for plug-and-play accessories, and is designed to operate completely autonomously.

The design of the Fixar 007 borrows the best from quadcopter and fixed-wing drone designs. It comes with four propellers, angled across two pairs of wings that allow the Fixar 007 to take off and land vertically (unlike a fixed-wing drone), but move in one direction rather efficiently (unlike a quadcopter). which is designed to move equally efficiently in all directions). The low-maintenance, easy-to-use fixed-wing drone can be set up in less than five minutes, and it can take off and land vertically with an accuracy range of one meter. The fixed-wing design gives it incredible range, allowing it to cover up to 60 kilometers or 37 miles of linear flight, while reaching speeds as high as 65-75 km/h (40-45 mph).

Designer: Fixar

The Fixar 007 is not your average consumer drone. It is designed to be a highly specialized aerial technology capable of performing the types of intense tasks required by commercial and industrial use cases. The drone is designed to allow you to attach different modules depending on the activity you want the 007 to perform, including cameras for aerial photography and 3D scanning, surveillance and observation, video surveillance, laser scanning, precision farming and even thermal imaging. Not all of these use cases require the same type of cameras, which is why the 007 allows you to equip a wide range of camera types, including RGB cameras, Video Gimbal cameras, LiDAR sensors and multispectral cameras. Plus, it can even carry payloads weighing over 4 pounds, making it perfect for last-mile delivery.

The drone’s abilities can be attributed to its unique shape. Much like a cross between a conventional drone and a miniature airplane, the Fixar 007 takes off vertically (at a slight angle) before zooming forward like an airplane would. This hybrid design does not require a runway (like an airplane would) and can achieve massive ranges that quadcopters cannot. It’s also much more stable in bad weather, unlike consumer drones that often get caught in a spin in strong winds.

Fixar says it takes about 2 days to master flying the drone. The 007 is designed to be fairly simple (with simple details) and can be used to fly manually, or even on pre-programmed flight paths using its proprietary xGroundControl software. You can even define an area for the 007 to cover and the drone autonomously determines the most efficient path to fully survey the area. Fixar promises technical support for the lifetime of the 007 product, and in the event of a crash, every 007 also comes with a built-in black box that logs all flight and telemetry data for analysis.

There’s no official price for the Fixar 007, but given that it’s designed for commercial use, you better bet it won’t come cheap. However, the company further details how the 007 compares (in terms of efficiency and cost) to other commercial drones from DJI, SenseFly, Delair, and more. % lower, thanks to the drone’s unique efficient design.

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