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hybrid quadrotor™ technology

LATITUDE HAS DEVELOPED A NEW CONCEPT FOR LONG ENDURANCE VERTICAL TAKEOFF AND LANDING ENABLING A ROLE-EXPANDING CAPABILITY FOR UNMANNED SYSTEMS.

Hybrid Quadrotor technology offers an innovative and logistically simple solution to the problem of vertical takeoff and landing: it combines the vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) capabilities of a quadrotor and the efficiency, speed, and range of a normal fixed-wing aircraft.

Hybrid Quadrotor technology OFFERS SIGNIFICANT ADVANTAGES OVER EXISTING “RUNWAY INDEPENDENT” UNMANNED AIR SYSTEMS, INCLUDING:

  • Reduced operational footprint – no runway requirement, no approach obstacle issues, no launch/recovery infrastructure required.
  • Portability – by eliminating launch and recovery equipment, there are significantly fewer items to transport and ship.
  • Lower initial system cost – no launch and recovery infrastructure or expensive aircraft sensors required for VTOL capability.
  • Reduced ongoing operational costs – fewer complex and cumbersome system elements to maintain, fewer people required to operate the system.

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L3 AIRFRAMES 

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L3 has solved the enduring paradox of point takeoff & landing with fixed wing endurance using patented Hybrid Quadrotor(TM) Technology.

L3’s FVR-90 provides vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) of a quadrotor with the efficiency, speed and range of a fixed-wing aircraft.

FVR-90 is a highly capable Group 3 UAS, with the footprint and logistics tail of a Group 2 system. Its robust and flexible design meets the demands of the Forcible Entry (JFE) Operations to include Detect and Assess Challenges in JFE Operations, and  can takeoff and land in winds of up to 30 knots. Combine all that with our 20 years of systems integration expertise, and you’ll see why L3’s end-to-end solutions are second to none. From hardware to software, logistics to service, when it matters most, we deliver the future of UAS. Only from L3.

  • The Future of Vertical Lift is FVR today.
  • From the inventors of Hybrid Quadrotor™  comes the most advanced Fixed Wing VTOL UAS to date
  • The only purpose-built Hybrid Quadrotor™ in the market
  • Payload agility. Removable modular payload nose and two hardpoints for simple end user integration and future expandability

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Latitude AIRFRAMES

CLEAN SHEET DESIGN HYBRID QUADROTOR

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An entry-level all electric aircraft
with a two pound payload capacity and one hour of endurance.

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A mid-level aircraft with a five pound payload capacity and 5 hours of endurance.

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Maximize Part 107 capability with 10lbs of payload and 10hours of endurance.

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FVR-90

Designed for long endurance, 12 to 24 hours, with an 8 to 12 pound payload capacity. This aircraft is intended to demonstrate the excellent endurance achievable with Hybrid Quadrotor™ technology.