• support@srp.aero

Lynx VTOL is a vertical takeoff and landing drone for aerial surveying and mapping. The hybrid VTOL design began back in 2015 with the our long-endurance Lynx airframe and was integrated with dedicated vertical thrust motors in 2018. The result: Lynx VTOL blends the ease-of-use and flexibility of a multirotor with the endurance and speed of an airplane. Now you can fly from confined spaces and stay airborne for two hours (electric).

Feature Overview

Vertical Takeoff and Landing

PPK Capability

Using PPK (post-processed kinematics) in combination with Lynx VTOL and the on-board dual frequency GPS receiver, it is possible to obtain centimeter-level precision on the ground from aerial mapping. Compared to traditional survey methods, aerial mapping using Lynx VTOL PPK is significantly faster and cheaper. With the PPK workflow, there is no longer any need for Ground Control Points or a real-time data link to the drone.
PPK is optional and can be activated PPK when you need it,  without any hardware changes to the aircraft. Horizontal (XY) and vertical (Z) mapping accuracies are achievable down to 3.6 cm RMSE with PPK

Intuitive Controls

The mission planning software is the main interface between the user and the drone. Swift GCS provides simple and intuitive planning in combination with advanced functionality for experienced users. New users are guided through the flying process via the built-in checklist and preflight steps.

Payloads

A modular payload bay sits beneath the wing allowing users to fly the best cameras available. Three camera options are currently offered with custom payloads supported as well.
  • Sony a6000 24 MP RGB APS-C sensor
  • MicaSense RedEdge-MX multispectral 5 band (RGB, RE, NIR)
  • EO/IR 2 axis live video zoom gimbal (under development)

Example Resolution

Sony a6000 from 90 m (300 ft)1.76 cm/px with 24 MP flying at 90 m AGL (300 ft)
Sony a6000 from 120 m (400 ft)2.34 cm/px with 24 MP flying at 120 m AGL (400 ft)
MicaSense RedEdge-MX from from 90 m (300 ft)6.14 cm/px with RedEdge flying at 90m AGL (300 ft)
MicaSense RedEdge-MX from 120 m (400 ft)8.0 cm/px with RedEdge flying at 120 m AGL (400 ft)

Cover More Ground

In one flight, Lynx VTOL can map 2-3 times more than a competing VTOL or conventional fixed-wing drone and approximately 15 times than multicopter drones.

Aerial Data

Photos captured by Lynx VTOL create a wide range of GIS content, including: point clouds, orthomosaics, 3D reconstruction, and multispectral data. Applications include elevation maps, isolines, planimetrics, water flow analysis, simulations, augmented reality, and crops health monitoring. Geo-referenced imagery from Lynx VTOL is compatible with common photogrammetric software such as Pix4D and Agisoft Metashape.

Easy Transport

Lynx VTOL features a clip-on tail and removable three-piece wing for easy transport and rapid assembly. The entire system packs down into one airline checkable case that fits within the trunk of a car.
The flight batteries are non-dangerous goods (DG) and can be shipped worldwide with greater ease than batteries required by multicopters or larger systems.

Technical Specs

Max Weight4.5 kg
Wingspan2.3 m
ConstructionComposite
Flight Time120 minutes
Cruise Speed17 m/s
PropulsionElectric
GNSSGPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou, L1/L2, PPK
PayloadsSony 24 MP APS-C RGB, Micasense RedEdge-M/X, ISR Gimbal (under dev.)
Transport CaseSKB 4213-12 Waterproof Case, 1.14 x 0.40 x 0.33 m

Contact support@srp.aero for questions or ordering information.

LYNX VTOL Brochure AUVSI XPO 2019
Lynx VTOL Specs 201910

Documentation & User Manual

Lynx VTOL User Manual