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Unique twin-rotor aircraft designed to replace manned helicopters at reduced costs, significantly lower carbon emissions and without putting crews at risk when operating in challenging weather conditions.

Risk Reduction

Missions are possible under difficult or dangerous circumstances (e.g. bad weather, darkness, flying over hostile or otherwise unsafe areas) when manned operations are not feasible.

Less Cost

The VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) system is highly cost-effective compared to manned aerial solutions, and requires less training to operate confidently. The rapidly deployable aircraft is transportable by van and can be prepared for flight by a team of two in just 15 minutes.

CO2 Emissions Decrease

The SDO 50 allows CO2 emission reductions of up to 95% compared to manned helicopters.


Payload capacity
of up to 40 kg.


Autonomy up to 3.1 hours
(long-range BVLOS)


Small operational footprint
– 2 person crew


95% CO2 reduction
vs. use of manned aircraft


70% operational cost savings
vs. use of manned aircraft


Flexible integration of sensors
& camera systems
SwissDrones SD0 50V2
Our Product

Technical Details

(L x W x H)
2.32 x 0.7 x 0.92 m (7.6 x 2.3 x 3.0 ft)
Rotor Diameter
2 x 2.82 m (9.25 ft) Flettner double rotor
Max take off weight
87 kg
Empty Weight
42 kg
Max Payload
More than 40 kg (including fuel)
Max Flight time
Up to 3.1 hrs
Engine type
Jet Turbine (11 kw)
Primary Fuel
Jet A1
Fuel tank
Main tank 13 litres; additional add-on tanks available (up to 2 x 17 l)
Fuel Consumption
Approx. 15 l/h
Max Airspeed
72 km/h
Max Endurance
Up to 3.1 hours
Landing Gear
3 Heights
Set up time
Airborne in 15 min
Maximum operating altitude
3000 m (9843 ft) MSL at ISA conditions
Max wind speed
21 knots head wind at take-off.
Gusts up to 30 knots
Max operating temp
+ 45 °C (113 °F)
Min operating temp
– 10 °C (14 °F)
Max Range
Up to 100 km depending on data link technology option and topography
Data link options
UHF, Fully Encrypter Mesh IP (S-Band, L-Band), 4G/LTE, SatCom. Subject to national regulations
Traffic Avoidance
ADS-B/Mode S transponder available (subject to national regulations)
Pilot Camera
Double Front Pilot View camera available (Forward and Downward)
Autonomous Flight
Fully autonomous
Payload/Sensor Integration
Payload Electrical Power
200 W @ 24 V DC,
optional 400 W @ 24 V DC
About The Product

SDO 50

High End Sensors

A variety of high-end sensors have been integrated with the SDO 50. With a useful payload of more than 20 kg, several payloads can be integrated at the same time.

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Effective Operations and Deployment

The SDO 50 system can be operated as a permanent installation, as part of a ship operation, be made ground transportable to the venue of mission by means of a van or be deployed in combination with helicopters.

Long Range BVLOS Flights

We offer profound know-how and experience in obtaining regulatory approval to fly BVLOS (beyond visual line of sight) operations in different countries.

Fully Autonomous Flight Missions

The SDO 50 offers a high-end autopilot for pre-programmed and executed flight missions equipped with accurate sensors and redundant systems.


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SwissDrones is a leading manufacturer and operator of long-range unmanned helicopter systems designed to replace manned helicopters for safe and cost-effective aerial intelligence gathering in surveillance, linear inspection and search & rescue missions beyond visual line of sight.
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