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.
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.
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.
The SDO 50 V2 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
|DIMENSIONS (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|
|MAXIMUM ENDURANCE||Up to 3.1 hours|
|LANDING GEAR||3 landing gear heights|
|SET UP TIME||Airborne in 15 min|
|MAX WIND SPEED||21 knots head wind at take-off. Gusts up to 30 knots|
|MAX OPERATING TEMPERATURE||+ 45 °C (113 °F)|
|MIN OPERATING TEMPERATURE||– 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 ELECTRICAL POWER||200 W @ 24 V DC, |
optional 400 W @ 24 V DC
A variety of high-end sensors have been integrated with the SDO 50 V2. With a useful payload of more than 20 kg, several payloads can be integrated at the same time.
The SDO 50 V2 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.
We offer profound know-how and experience in obtaining regulatory approval to fly BVLOS (beyond visual line of sight) operations in different countries.
The SDO 50 V2 offers a high-end autopilot for pre-programmed and executed flight missions equipped with accurate sensors and redundant systems.
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