Autel DragonFish: Autonomous Commercial VTOL Drone

In this episode, the Roswell Flight Test Crew speaks with Tim Matthews of Autel about the company’s DragonFish commercial unmanned aircraft system (UAS). At the Commercial UAV Expo 2019 in Las Vegas, the DragonFish completed its maiden flight in the United States, operating autonomously. A Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) platform, the DragonFish launches and recovers like a conventional multirotor. However, once airborne, it transitions to fixed-wing flight to achieve a flight time of over 100 minutes. The DragonFish has been developed for a wide array of use cases, including commercial and industrial operations, as well as persistent public safety surveillance. Capable of carrying a variety of payloads in an interchangeable sensor mount, the DragonFish can deliver visible light video, thermal imaging and potentially custom payloads including LiDAR.

18 Comments

  1. 진정근 on December 27, 2020 at 10:14 pm

    Can you advice if we need to use Drone for commercial fishing for Tuna Purse Seiner instead of Helicopter? Give advice. Please

  2. Austin Bartose on December 27, 2020 at 10:20 pm

    The Osprey already does this. What’s the big deal?

  3. Handal_Multi on December 27, 2020 at 10:21 pm

    vtol shoft

  4. Pradip Mandge on December 27, 2020 at 10:24 pm

    May put sensors all over the body,ie 4K cameras ,so no moving parts for.

  5. Gordon Jurac on December 27, 2020 at 10:25 pm

    This guy’s clearly didn’t want to state the cost min to max that’s means it will be through the roof!!!

  6. Erick Towet on December 27, 2020 at 10:30 pm

    I always wonder why nobody builds big and huge drones like the size of a truck or bigger than a truck

  7. J Ang on December 27, 2020 at 10:35 pm

    What does he mean in the "teens" pricing? $1,500 or $15,000 ?

  8. CaptCrewSocks on December 27, 2020 at 10:35 pm

    Is there a particular problem or issue that this drone provides a solution to that has otherwise conventionally been solved differently with less efficiency?

  9. SOURCE on December 27, 2020 at 10:41 pm

    What I wanna know is what are you doing as a reviewer to help us with our hobby 🕹🛸 against the FAA(💩) mess?

  10. all lives matter on December 27, 2020 at 10:50 pm

    You can buy a cheap vtol for $200 so not slick tech

  11. Austin Bartose on December 27, 2020 at 10:54 pm

    This is no different than the Osprey. Just crappier in design

  12. EARTH IS seriously FLAT on December 27, 2020 at 10:59 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing 😍

  13. Carrboro_Chapelhill Fpv on December 27, 2020 at 11:01 pm

    Thank you Autel for making a vtol, now lets work on a lower cost gopro or flir camera payload.

  14. Andre T on December 27, 2020 at 11:05 pm

    Roswell Flight Test Crew what a freak, I bet the fat guy wears his mother underwear at home…

  15. Bharat's Ayyavazhi on December 27, 2020 at 11:06 pm

    What’s it’s payload including EO/IR camera

  16. KENNY DRONES on December 27, 2020 at 11:06 pm

    So did Autel have the new Evo2 on display? I hope it comes to fruition.

  17. 421Stroker on December 27, 2020 at 11:10 pm

    That would be great with a multi-spectral payload for agriculture NDVI.

  18. Videos for Cats and Dogs on December 27, 2020 at 11:10 pm

    Is this something a normal person can buy? Surprised that it has 30km video range, while a Autel Evo 2 "only" has 9km.

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