German manufacturer of professional long-range UAVs for the civilian market, Quantum-Systems, announced the Trinity UAV at the InterGeo 2017 expo in Berlin. The Trinity is Quantum’s second UAV after the Tron, which was released in March, 2017.
The Trinity is a VTOL fixed-wing hybrid UAV that employs a unique three-motor design to take-off vertically, without runways or special equipment. After takeoff, only one motor is used for efficient high-speed flight, with endurance up to 60 minutes and total range exceeding 70 kilometers (43.5 miles).
The Trinity combines Quantum-Systems custom onboard flight controller and QBase flight planning software with a flexible payload bay for the best ease-of-use, flexibility and area coverage in a commercial product.
“The Trinity can cover an area up to eight times larger than our competitors in this price range,” said Florian Seibel, CEO of Quantum-Systems. “The included visual and multispectral cameras and intuitive one-button launch system make the package ready to fly and easy to use without special training or extra equipment.” He also mentioned that this second UAV rounds-out Quantum’s product offerings “.
The Trinity is perfect for customers who need a turnkey imaging solution that’s globally exportable, while the Tron carries larger, custom payloads for up to 120 minutes of flight on a single charge. Quantum-Systems now has a complete product line that will serve the needs of professional users from single operators to large enterprise customers.”