Our own VTOL family 'Songbird' is characterized by high speed and range, but still flexible thanks to vertical take-off and landing capability. The uncompromising high-quality lightweight construction, the high modularity and the tool-less assembly are outstanding characteristics of each Songbird model. The Songbird is also available as a complete system.

Effective Payload Box System

Smallest packing size among the 3m drones

Songbird 100 and 150 can be packed in a stable transport box of only 120 x 30 x 40 cm despite their 3m span. Thus they even fit into a small car.

Songbird 100

Wingspan [cm]312/299
MTOW [kg]10.0
Maximum Payload [kg]2.0
Body MaterialFiberglass/Carbon Composite
Working Speed [m/s]16-30
Maximum Flighttime [min]
- camera only
- max. payload
- typical
 
90
45
60
Range [km]90
Altitude [m]
- total
- max. starting
 
2,000
1,500
Wind Tolerance
- Start/Landing auto
- Start/Landing man.
- Fixed Wing Mode
 
6
10
14
Rain Tolerancelight rain
Propulsion4 elektric motors
tilt mechanism
Radio Control433 MHz
2.4 GHz
LTE / 5G
Telemetry868-900 MHz
433 MHz
LTE / 5G
Safety FeaturesReturn to launch / Position hold / Land immediately / Land at difined places / Quadchute
Video CameraHD EO: 20x zoom
Thermal: 640x480, 2x zoom
Video linkLTE / 5G
900 MHz, 2.4 GHz up to 10 km
Video FeaturesSet Loiter Points / Go to location / Point to location / Follow target / Go to the coordinate
Flight ControllerPixHawk Cube / PX4 Stack
Ground Control StationGermandrones, own development

Songbird 150

Wingspan [cm]312/299
MTOW [kg]15.0
Maximum Payload [kg]4.0
Body MaterialFiberglass/Carbon Composite
Working Speed [m/s]17-32
Maximum Flighttime [min]
- camera only
- max. payload
- typical
 
150
45
90
Range [km]150
Altitude [m]
- total
- max. starting
 
5,000
4,000
Wind Tolerance
- Start/Landing auto
- Start/Landing man.
- Fixed Wing Mode
 
8
12
16.5
Rain Tolerancenormal rain
Propulsion4 electric motors
tilt mechanism
Radio Control433 MHz
2.4 GHz
LTE / 5G
Telemetry868-900 MHz
433 MHz
LTE / 5G
Safety FeaturesReturn to launch / Position hold / Land immediately / Land at difined places / Quadchute
Video CameraHD EO: 20x zoom
Thermal: 640x480, 2x zoom
HD EO: 30x zoom
Thermal: 640x480, 4x zoom
Laserpointer
Video linkLTE / 5G
900 MHz, 2.4 GHz up to 25 km
MESH up to 50 km
Video FeaturesSet Loiter Points / Go to location / Point to location / Follow target / Go to the coordinate
Flight ControllerPixHawk Cube / PX4 Stack
Ground Control StationGermandrones, own development
 

Songbird 100

Songbird 150

Wingspan [cm]312/299312/299
MTOW [kg]10.015.0
Maximum Payload [kg]2.04.0
Body MaterialFiberglass/Carbon CompositeFiberglass/Carbon Composite
Working Speed [m/s]16-3017-32
Maximum Flighttime [min]
- camera only
- max. payload
- typical
 
90
45
60
 
150
45
90
Range [km]90150
Altitude [m]
- total
- max. starting
 
2,000
1,500
 
5,000
4,000
Wind Tolerance
- Start/Landing auto
- Start/Landing man.
- Fixed Wing Mode
 
6
10
14
 
8
12
16.5
Rain Tolerancelight rainnormal rain
Propulsion4 elektric motors
tilt mechanism
4 elektric motors
tilt mechanism
Radio Control433 MHz
2.4 GHz
LTE / 5G
433 MHz
2.4 GHz
LTE / 5G
Telemetry868-900 MHz
433 MHz
LTE / 5G
868-900 MHz
433 MHz
LTE / 5G
Safety FeaturesReturn to launch / Position hold / Land immediately / Land at difined places / Quadchute
Video CameraHD EO: 20x zoom
Thermal: 640x480, 2x zoom
HD EO: 20x zoom
Thermal: 640x480, 2x zoom
HD EO: 30x zoom
Thermal: 640x480, 4x zoom
Laserpointer
Video linkLTE / 5G
900 MHz, 2.4 GHz bis 10 km
LTE / 5G
900 MHz, 2.4 GHz up to 25 km
MESH up to 50 km
Video FeaturesSet Loiter Points / Go to location / Point to location / Follow target / Go to the coordinate
Flight ControllerPixHawk Cube / PX4 Stack
Ground Control StationGermandrones, own development

The 'Songbird'

One of the best VTOL drones worldwide

The Songbird is the successful result of years of testing and continuous improvements. Combining the advantages of traditional aircrafts with those of multicopter drones, this new type of UAS greatly expands your operational abilities: Due to its vertical take-off and landing capability (VTOL), no runway for take-off or landing is necessary while keeping all the benefits of a fixed wing aircraft such as speed and range.

Thanks to its excellent aerodynamic properties and uncompromising lightweight construction, the Songbird achieves flight times of up to two hours, which is a multiple over the time of comparable Copter systems. Depending on the payload, up to 100 km² can be covered per flight.

Our sophisticated autopilot with automatic take-off and landing features enables the UAS to be flown by a single pilot/operator, no prior flight experience is required. This, together with the long flight time and quick and tool-less assembly ensures a high return on your investment.

The high payload of up to 6.4 kg allows the use with very powerful batteries, multiple cameras or highly specialized sensor technology such as LIDAR scanners or real-time mapping solutions. Depending on the equipment, the take-off weight is between 9 and a maximum of 14 kg.

The Songbird has been designed by engineers with years of field experience and with knowledge about what your equipment must endure in the real world. It benefits from testing under extreme weather conditions, from the African desert to tropical jungles. The Songbird can operate during wind speeds of up to 19 m/s as well extreme heat or cold and light rain.

After a brief training by our staff or after certified training units, anyone will be able to use the Songbird safely, reliably and efficiently. The training is supported by our self-developed simulation solution. Finally we help you to find the best sensor technology and data processing for your individual use-case.

Songbird 100 / 150