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ADVANCING UNMANNED SYSTEMS

from TAKEOFF to TOUCHDOWN

 LATITUDE extendS the capabilities and effectiveness of those who use our products by ADDRESSING REAL WORLD NEEDS

 

HYBRID QUADROTOR TECHNOLOGY

Hybrid Quadrotor™ (HQ) technology enables Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) in fixed wing aircraft, allowing operation from areas otherwise inaccessible.

vs.
HELICOPTERS

HQ is less complex, more cost effective,
more reliable, and
has better endurance

VS.
PURE MULTIROTORS

HQ has higher top speed,
more endurance, more wind tolerance,
and can cover more ground

VS.
FIXED WING AIRCRAFT

HQ technology operates from more
locations and from more types of
terrain for less cost

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News
TEXTRON SYSTEMS DEMONSTRATES AEROSONDE HQ WITH VTOL CAPABILITY
November 22, 2016

By Patrick C. Miller OCTOBER 27 – Textron Systems has not only added vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) ability to its Aerosonde unmanned aircraft system (UAS), but can also fit the entire aircraft and ground control station into a single pickup. Earlier this month, the company completed a successful customer demonstration of the UAS—known as the…

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HQ-60B UTILIZED TO STUDY SEA-SURFACE MICROLAYER
November 10, 2016

NOVEMBER 10 – Latitude Engineering recently worked with Schmidt Ocean Institute on their research vessel, Falkor which has been sailing from Darwin in Northern Australia to the Island of Guam in the Western Pacific. The group has been utilizing Latitude’s HQ-60B airframe to study the sea-surface microlayer. After equipping the UAV with a payload suite including…

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TEXTRON SYSTEMS TOUTS HYBRID ‘AEROSONDE HQ’ SMALL DRONE
October 6, 2016

Article and photo by Bill Carey Textron Systems has at least one potential customer for a vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) version of its Aerosonde small unmanned aircraft system. The Aerosonde Hybrid Quadrotor (HQ) adds four rotors to what is otherwise a catapult-launched fixed-wing aircraft.“Our customer has asked us for an estimate in terms of time…

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NUMBERS

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Miles flown per gallon of gas (HQ-40)

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Number of unique aircraft into which Latitude has integrated the Piccolo autopilot

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Hours of continuous flight (HQ-60). Unofficial VTOL endurance world record.

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