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hybrid quadrotor™ technology

LATITUDE HAS DEVELOPED A NEW CONCEPT FOR LONG ENDURANCE VERTICAL TAKEOFF AND LANDING. UTILIZING CLOUD CAP TECHNOLOGY’S PICCOLO AUTOPILOT WE HAVE ENABLED A ROLE-EXPANDING CAPABILITY FOR UNMANNED SYSTEMS.

Hybrid Quadrotor technology offers an innovative and logistically simple solution to the problem of vertical takeoff and landing: it combines the vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) capabilities of a quadrotor and the efficiency, speed, and range of a normal fixed-wing aircraft.

Hybrid Quadrotor technology OFFERS SIGNIFICANT ADVANTAGES OVER EXISTING “RUNWAY INDEPENDENT” UNMANNED AIR SYSTEMS, INCLUDING:

  • Reduced operational footprint – no runway requirement, no approach obstacle issues, no launch/recovery infrastructure required.
  • Portability – by eliminating launch and recovery equipment, there are significantly fewer items to transport and ship.
  • Lower initial system cost – no launch and recovery infrastructure or expensive aircraft sensors required for VTOL capability.
  • Reduced ongoing operational costs – fewer complex and cumbersome system elements to maintain, fewer people required to operate the system.

Latitude-HQpage-autopiloticonPOWERED BY PICCOLO

WITH HQ FEATURE

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PICCOLO SL

  • An expanded capability for the Piccolo autopilot system from Cloud Cap Technology 
  • The industry standard, accepted by regulatory agencies world-wide.
  • Provides a complete flight management solution.
  •  HQ technology is currently supported by the  Piccolo ll and Piccolo SL
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PICCOLO ll

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TWO WAYS TO TAKEOFF

OPTION 1

HQ CONVERSION

 

License our HQ feature for use on the Piccolo autopilot, and install it into your airframe of choice.

OPTION 2

DEDICATED HQ

 

Work with Latitude to get the ideal airframe for you, complete with Piccolo autopilot, and our training course.

Latitude-HQpage-airframeiconPARTNER COMPANY AIRFRAMES

HYBRID QUADROTOR CONVERSION

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ARCTURUS JUMP-15

Built by Arcturus UAV the JUMP 15 is based on the T-15. Available now with 5 pounds of payload and 8 hours endurance.

For more information visit Arcturus UAV

 

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ARCTURUS JUMP-20

Built by Arcturus UAV the JUMP 20 is based on the T-20. Long endurance and and heavy payloads.

For more information visit Arcturus UAV

 

Product-AEROSONDE

AEROSONDE HQ

Built by Textron Systems and based on the Aerosonde. Long endurance and large payloads.

For more information visit Textron Systems

 

Latitude-HQpage-airframeiconLATITUDE AIRFRAMES

CLEAN SHEET DESIGN HYBRID QUADROTOR 

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IN DEVELOPMENT

An entry-level all electric aircraft
with a two pound payload capacity and 2 hours of endurance.

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HQ-40

A mid-level aircraft with a five pound payload capacity and 5 hours of endurance.

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HQ-90

Designed for long endurance,
12 to 24 hours, and an 8 to 12 pound payload capacity. This aircraft is intended to demonstrate the excellent endurance achievable with Hybrid Quadrotor™ technology.