sakavik
light-weight cargo drone

SAKAVIK

Load capacity of Sakavik is sufficiently high for cargo transportation. At the same time, it is feasible and cost-effective to deploy it for data collection when extended range is needed.
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This fully autonomous drone is able to fly without GPS. Relying on the computer vision, it detects and avoids obstacles, and identifies safe zones for landing.

There are two versions in the Sakavik family: one is tagged G for its gasoline engine, and the other is K meaning kerosene powered.

Applications

Cargo transportation

  • middle-mile deliveries
  • deliveries to hard-to-reach places
  • urgent humanitarian deliveries

Emergency management

  • detection of fumigations and fires
  • search-and-rescue operations
  • delivery of rescue equipment, materials
  • monitoring of emergencies, disasters, and damage assessment

Precision forestry

  • forest health monitoring

Safety and security protection

  • aerial inspections of protected areas

Agricultural spraying

  • cropdusting
  • aerial topdressing
  • irrigation

Support of industrial facilities and seaports

  • transportation of equipment, tools and materials
VTOL
vertical takeoff and landing
Fully automatic
takeoff, en-route flight and landing
Weight
Max. Load Capacity 200 kg (441 lb)
Empty Helicopter Weight 300 kg (661 lb)
Max. Takeoff Weight 500 kg (1 102 lb)
Flight Performance
Max. Flight Time (without load) 8 hours
Max. Airspeed 185 kmph (115 mph)
Cruise Speed 120 kmph (75 mph)
Service Ceiling 5 000 m (16 404 ft)
Dimensions
Width 1,5 m (4'11")
Length 7,05 m (23'2")
Height 2,35 m (7'9")
Rotor Diameter 6,28 m (20'7")
Design Features
Modular Platform
Сompact Size
Functionality
Flight without GPS
Obstacle Detection and Avoidance
Safe Landing Zone Detection
Precision landing system
Customizable software
Engine and Fuel
Fuel Type Gasoline
Maximum Fuel Load (without long-range tank) 60 L
Piston Engine Rotax 914 UL Turbo
Engine Power 115 HP (84,58 kW)

Development Status

At present stage, we develop Sakavik by converting and upgrading manned helicopters with relevant payload capacity into drones. Test flights of the first 2 converted helicopters with gasoline engines are planned to start in Q1 2021.