First in UAS Cloud-seeding / 2016 – First in Long Distance BVLOS Package Delivery / 2017
All Electric VTOL Fixed Wing UAS
The Savant sUAS is a medium sized, all electric powered, fixed-wing aircraft. With an optional VTOL kit and an interchangeable payload system, different sensor packages and mission types are quickly accommodated. The Drone America Savant can fly for more than 2 hours, depending on configuration, allowing long distance flights and large area surveys.
The Savant has a minimal prep to launch time, a large payload bay, can fly farther, stay on station longer and deliver the results your mission requires. The Savant was designed and manufactured in our facility in Reno, Nevada. Every aspect of the Savant was created with safety in mind, from its industry leading carbon fiber construction and mission-tested military-grade autopilot to its active safety systems incorporating an on-board ADS-B and ballistic parachute. The Savant is designed to successfully return with your collected data after each mission, every time.
Built to Fly
The Savant has a strong yet lightweight carbon fibre construction that gives it tremendous efficiency, allowing you to get more done by flying farther and longer.
Easy and inexpensive to maintain the Savant spends more time on mission than in the hanger.
The Savant has a modular payload bay that can carry up to 7 lbs. of sensors and equipment. Wth the Savant you can cover more ground and collect more data on a single flight than most multi-rotor systems.
Utilities and Infrastructure Inspection
With exceptional endurance time and a wide array of payload and sensor configurations, the Savant is capable of completing long missions, and supporting ground operations in real time.
Search and Rescue Overwatch
Remote Highway Patrol
With its lightweight airframe, VTOL take-off and landing, beyond line of sight capability and ability to carry multiple payloads and sensors, the Savant is a valuable asset for many applications in the field and for research facilities.
Wing-Span : 11 ft. 10 in. (3.58 m)
Length : 5 ft. 6 in. (1.7 m)
Empty Weight: 37 lbs. (16.7 kg)
Max Weight with Payload: 45 lbs. (20.4 kg)
Endurance*: up to 2 hours
Average Flight Radius: 45 miles
Point to Point Distance: 90 miles
Speed Range: 40 – 85 mph
Max Altitude MSL**: 12,000 feet (3657m)
Control Method: Laptop/Tablet/GCS
Power System: Electric
Safety Systems: GPS / RF Tracking
Active Deployment Parachute
FAA Collision Avoidance Lighting
Military Grade Autopilot
*Flight time varies due to payload configurations, flight conditions, temperature and altitude.**Max Altitude is determined by flying conditions, payloads and local flight laws.